Alaska News Nightly
State tallies $50k in consultant fees prepping for Obama visit; Chief justice Dana Fabe to retire; Court subpoenas emails of Pebble opponents; 3 suicides in a week leave Hooper Bay distraught; Muni planning commission approves controversial Elmore extension; Looking for love: Newspaper diversifies revenue stream with dating website; For middle schoolers to love Shakespeare, they must know Shakespeare
Holmes implicates new assailant during day 1 of FBX Four hearing; Obama announced global fishing enforcement, new sanctuaries; Theology school calls off Native Art sale amid investigation; Candlelight vigil honors those who died on streets of Anchorage; ‘I thought he was safe,’ brother says of man found dead in wetlands; Denali Commission-funded diesel plants planned in Togiak, Koliganek; Volcano farts: Scientists look to gas for beta on atmosphere, geothermal resource
Supreme Court to hear appeal challenging NPS authority on Alaska land; Court to hear new evidence in Fairbanks Four case; APOC fines Slope mayor Charlotte Brower $35k for failure to disclose; More cops, fewer consultants in Anchorage’s opening budget volley; Scientists stumble over active underwater volcano in Southeast; Chopper-cowboys herd hundreds of remote cattle in Aleutians; AK: Southeast dairy goat business presents unique challenges; 49 Voices: Chelan Schreifels of Japan
What’s the value of an LNG line? Numbers trickle in; Alaska’s fiscal crisis: Apocalyptic or overblown?; Muni memo sends Elmore extension project back to drawing board; With Medicaid expansion, the chance for a fresh start; Ancient human remains found in dirt pile in Haines; AVCP elects first female traditional chief; Red and blue king crab fishery closed again in Southeast
City budget allots added $5M to police, fire; Anchorage LBGT anti-discrimination measure 9 to 2; Sullivan calls in Corps to bash EPA over water rule; Heavy snowfall cuts power to thousands around Fairbanks; Floodwater recedes in Willow; Houston officials eye Little Su; Survey scans for elodea spread in Interior, finds naught; Report: Southeast’s economy is shrinking; Broken partnership puts Juneau senior housing project in limbo; Salvation Army buys building to house Bethel headquarters
Aleutians monument fought as threat, derided as ‘straw man’; Protesters flood Capitol steps in support of Planned Parenthood; Arctic Energy Summit focuses on both fossil fuels and renewables; Bipartisan effort to enact justice reform taps Outside help; Public asked to help find 23-year-old moose hunter; Flurries fly and winter arrives to the Last Frontier; Tourists spent more in Southeast this season; Flooding at Baird Glacier spreads green water
Shell pulls out of the Arctic, citing lack of resource; Murkowski calls Shell pull-out a ‘kick in the gut’; Anchorage convenes task force to combat human trafficking; Sen. McGuire won’t seek re-election in 2016; Buldir Island a ‘life changer’ for seabird researchers; As ice melts, Arctic opens for cruise ships; DEC to spend $4 million on Wrangell junkyard cleanup; With reservoir low, Kodiak asks citizens to conserve water; EIS forthcoming for proposed Donlin gold mine
NTSB releases preliminary report; Walker’s special session comes with surprise; UAF hosting Arctic conference; Fairbanks gets first major snow; Skilak bear mauling , 4th for Kenai Peninsula; AK: High schoolers enter world of nano-agriculture; 49 Voices: Judy Donegan of Palmer
Pope wows Murkowski, Rep. Young’s wife; Murkowski votes to protect Planned Parenthood; Wildfire defendants want more prep time; Task force to look at trafficking; Mexican Consulate to close; Questions raised about Nome’s hosting patrol vessels; Contentious minor offenses ordinance to start; Bristol Bay sockeye included in school lunches; Kantner releases new book.
xxxx; Felony charges filed against ANC pot businesses; Oil tax credits scrutinized; Seward coal facility idled; Kenai Borough still negotiating with teachers; Writer Laureate gives up moonlighting; Haines Brewing moves to new spot.
