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Alaska Edition

Alaska Edition: Friday, July 25, 2014

Enstar is raising its rates – the public objects. The Vote Yes.Vote No battle continues. The US Senate primary enters its final days. Sarah Palin weighs in on oil taxes. Musk Ox keep Nome wildlife managers busy. The challenge of translating ballot language into Native languages. A setnet ban initiative can move forward an Anchorage judge says. Update on oil and gas issues.

KSKA: Friday, July 25 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 26 at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 26 at 4:30 p.m.

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July 25, 2014 - 8:25 am

Alaska Edition: Friday, July 18, 2014

Inmate deaths lead to hearing before lawmakers. The woes of Buccaneer Energy. The fight over who is responsible for the North Pole suloflane spill continues. The evolution of Alaska oil taxes. The North Slope haul road is in trouble from “a moving mass of frozen debris.” An update on the US Senate race. A successful missile test over the Pacific increases the likelihood the Defense Department will send more missiles to Fort Greely. Headline; “Ex-Guard Chief Moves to Arctic Frontline.” Who is he?

KSKA: Friday, July 18 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 19 at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 19 at 4:30 p.m.

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July 18, 2014 - 7:20 am

Alaska Edition: Friday July 11, 2014

Alaska Natives go to federal court to force the state to provide more voting assistance to Native-language speakers. Shopping may never be the same in Bethel. Arctic Slope Regional Corporation endorses Dan Sullivan for the Senate. Sullivan and incumbent Mark Begich exchange hostile advertisements. Congressman Don Young receives a “letter of reproval” from the House Ethics Committee. The KABATA moves forward with the Knik Arm Crossing: Buildings on Government Hill will be torn down. Senate candidate Joe Miller goes after his Republican opponents on the immigration issue.

KSKA: Friday, July 11 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 12 at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 12 at 4:30 p.m.

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July 11, 2014 - 7:26 am
Alaska Edition: Earthquakes

Alaska Edition: Earthquakes

Even by Alaska standards, there has been a lot of seismic activity recently. Alaska is located in the Ring of Fire, so it’s not unusual for there to be frequent earthquakes and volcanoes kicking up occasionally, but starting in April, there has been some unusual seismic activity in the Brooks Range. An area near Noatak has, since April, seen a spike in earthquakes after a 30-year quiet period.

KSKA: Friday, June 27 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 28 at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 28 at 4:30 p.m.

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June 27, 2014 - 7:00 am

Alaska Edition Friday June 20, 2014

Some of the remains of those killed in a tragic 1952 air crash near Colony Glacier recovered. Kuskokwim salmon fishery opens to dissatisfaction with management. Vote Yes! apologizes to Tony Knowles. Update on legalization of marijuana ballot proposition. The oil industry shows interest in Umiat prospect. The latest in the US Senate race. Could the strife in Iraq drive up oil prices? What is the future of Fort Greely?

KSKA: Friday, June 20 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 21 at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 21 at 4:30 p.m.

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June 20, 2014 - 7:01 am

Alaska Edition Friday June 13, 2014

A federal judge tells the state it must do a better job of translating the election ballot into Native languages. The proposed King Cove road is subject of a lawsuit. The drilling firm Buccaneer goes bankrupt. Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller suggests troopers pulled him over because of his political views. Hard Rock Cafe comes to Anchorage. Democratic lawmakers challenge SB 21. Families sue driver charged with two DUI murders.

KSKA: Friday, June 13 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 14 at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 14 at 4:30 p.m.

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June 13, 2014 - 7:23 am

Alaska Edition Friday May 30, 2014

Sexual assault and the National Guard update. Update on Southcentral fires. The SARB board meets to evaluate the trans-Alaska pipeline. Jim Minnery, leading conservative activist, modifies his views on gays. Changes ahead for workers compensation law. Verizon enters the Alaska market. Six Native regional corporation join the vote no campaign against the oil-tax referendum. Anchorage Police Chief Mark Mew says his department is understaffed.

KSKA: Friday, May 30 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 31 at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 31 at 4:30 p.m.

