Cross-Border Salmon Dispute Puts A Damper on Summer Troll Opener; Bristol Bay Sockeye: A Run on the Brink?; Berkowitz Emphasizes New Tone for a New Anchorage in Inaugural Address; Anchorage’s 2014-2015 Snowfall Levels Lowest on Record; Alaska’s Shoreline Erosion Rate Among Highest Worldwide; Parasite Plagues Some Yukon Kings; Hjalmar “Ofi” Olson, Bristol Bay Elder, Dies at 75; Sea Shanties, Scurvy, and a Sailboat Regatta Without Wind
Harbors emptied throughout Southeast this week as fishermen headed out for the beginning of the summer troll season. July 1 marks the annual start of the summer’s first king salmon opener — the most lucrative time of the year for many trollers.
Walker Delays Payment on Oil Tax Credits; $8.5M In Cuts to Troopers Spread a Thin Force Even Thinner; Shell Gets Federal Approval to Head North, With Some Stipulations; Sand Point Post Office Burglars Sentenced; Citizens Asked To Weigh In On A Proposed Liquor Store in Bethel; Marriage Equality and Mourning: Mildred Boesser Fought Until the End; A Psychologist Follows His Slow-Roasted, Highly Caffeinated Dream; Flying Karamazovs and Friends Bring Chautauqua Spirit to Juneau
Shell Gets Federal Approval to Head North, With Some Stipulations; Study: Climate Change Is A Chief Threat to Polar Bears; On His Way Out, Mayor Sullivan Collects A Couple Souvenirs; State Lifts Burn Ban, OKs Fireworks Before the 4th; In Petersburg, Childcare Shortage Leaves Parents Hanging; Study: Kings Are Smaller Than They Used To Be; Kenai Borough Re-Evaluates Controversial Fish Habitat Protections
A Dark View of Arctic Geopolitics; Shell’s Arctic Drilling Rig Arrives to Dutch Harbor; Gov. Walker Signs Fuels Tax Increase; What the Supreme Court’s Redistricting Decision Means For Alaska; Kachemak Residents Buck A Hatchery Proposal in Tutka Bay; Katmai Bear Cams Draw International Audience of Millions; Bristol Bay Salmon Camp: ‘Can We Eat the Fin?’
Here’s the Sunday, June 21, 2015 edition of Algo Nuevo con Dave Luera — Something New with Dave Luera. If you have questions, comments or music requests for host Dave Luera, send email to algonuevo [at] alaskapublic [dot] org or post your comment at the… Read More
ACLU-Alaska Applauds SCOTUS Marriage Decision; Efforts Underway to Recover 9 Plane Crash Victims; Budget Cuts Sideline 3 of Alaska’s 11 Ferries; Senator Calls on Governor to Expand Medicaid; How David Holthouse Decided to Out the ‘Bogeyman’; Juneau Soccer Camp Grooms Players for the International Field; AK: The Journey to Bristol Bay’s Fishing Grounds; 49 Voices: Will Ross from Anchorage
Andrew Forsthoefel set out at age 23 to walk across America, East to West, 4000 miles, with a sign on him that said, “Walking to Listen.” This hour, co-produced with Jay Allison, tracks his epic journey. It’s a coming of age story, and a portrait of this country — big-hearted, wild, innocent, and wise. Outdoor Explorer returns next week.
