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Michael Carey

Ballot Propositions Fall; Young Wins Republican Nomination

Ballot Propositions Fall; Young Wins Republican Nomination

Both ballot propositions fall in the Primary Election. Two Republic incumbents lose their primary election bids. Approximately 10 new members join the Alaska House of Representatives. Don Young takes the Republican nomination in dominating fashion. Voter turnout comes in at under 25 percent.

KSKA: Friday, 8/31 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 9/1 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 8/31 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 9/1 at 5:00pm

August 31, 2012 - 9:00 am
More Info Release On APD Shooting; Former State Senator Al Adams Passes Away

More Info Release On APD Shooting; Former State Senator Al Adams Passes Away

More information released on the APD shooting of Harry Smith. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar visits Alaska. Senator Murkowski spars with the Obama administration on NPR-A. Former state Senator Al Adams passes away.

KSKA: Friday, 8/17 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 8/18 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 8/17 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 8/18 at 5:00pm

August 17, 2012 - 9:00 am
EPA Holds Hearings On Pebble Mine; and Oil Companies Prepare For Pt. Thompson Work

EPA Holds Hearings On Pebble Mine; and Oil Companies Prepare For Pt. Thompson Work

EPA holds the latest round of hearings on the proposed Pebble Mine. Gov. Sean Parnell is determined to get a Republican majority. Oil companies prepare to begin work at Point Thompson. The Alaska Renewable Energy Fair starts on August 10. Congressman Don Young tells a Fairbanks business audience that it’s time to forget about the EPA. The state will not re-try accused murderer Mechele Linehan. Gov. Parnell says no to insurance exchanges.

KSKA: Friday, 8/10 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 8/11 at 6:00pm

August 10, 2012 - 9:00 am
Mat-Su Ferry Saga Continues; and Coastal Zone Management Debates Heat Up

Mat-Su Ferry Saga Continues; and Coastal Zone Management Debates Heat Up

BP has very poor quarterly report. The ongoing saga of the Mat-Su ferry continues. Debates over the coastal zone management initiative heat up. Alaska Native suicide rates remain high. A Valdez couple admits to failing to pay $190,000 in income taxes and penalties. Around 4,000 summer fisheries workers in a government-sponsored program won’t be returning next year. The Fisheries Board throws a lifeline to set netters. The state of Alaska puts out new regulations dealing with one aspect of abortion.

KSKA: Friday, 8/3 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 8/4 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 8/3 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 8/4 at 5:00pm

August 3, 2012 - 9:00 am
Oil Prices Subside; and Joe Miller Becomes A Publisher

Oil Prices Subside; and Joe Miller Becomes A Publisher

As the election campaign heats up, we have seen a reincarnation of the group Backbone, which has interjected itself not only in the oil-tax debate but the elections. Oil prices have subsided – and this has serious implications for the state, especially the state budget. The Alcohol Beverage Control Board has switched locations. Formerly under law enforcement, it is now under commerce. Former Republican Senate nominee Joe Miller has become an on-line publisher. A study shows Fairbanks is paying double the national average for its utility bills. There’s a salmon shortage in the Bush, especially on the major rivers. Do we know why?

KSKA: Friday, 7/27 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 7/28 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 7/27 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 7/28 at 5:00pm

July 27, 2012 - 9:00 am
Senators Hold Hearings On High Gas Prices

Senators Hold Hearings On High Gas Prices

Senators hold hearings across Alaska on gas prices. Conflict created by the proposed expansion of the Ted Stevens International Airport. Questions linger about the Mount Marathon Race. Shell moves ahead with Arctic development plans. The Alaska Dome is seeking tax relief. Some Senate Republicans are campaigning against the Senate coalition. Schaeffer Cox fires attorney Nelson Traverson.

KSKA: Friday, 7/13 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 7/14 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 7/13 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 7/14 at 5:00pm p.m.

July 13, 2012 - 9:00 am
Muni Election Report Released; And Mt. McKinley May Be Renamed Denali

Muni Election Report Released; And Mt. McKinley May Be Renamed Denali

Independent investigator Dan Hensley releases his report on the Muni election debacle. Reality TV flourishing in Alaska. Mayor Dan Sullivan takes his oath while on vacation in Hawaii. Muldoon community members finding resistance to their request for a local park. The U.S. Supreme Court rejects the Stolen Valor Act by a vote of 6-3. Sen. Lisa Murkowski introduces legislation to rename Mount McKinley to Denali. Governor Parnell might be saying no to the Medicaid expansion.

KSKA: Friday, 7/6 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 7/7 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 7/6 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 7/7 at 5:00pm p.m.

July 6, 2012 - 9:00 am
Four Japanese Climbers Die On Denali; And The Militia Trial Wraps Up

Four Japanese Climbers Die On Denali; And The Militia Trial Wraps Up

Four Japanese climbers die in an avalanche on Denali. Joe Miller wins $5,000 judgement from the Fairbanks North Star Borough. Militia trial wraps up in Anchorage. Concerns about flooding on the Matanuska River are on the rise. The special session cost tax payers almost half a million dollars.

KSKA: Friday, 6/22 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 6/22 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 6/23 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 6/23 at 5:00pm

June 22, 2012 - 9:00 am
Independent Political Expenditures Now Allowed To Be Unlimited

Independent Political Expenditures Now Allowed To Be Unlimited

APOC says independent political expenditures can now be unlimited. Parnell administration commissioners consider issuing up to $5 billion in pension obligation bonds. An APD officer shoots and kills a man during a confrontation. North Slope oil drops to its lowest price since February 2011. What happened at the Republican state convention. The militia trial goes to the jury.

