Fed Judge Slaps Greenpeace Protesters With $2,500/Hr. Fine; ‘Shell No’ Protesters Turn Back the Fennica; A Tale of 2 Murkowski Bills – One Partisan, One Not; Instrument Data ‘Another Piece of the Puzzle’ in Fatal Plane Crash; Under Alaska Management, the Mosquito River is Open for Business; Bethel Advances The Possibility of A City-Run Liquor Store; Ketchikan Borough To Vote on Tobacco Tax; BC tribal protest stops mine exploration, for now; Wrangell Opens A New Cultural Center, Carving Shed
Alaska Senators No Fans of Iran Deal; Psychiatric Facility For Vets Opens In Anchorage; In Blow To the State, Court Strikes Down Roadless Rule Exemption in the Tongass; Jim Johnsen Named New University of Alaska President; Wrangell Doc Found Guilty of Sharing Child Porn; Saxman Regains Rural Status; Dalton Highway Gets A Post-Flood Facelift; Report: Alaska Falls Short on Curbing LBGT Discrimination In The Workplace; On Love, Adoption and Raising 3 Kids With FASD
Sockeye Fire Defendants Plead Not Guilty; Matanuska River Erosion Continues to Threaten Homes; Without Troopers, Girdwood Looks For New Law Enforcement; Anchorage’s Homeless Community Endures 6th Death in 2 Weeks; Murkowski Fends Off Thorny Add-Ons To Energy Bill; Wet Weather Gives Firefighters The Edge; As Subsistence Foods Become More Scarce, Kivalina Welcomes A New Store; Teachers’ Field Trip: Lessons from the Mendenhall Glacier; Watzituya: Naknek’s One-Stop Shop for Nets, Coffee, Counseling
Elections Director Resigns Abruptly at Lt. Gov’s Request; Berkowitz Transition Report Draws on Community, Corporate Solutions Alike; Erosion Along the Matanuska Continues to Imperil Homes; Dead Fish, Wildlife In Aleutians May Be Victims Of Toxic Algae Outbreak; Forgiving Without Forgetting: A Tlingit Village Up in Smoke; Denali Wolf Hunt Nears Opening, Despite Low Population Numbers; Groups Seek Halt to POW Wolf Hunting, Logging
Starting August 1, KSKA is rolling out a new program schedule, complete with new programs and some of your favorite old programs at new times.
Matanuska River Claims A Home Plus 3 Other Structures; Mallott: US-Canada Commission Won’t Take Up BC Mines; Despite Stiff Competition, Alaska Airlines Logs Record Profits; Fairbanks Voters To Decide on 5% Pot Tax; Bethel Appeals ABC Rejection of Liquor License Protest, Could Bring Decision To A Vote; In Remote Alaska, High-Speed Internet Comes By Land – Not Satellite; Village of Wales Starts Polar Bear Patrol to Protect Community; 49 Voices: Verna Haynes of Anchorage; AK: An 80-Year Love Affair With Flowers Still Blossoms
Verna Haynes runs the Anchorage store Obsession Records with her husband Steve. The born-and-raised Alaska couple had almost 20,000 LPs at one point — that’s when they decided they should share their love of vinyl with everyone.
Young Votes Yes, Meant No, On Bill Gutting GMO Labeling Laws; 2nd Murkowski Energy Bill Has Controversies Lacking in 1st; Gov. Walker Travels to Pentagon to Make Case for Alaska Troops; 5 Fires Threaten Tanana On the Yukon; Anchorage To ‘Revisit’ Knik Arm Bridge; Suspect Arrested for Threatening Calls To Arizona Schools, Which Were Similar to Alaska’s; 4 Charged with Theft of Oysters from Kachemak Bay Farm; With Ever-Changing Restrictions, 2015 Marks a Summer of Flexibility on the Kuskokwim; Pains of Trooper Cuts Felt At Small Community Jails; Haines Climbers Likely First Women to Summit Cathedral Peaks
Interior Dept. OKs Arctic Drilling—With Limits; Murkowski Unveils Her National Energy Policy Bill; Southeast Village Brings Its Subsistence Designation Battle To Capitol Hill; Murkowski Balks At Proposed Funding Source for Highway Plan; Dozens Testify Against Megaprojects In Anchorage; AMHS Looks To Dwindling Coffers As Southeast Leaders Plea for Restored Ferry Service; Chum Salmon Flood Western Alaska Waters As Buyers Struggle to Keep Up; As Chinook Cross Into Canada, Fall Chum Begin Running on the Yukon; BC Withholds Key Permit from Transboundary Mine
General Says Decision on JBER Cuts Not Final Without An Arctic Plan; Government Attorneys Seek Dismissal In Guards Records Case; Bush Carriers Keep A Close Eye on Aviation Safety; City Puts Its Chips On Providing Housing For Those Most In Need; Explosion Shakes Aleutians’ Cleveland Volcano; Fairbanks Police Launch Website to Crowdsource Tips On Cold Cases; UAF Removes Mississippi Flag; State Funding Advances St. Mary’s Wind Farm Plan; Marine Debris Barge to Skip Southeast; No Second King Opening for Southeast Trollers; King Salmon Sees a Unique, And Invasive, Visitor From Afar
NTSB Investigates ‘Man, Machine, Environment’ in Friday’s Plane Crash Near Juneau; Trapper Creek Man Dies When Plane Strikes Tree; Shell Ship ‘Fennica’ Heads to Oregon for Repairs; Rain Helps Slow A Vigorous Fire Season In the Interior; Legislative Committee Won’t Take Up Medicaid Expansion Wednesday; Fire Destroys Oyster Company Boat, Dock, Equipment in Little Jakolof Bay; Alaska Supreme Court Upholds Ruling Against ‘Save Our Salmon’ Initiative; Senate Ed Bill Bolsters the Role of Alaska Tribes; State Lifts Spending Freeze on Susitna-Watana Hydro Project; Need for Food Assistance Rises as Alaskans Struggle To Make Ends Meet; Ketchikan Pastor Goes Barefoot to Raise Money For Those Who Need Shoes
For 49 voices this week, AK visits with a feisty long time Alaskan. Chuck Sassara came to Alaska in 1955 from California with his wife Ann. Sassara served in the state legislature in the ’60s and ’70s, he’s been a pilot, a sailor and business owner. He says he got a job the very first day he arrived in Anchorage.