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May 30, 2014 - 7:23 am

Alaska Edition: May 23, 2014

Forest fires fill Southcentral Alaska with smoke. Providence Hospital is opposing MLP’s proposed rate increase. The Anchorage School Board has passed a budget that would restore some teaching positions. More and more farmers markets are accepting food stamps. The Native village of Eklutna has received regulatory help from the Anchorage Assembly. Senate candidate Joe Miller raises global warming as a primary issue. Promoters of the legalization of marijuana hold a seminar on how to get into the business if legalized. People bike to work in Anchorage – but just how many. There’s a lot of negative advertising on TV this political season. How do voters find out what is accurate?

KSKA: Friday, May 23 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 24 at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 24 at 4:30 p.m.

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May 23, 2014 - 7:14 am

Alaska Edition: May 16, 2014

Two state troopers die during an arrest in Tanana – a memorial service draws 4,000. The battle over SB 21, the oil tax bill, continues through intense advertising and campaigning. The State Assessment Review Board meets in Anchorage. Economist Scott Goldsmith weighs in on SB21, the oil tax bill. Advocates of same-sex marriage are in court. The state’s annual Cook Inlet lease sale is held. Voting-rights advocates charge the state’s translations of the election ballots into Native languages are faulty. Fairbanks four granted new hearing by judge.

KSKA: Friday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 17 at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 17 at 4:30 p.m.

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May 16, 2014 - 7:10 am

Alaska Edition May 9, 2014

Two state troopers killed in Tanana. The state Republican Party meets in Juneau. The Anchorage School District comes into extra money. Three motorcyclists killed on Glenn Highway. Anchorage water rates are perplexing – an explanation follows. Parnell cuts deal for pipeline taxes. Ammunition in short supply. Why? Sen. Fred Dyson has a bill that would remove from view court cases that do not lead to conviction. National Climate Assessment of climate change has warnings for Alaska.

KSKA: Friday, May 9 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 10 at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 10 at 4:30 p.m.

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May 9, 2014 - 7:25 am

Alaska Edition April 25, 2014

The Alaska Legislature moved into overtime but finished its gas line work. The education bill forces the overtime. The set net initiative is in court. Initiatives move from August ballot to November ballot. Legalization of marijuana faces opposition. Tax credits for Alaska refineries. Joe Miller opens his bid for the Senate. CIRI wants MLP to buy more Fire Island wind power. BP sells 15 percent of Alaska holdings.

KSKA: Friday, April 25, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 26, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 26 , at 4:30 p.m.
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April 25, 2014 - 7:56 am

Alaska Edition: April 18, 2014

Patrick Flynn takes over as chair of the Anchorage Assembly. The Alaska Legislature is still addressing major capital projects in the final days of the session. The Loussac Library bond failed by 14 votes. Why? Legislation to raise the minimum wage becomes deeply controversial. Wasilla does a turnaround on regulating the drug spice. The cost of Gov. Parnell’s North Slope initiative is ballooning. Two inmates die in Alaska prisons in a week.

KSKA: Friday, April 18, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 19, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 19, at 4:30 p.m.

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April 18, 2014 - 7:39 am

Alaska Edition April 11, 2014

Revenue forecast for North Slope oil provokes controversy. Rio Tinto leaves the Pebble Partnership. Minimum wage bill gathering steam in House of Representatives. The Anchorage Dispatch purchases the Anchorage Daily News. No-sell booze bill gets committee OK. Gov. Parnell offers tax relief to refineries. Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation steps into battle over clean up of North Pole refinery. Anchorage police officers writing fewer traffic tickets.

KSKA: Friday, April 11, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 12, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 12, at 4:30 p.m.
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April 11, 2014 - 7:58 am

Alaska Edition April 4, 2014

Municipal election results in Anchorage. Oil and gas issues continue to dominate the legislative session. The battle over SB 21 – the oil tax revision – continues. Purchasing the legislative office building no longer seems like such a good idea to lawmakers. This is sexual assault awareness month. What can we expect from the Legislature in the last two weeks of the session? The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear the Katie John case. An unusual murder trial in progress on Kodiak.