Mukowski skips abortion vote; New dinosaur species discovered in Alaska; Ice Age humans dined on salmon; Walker to call special session; Dog team nearly killed; Scientists exploring Sitka landslide; Kodiak police defend actions; Mat-Su tobacco tax under scrutiny
$2K PFD announced; Senators want to repeal “Cadillac” health plan tax; Hearings start on fighter jets; Feds open criminal investigation into walrus deaths; Starfish losing arms; Newtok nervous about relocation timeline; HUD grants to fight mold granted; UAS to offer marine transportation degree; ANSEP attracting more students.
25 walrus found decapitated off Cape Lisburne; Murkowski frets fees on public lands, especially Mendenhall; UA Board of Regents formulates Legislative budget requests; From Spanish flu to the ’64 quake, Alaska Child & Family celebrates 125 yearss; Equinox Marathon runners slog for Usher syndrome; Juneau roller derby team starts junior league; AK: Running the Klondike; 49 Voices: Sean Neilson of Gustavus
Feds settle class-action lawsuit with tribes for $940M; Bethel attorneys add Outside muscle to class-action suit against GCI; In the arms race of internet speed, GCI pulls ahead; Anchorage anti-discrimination ordinance up for revision; Money in hand, Denali Commission looks where to spend; More than ink: Traditional tattoos roar back in Alaska; Too close for comfort? Chilkoot bears lure tourists; Study: Fast-growing skeeters threaten caribou herds
Arguments open in landmark Ketchikan schools case; Public testimony extended on city discrimination ordinance; Anchorage Assemblywoman savors White House embrace; Legislative council prepares for next phase of Medicaid expansion lawsuit; Reducing food waste to feed hungry Alaskans; AIDEA inches closer to choosing an Interior fuel supplier; Smooth sailing so far for MV Susitna sale; Cruise ship nearly doubles the population of Unalaska (for a day)
3 killed in floatplane crash near Illiamna; Activists say ‘keep it in the ground’ – Jewell calls it simplistic; Alaska’s prison population swells as inmates spend more time behind bars; Warm-water fish increasingly sighted in Alaska waters; Murre die-off reported around Kodiak; UAF looks to contractor for cleaner water supply; Can B.C. stop Tulsequah Chief Mine pollution?; After 18 years of bagels, Juneau’s Silverbow Bakery to close Oct. 4
Murkowski’s oil export ban gains traction, yet fate uncertain; Reality TV host faces on federal poaching charges; 6 groups file for emergency ESA listing for POW wolves; Equal rights law expected to sail through Anchorage Assembly; Ombudsman faults correctional procedures; Like Sitka, parts of Juneau are susceptible to landslides; Air China to service Fairbanks for Aurora viewers; In Dutch Harbor, a new orange barge is a beacon of oil-spill preparedness; Religion and climate change – can you talk about both?
Walker tenaciously courts LNG buyers in Japan; Alaska’s US senators assail Iran deal; New UA head sees opportunity despite bleak fiscal landscape; New road from Tanana to Yukon River nears completion; In unnerving trend, thousands of walrus haul out at Point Lay; New routes to housing open doors for Anchorage’s low-income families; AK: Alaska ice hockey player Zoe Hickel turns pro; 49 Voices: Mike McCormick of Anchorage
In bid to restore Voting Rights Act, Murkowski strays from party lines; State to provide language assistance to Yup’ik, Gwich’in voters; Emperor goose harvest: More than a memory for Kodiak subsistence hunter; Denali Commission ekes back into the spotlight; Donation illuminates Alaska Native civil rights history; Delivery service speeds produce to table; After amputation, the mobility of a sea kayak beckons
Judge rules against road between King Cove, Cold Bay; More downsizing on the horizon for UA; UAA’s College of Engineering moves into its new digs; Shots fired in chase, stand-off with Troopers near Fairbanks; State won’t back voter-backed school bonds in Bristol Bay, Anchorage; ‘What the pink!?’ Has breast cancer activism veered off course?; In Hydaburg, sea otter pelt craft is a budding cottage industry; Valdez ski advocate dies in ATV crash; Run, zipline, signal fires mark J’eet’s Challenge