KSKA: Friday, 6/15 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 6/16 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 6/15 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 6/16 at 5:00pm

June 15, 2012 - 9:00 am
Anchorage Assembly Delays Land Swap; and the Militia Trial Continues

Anchorage Assembly Delays Land Swap; and the Militia Trial Continues

The Anchorage Assembly puts off a controversial land swap. The EPA hears from Alaskans on the proposed Pebble Mine project. The Fairbanks militia trial continues with testimony from Schaeffer Cox and Coleman Barney. Anchorage is voted the worst-dressed city in America.

KSKA: Friday, 6/8 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 6/9 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 6/8 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 6/9 at 5:00pm

June 8, 2012 - 9:00 am
Oil Industry Spends More Than A Million Dollars Lobbying Legislature

Oil Industry Spends More Than A Million Dollars Lobbying Legislature

The major oil companies spent more than a million dollars lobbying the Legislature in hopes of changing Alaska’s oil-tax regime. What did they get for their money? Fairbanks played host to Gov. Sean Parnell this week. He was promoting natural gas and economic development. What does he have in mind? The Air Force says it will save more than $20 million by moving a wing of F-16s from Eielson to Elmendorf. How does Fairbanks react? The filing deadline for the Legislature approaches.

KSKA: Friday, 6/1 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 6/2 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 6/1 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 6/2 at 5:00pm

June 1, 2012 - 10:00 am
Anchorage Municipal Clerk Resigns; and Ron Paul Supporters Take Over GOP

Anchorage Municipal Clerk Resigns; and Ron Paul Supporters Take Over GOP

The stories up for discussion this week are: Municipal Clerk Barbara Gruenstein resigns; Resource Development Luncheon turns into anti-EPA rally; Ron Paul supporters take over the GOP; DNR cancels Alaska Crude oil lease; Fairbanks militia trial update; federal spending in Alaska levels off; and the oil tax debate.

KSKA: Friday, 5/25 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 5/26 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 5/25 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 5/26 at 5:00pm

May 25, 2012 - 9:30 am
Gov. Parnell’s Vetoes; and ASD Layoffs

Gov. Parnell’s Vetoes; and ASD Layoffs

The stories up for discussion this week are: Gov. Parnell’s vetoes; Rumrunners; the Fairbanks militia trial; Randy Ruedrich retires as chairman of Alaska Republican Party; ASD teacher layoffs; update on the Kodiak Coast Guard Base homicides; Cook Inlet oil and gas update; “The Eskimo and the Oil Man” book.

KSKA: Friday, 5/18 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 5/19 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 5/18 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 5/19 at 5:00pm

May 18, 2012 - 9:00 am

Anchorage Deputy Clerk Fired; and Airman Clinton Reeves Body Found

The stories up for discussion this week are: Assembly Chair Ernie Hall fires deputy clerk Jacqueline Duke; out of session work for the legislature; redistricting; body of Airman Clinton Reeves found; Ron Paul supporters take over Alaska Republican Party leadership; Port of Anchorage expansion remains stalled.

KSKA: Friday, 5/11 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 5/12 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 5/11 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 5/12 at 5:00pm

May 11, 2012 - 1:51 pm
Anchorage Election Certified; and Missing Airman Clinton Reeves

Anchorage Election Certified; and Missing Airman Clinton Reeves

The stories up for discussion this week are: the Anchorage Assembly certifies the election; missing airman Clinton Reeves; looking back on the special session; an Anchorage mother accidentally runs over her child; and the Republican party has a new chairman.

KSKA: Friday, 5/4 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 5/5 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 5/4 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 5/5 at 5:00pm

May 4, 2012 - 4:35 pm

The Special Session; and a New Film Incentive Credit Bill

The stories up for discussion this week are: Gov. Parnell throws in the towel on oil taxes; status of the gas line legislation; new film incentive credit bill; municipal election squabbles continue; and the redistricting saga continues.

KSKA: Friday, 4/27 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 4/28 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 4/27 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 4/28 at 5:00pm

April 27, 2012 - 3:47 am

The Special Session; and Joe Miller’s Lawsuit

The stories up for discussion this week are: the legislature’s special session; bills that didn’t pass; oil tax reform; Joe Miller’s lawsuit; Anchorage’s municipal election; preparing taxes for drug dealers and why it’s a bad idea; and the Samantha Koenig case.

KSKA: Friday, 4/20 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 4/21 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 4/20 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 4/21 at 5:00pm

April 21, 2012 - 1:52 pm
Oil Taxes; And The State’s Budget

Oil Taxes; And The State’s Budget

The stories up for discussion this week are: the oil tax debate; Anchorage’s municipal election; proposition five; the Iditarod; the state’s budget; Fairbanks court cases; and a railroad budget cut.

KSKA: Friday, 3/23 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 3/24 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 3/23 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 3/24 at 5:00pm

March 23, 2012 - 11:53 am
Oil Taxes; And The In-State Gas Line

Oil Taxes; And The In-State Gas Line

The stories up for discussion this week are: the report on prosecutors’ conduct in the Ted Stevens case; the state’s oil tax debate; redistricting; Senate votes down measure to open ANWR; in-state gas line; the Anchorage mayoral race.

KSKA: Friday, 3/16 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 3/17 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 3/16 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 3/17 at 5:00pm

March 16, 2012 - 10:57 am

The Mayoral Race; And The Presidential Preference Poll

The stories up for discussion this week are: the Anthony Rollins case; the Mayoral race; proposition 5; the annual energy conference; the state’s new oil tax bill; Alaska Republican presidential preference poll; Ron Paul visits Alaska; Sen. Murkowski’s vote on birth control/contraception.

KSKA: Friday, 3/9 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 3/10 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 3/9 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 3/10 at 5:00pm

March 9, 2012 - 5:03 pm