KSKA: Friday, April 4, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 5, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, April 4 , at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 5, at 4:30 p.m.
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April 4, 2014 - 7:54 am

Alaska Edition March 28,2014

The 59th anniversary of the great ’64 earthquake. Opponents of the Pebble Mine lose a court battle. Sen. Kelly of Fairbanks is fighting FAS – and generating controversy. The Alaska Legislature contemplates big projects, particularly the Knik Arm Crossing. The Parnell Administration sues to obtain access to ANWR. Anchorage Municipal elections are Tuesday. The 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez spill.

KSKA: Friday, March 28 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 29 at 4:30 p.m.
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March 27, 2014 - 8:41 am
Alaska Edition: Why I Read – The Serious Pleasure of Books

Alaska Edition: Why I Read – The Serious Pleasure of Books

Author and essayist Wendy Lesser discusses her latest book Why I Read with poet Robert Pinsky. Their conversation explores the ways that literature and, especially, poetry touch readers and change their lives as Cambridge Forum continues its series My Life Touched by Art.

KSKA: Friday, March 21, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 22, at 6:00 p.m.

March 21, 2014 - 9:00 am

Alaska Edition Friday March 14, 2014

The state Senate brings a Constitutional amendment addressing school funding to the floor but returns it to committee. The House is looking at a bill that would require schools to teach students about sexual assault, sexual abuse. The Iditarod – a look back at the race. Gov. Parnell’s appointment to the board of assessors withdraws. The Senate takes up firearms on campus. Dan Coffey is running for mayor of Anchorage. The Anchorage branch of the National Archives will close.

KSKA: Friday, March 14 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 15 at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 15 at 4:30 p.m.
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March 14, 2014 - 7:35 am

Alaska Edition Friday March 7, 2014

Legislation that would provide for state participation in the gas line moves forward. Fetal alcohol syndrome is a scourge. Some of those affected explain why. Gov. Parnell “absolves” a future buyer of the Flint Hills refinery of cleanup costs. Parnell sues past and current owner over the cleanup. Alaska public life and policy is different if not unique – here’s some of the reason why. The emerging problem of scarcity. Idaho compared to Alaska.

KSKA: Friday, 3/7 at 2 p.m. and Saturday, 3/8 at 6 p.m.
KAKM: Friday 3/7 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday. 3/8 at 4:30 p.m.
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March 7, 2014 - 8:03 am

Alaska Edition Friday February 28, 2014

Education and the funding of education remain deeply contentious in Juneau. The Anchorage School District passes the budget for the coming year. Flint Hills refinery closes – controversy follows. Channel 2 has a series “Inside Alaska Prisons.” Anchorage Municipal Elections are barely a month away. US Senate candidate Dan Sullivan not only has raised a lot of money, he has a lot of his own and family money. Eielson AFB remains in the hunt for the F-35 fighter. CH2MHill returns to the troubled port of Anchorage as a contractor. The Iditarod.

KSKA: Friday, 2/28 at 2 p.m. and Saturday, 2/28 at 6 p.m.
KAKM: Friday 2/28 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday. 2/28 at 4:30 p.m.
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February 28, 2014 - 9:00 am

Alaska Edition Friday February 21, 2014

Supreme Court affirms assessed value of trans-Alaska pipeline. The Flint Hills refinery in North Pole is closing – and controversy follows. Police staffing in Anchorage continues to decline. Sen. Lisa Murkowski addresses the Alaska Legislature. The Anchorage municipal election draws closer. Sen. Pete Kelly and Republican colleagues want to change the make up of the Alaska Judicial Council. Major development in the U-Med highway route selection. Buccaneer Energy asks the state for financial aid.

KSKA: Friday, 2/14 at 2 p.m. and Saturday, 2/15 at 6 p.m.
KAKM: Friday 2/14 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday. 2/15 at 4:30 p.m.
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February 20, 2014 - 9:57 am