KSKA: Thursday, July 2, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Plane With 9 On Board Crashes in Misty Fjords; ‘Northern Edge’ Military Exercise Returns to Alaska After 4-Year Hiatus; State Applauds Supreme Court Ruling on Subsidies; E. Coli Detected in Haines’ Water Supply; Partial Evacuations Underway in Aniak and Chuathbaluk; Sled Dogs Safe, But Musher Stays To Protect Fire-Threatened Homestead; Soldotna Lodge Opens Doors to Fire Victims 2 Years Running; Ready.. Set… Sparc!; Historic Juneau Park Becomes an Oasis for Alaska Artists
Sen. Sullivan Says VA Must Own Up to ‘Alaska Crisis'; Rep. Young – A Lonely GOP Voice for Puerto Rico Statehood; Surveyors Climb Denali To Settle Dispute Over Its Height; 5.8-Magnitude Quake Rattles Mainland Alaska; Juneau Police Chief Calls Secondhand Goods Ordinance ‘Extremely Successful'; HIV Testing Events Open Access For Those Unsure; Wildfire Hinders Salmon Harvest on the Yukon; KSM Mine Targets Richer Ore While Seeking Investors; Bloom Boom: Juneau Farmer Joins Alaska Peony Rush
Conservation Groups Say Shell’s Drilling Plan Violate Walrus Rule; Interior Alaska Ablaze With Lightning-Ignited Fires; Crews Stage in Kalskag to Quell An Upshot in Wildfires; 55 Homes Destroyed by Sockeye Fire, According to New Estimate; Two Volcanoes Under Watch in the Aleutians; A Collaborative Classroom Drives Team Learning; Guide Academy Helps Locals Land Jobs At Sportfishing Lodges; French Company Courts Petersburg As A Cruise Destination
‘Fairbanks Four’ Suspect Paroled; Economic Report Assesses Potential for A Recession in Alaska; GOP Presidential Candidate Announces Alaska Team; Wildfire Threatens Nulato; Village Evacuates Upriver; Conflicting Water Rights at the Heart of Chuitna Mining Debate; Breaking the Link Between Childhood Trauma And Suicide; Online Map Keeps Tabs on the Lay of Juneau’s Cemetery
Mixed Feelings On A New Company’s Plans To Drill in Cook Inlet; Maritime Group Approves Aleutian Shipping ‘Buffer Zones'; NOAA Investigates Steller Sea Lion Deaths Near Cordova; Advocacy Group Puts Setnet Restriction Measure on the Ballot; Cameras May Remedy Gripes With Alaska’s Fisheries Observer Program; Feminist Icon Gloria Steinem Visits Fairbanks; 49 Voices: Matt Williams of Anchorage; AK: Ice Dance
In Congress Thursday morning, a U.S. senator proposed adding nearly a billion dollars to a Defense spending bill to acquire an icebreaker – and that senator was not from Alaska. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is normally an ardent advocate for more icebreaking capacity, but she felt compelled to vote against the icebreaker amendment.
Legislature Verges on Gaveling Out; ‘Erin’s Law’ Unanimously Passes In the Senate; Murkowski Votes ‘Nay’ on Icebreaker Provision in Defense Bill; Rep. Young Lobbies To Offer Land Allotments For Alaska Native Vietnam Vets; ACA Subsidies For Alaskans May Be In Jeopardy; Orthodox Cathedral Desecrated During Vandalism Spree in Kodiak; Low Oil Prices Haven’t Reached Dillingham; Flight Service from Alaska to Russia’s Far East To Resume; Feds to Investigate Groundwater Contamination in North Pole; State Study Shows 60% Wolf Decline on POW; Race To Alaska Competitors Close In On Ketchikan
Gov. Bill Walker will take a modest step toward streamlining state government by combining two divisions within the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Key Provisions of Erin’s Law Restored; Village Crime Victims Need Intervention, Senators Told; State Consolidates Two Divisions in Dept. of Labor; Lawyers Say Walker Can Act On Medicaid Without the Legislature; Fairbanks Man Likely Contracted Measles in Mongolia; State Budget Cuts Squeeze Wildland Firefighters; New Marijuana Restrictions Regulate Secondhand Smoke; Nikiski Seeks More Law Enforcement as Petty Crime Booms; Study Investigates Water Contamination in North Pole; With Seconds to Spare, Coast Guard Rescues Crew of Kupreanof
Budget Negotiators Agree on Per-Pupil School Funding; Coal Lawsuit Results In Little Change; Coastal Communities Protest Naval Activity in the Gulf of Alaska; Rep. Don Young Marries on 82nd Birthday; NOAA Survey Ships Depart for Arctic; Wood Bison Get Acquainted With Their New Habitat; Deciphering the Journey of Bristol Bay Smolt; Budget Woes Hurt Small Spuds; Kinetic Energy, A Ball and An Unlikely Path to Art; Odess: ‘Sitka Opened Her Arms To Me’
North Pacific Council Cuts Bycatch Caps; Critics Say It’s Not Enough; Governor’s Weekend Think Tank Hits on PFD, Tax Structure; Sen. Sullivan Moves D.C. Office to Hart Building; Army Combat Camp Focuses on New-School Techniques; Innovative Program Brings Dental Care to Underserved Alaskans; Homeless Teens Find Help at ‘My House'; Juneau Symphony Names Troy Quinn its Newest Conductor
FEC Hits Sullivan Campaign With $3k Fine; Governor’s Weekend Retreat To Look Beyond Budget Impasse; Bragaw Extension Stumbles Over Land-Use Regs; Court Allows Pebble v. EPA to Proceed; Rotating Propeller Kills Wasilla Man in Wrangell-St. Elias; Panel Advises Trimming Halibut Bycatch in the Bering Sea; Kuskokwim River Residents Face Early Season Restrictions; On International Donut Day, Kobuk Has You Covered; AK: Tundra Love; 49 Voices: Sheila Arkell of Eagle River