Walker Announces Plan to Expand Medicaid Unilaterally; North Slope Mayor Under Investigation for Corruption; Dirt Bike Dermatoloy: For Army Medic, Specialty is Adaptability; Accidental Overdose Suspected In Wainwright Soldier’s Death; Anchorage Sees Three Indigent Deaths Overnight; Canned Salmon: A New Face on an Old Product; Alaska Shoppers Greet H&M With Gusto; Bethel Democrat to Lead PNWER Arctic Caucus; K-9 in Training to Combat Juneau’s Heroin Problem
Short $1B, Icebreaker Advocates Consider Leasing, Sharing; State Raises Concerns Over Costs As Anchorage Hospitals Vie For More ER Beds; Barge Arrives To Courier Alaska’s Marine Debris To the Lower 48; Ocean Acidification: A Grim Reaper For Wild Shellfish Stocks?; Walker OKs Further Work On The Juneau Access Project; UAF To Acquire HAARP Science Program
Coast Guard Gears Up For Shell’s Chukchi Season; Shellfish Genetics Could Be The Key to Climate Change Adaptation; Report: Heroin Use is Skyrocketing in Alaska; Education Lawsuit Heads Through Appeals Process; Knik Arm Project Gets A Tentative Green Light from Administration; Falling Debris From Decrepit Apartments Closes Juneau Park; City Considers Amending Land Use Code to Address Child Care Shortage; Nome Reindeer Ranch Cultivates A New Generation of Herders
State Says Sockeye Fire Sprung From A Burn Pile, 2 Face Charges; Marriage Ruling Doesn’t Protect LBGT Alaskans Against Workplace Discrimination; Calista Shareholders Vote to Enroll ‘Afterborns'; Lessons for Alaska: Oregon Shellfish Hatchery Tackles Ocean Acidification; On the Nushagak, Sportfishers Struggle to Reel In the Kings; New RX Drug Drop Gives Community a Chance to Safely Purge Meds; Haines Sees A Spike in Avian Rescues
A $23M Military Exercise: A Last Hurrah for JBER’s 4-25th?; BC Mount Polley Mine To Re-Open After 2014 Dam Breach; Metlakatla’s Tourism Industry Blossoms; Hoonah Vets Recount Vietnam War in New Documentary; AK: Adventure-Bound Couple Moves Into $8,600 House on Wheels; 49 Voices: Michelle Spark of Princeton, New Jersey
For small towns like Seward and Girdwood, events like Mount Marathon and the Forest Fair bring an influx of cash into small communities. Tourism is a major pillar of Alaska’s economy, and on the next Alaska Edition, we’ll talk about what big events mean to small towns.
KSKA: Friday, July 10, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 11, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, July 10, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 7July 11, at 4:30 p.m.
Dept. of Revenue Report: Oil Tax Credits Are A Poor Investment; On A Mission in Australia, News Of Army Cuts Trickles In Via Family, Social Media; Bristol Bay Run Nears 20 Million Sockeye; UA System Presidential Candidate Promises to Listen and Share; Inside A Juneau Prison’s Sex Offender Treatment Program; FLOTUS Wows Crowd at Native Youth Confab; Cleaning Alaska’s Remote Beaches, One Piece of Debris at a Time
Army to Cut 2,600 Soldiers from JBER; Ocean Acidification Threatens Shellfish Hatcheries; Fire Crews Scramble to Protect A Village on the Koyukuk; Nakeen Homepack: Processing Salmon With A Little TLC; POW Ferry Service Suspended; Brother Francis Shelter Fields Complaints About Bullying; A Pilgrimage To Minidoka: ‘We Can See The Memories Slipping Away’