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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, August 28, 2015

Judge denies injunction; Medicaid to roll out Sept. 1; Policy promises and more on the presidential docket ; USARC presentation hints at a relocation initiative in the president’s policy plans; 3 homes, community library lost in the Chiniak fire near Kodiak; Town Square gardeners pick up the burden of city homelessness; Belugas sightings persist in the middle Yukon; AK: Setting sail with a tot in tow; 49 Voices: Leah Zumwalt of Anchorage

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August 28, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Judge strikes down law restricting Medicaid-funded abortions; Judge hears arguments in anti-Medicaid lawsuit; Plaintiff’s attorney joins by Skype; BC official says they’re open to more mine treaty talks; Anchorage prepares for a stately crew of visitors; Science takes center stage at USARC meeting in Nome; For hungry bears, it’s open season on garbage; Farmer in Homer tries to cultivate a north-hardy strain of garlic; Cleaning Up to Be with His Kid — Stories from Brother Francis

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August 27, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

With VA problems clear, Sullivan summons officials for solutions; GOP candidate Rand Paul drums up support in Alaska; YWCA races to close the gender pay gap in Alaska; Final Sitka landslide victim recovered; Speaking at Assembly, officials say: ‘Thank you, Sitka’; Bethel preschool re-opens after a monumental cleanup effort; Juneau protest looks to give BC mines a classic Alaska ‘boot’; Hoonah hyrdo project cuts energy bills for local businesses; Voices From Nome’s Dream Theater

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August 26, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Walker hopes to reframe the president’s perspective; Gov. Walker continues to fight land into trust for Alaska tribes; Anchorage law firm intervenes on behalf of state in anti-Medicaid lawsuit; Vets vent about poor VA care during listening sessions in Fairbanks, Kenai; Comrades fondly remember Iraq War veteran ‘Eskimo Joe’; El Nino, ‘The Blob’ prime Alaska for another warm winter; Quitting meth: two teens tell their story

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August 25, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, August 24, 2015

Walker plans to recommend TransCanada buy-out in gas project; As national media hone in on Alaska, ICC plots its course; The devil’s in the details: How to keep a presidential visit secure; Calling from Alaska jails? It’s complicated; Parents feel sticker shock at rising price of high school activity fees; New science shows Sitka geologically separate from rest of Alaska; ‘It’s Good to Be Here’ — Working at the Brother Francis Shelter

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August 24, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, August 21, 2015

359 years for man convicted of double-homicide, sexual assault of a 2-year-old; Potentially exonerating info leaked in Fairbanks Four case; A year after Roxanne Smart was killed, Chevak still waits for justice; Search teams race to find 3rd victim before storm sets in; Murkowski hears testimony on the state’s growing prison population; DNR vets competing water applications in Chuitna coal proposal; AK: Saving a life by leaving it behind; 49 Voices: Gary Hanchett of Bettles

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August 21, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, August 20, 2015

Second body recovered from slide, crews hone in on the third; To stand a fighting chance, anti-Medicaid lawsuit needs to show irreparable harm; NOAA: whale deaths in the Gulf are three times the average; As fur seal numbers in the Aleutians decline, one population is curiously thriving; Flint Hills refinery asks for loosened cleanup standards; Transforming teaching: Nanwalek School received Apple tech grant; Storyworks: Refugees share their journeys

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August 20, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Gov. Walker visits Sitka, meets with families of those presumed dead; Running from the slide: two city officials, one survivor; Out with Mew, in with the new: DEA agent to take over as APD chief; Ellis sentenced to 3 years, 2 suspended for death of 51-year-old cyclist; Small-scale hydro project comes online in Iguigig; Glacier Bay’s missing stories find a new home in Tlingit tribal house

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August 19, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Recovery efforts of 4 missing persons suspended until terrain stabilizes; Legislative panel votes to spend $450K to stop Medicaid expansion in court; A project to remap Alaska reaches its halfway mark; Yukon king run shows signs of recovery; Anchorage hospitals appeal state’s ER bed cap; Woman pleads guilty to running a sex-trafficking ring, sentenced to 5 1/2 years; Life’s curvy road leads to homelessness for some; A lifetime of fighting: A history of Alaska LGBT rights; Can we call it ‘Hoo-Brew’? A new brewery opens in Hoonah

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August 18, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, August 17, 2015

Shell Gets Final Approval To Drill Into Oil-Bearing Rock in the Chukchi; 24 Apache Choppers To Nest At Ft. Wainwright; Legislators Plot Their Next Move As Medicaid Rollout Looms; Bethel Preschool Trashed by Vandals; VA Sec. Visits Point Hope, Kotzebue; Bush Vets Share The Woes of Accessing Remote Care; Staffing the Grill & State: Walker’s First Governor’s Picnic; 2015 Dungeness Season: Lackluster Against 2014’s Harvest, But Still Average; Roasting Twinkies And Other Wisdom From Kid Camp In the Togiak; Dispatch From the Couch: Google Trekker Lets You ‘Hike’ the Chilkoot Trail

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August 17, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, August 14, 2015

Mat-Su Vets Rail Against VA During Secretary’s Visit; Climate Change, Not Arctic Drilling, Brings Obama to Alaska; Doyon Announces New Oil & Gas Prospect Near Nenana; LGBT Discrimination Claims Still Not Valid in Alaska Despite Federal Ruling; Governor Nominates Elizabeth Peratrovich As The Face of the $10 Bill; Earthquake Swarm Hits Yakutat; AK: Sitka Cirque Lassos Sitkans Into The Show; 49 Voices: Zach Carothers of Portugal. The Man

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August 14, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, August 13, 2015

Mayor Pulls the Plug on A Slow and Spendy Software Project; University of Alaska Defines Consent in New Student Conduct Code; Child Porn Suspect Arrested in South Carolina; 70 Years After WWII, Two Nations’ Militaries Jump Side By Side; Anchorage Assembly Seeks to Add LBGT Clause To Anti-Discrimination Code; Bethel Council Nixes City-Run Liquor Store Vote in October; Permafrost Carbon Takes A Trip to Davy Jones’ Locker; After More Than 30 Years, The Mendenhall Valley Library Moves Out Of the Mall; Happy 40th, Kupreanof! All 24 Residents Celebrate A Remote Alaska Lifestyle

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August 13, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Former YKHC Network Manager Indicted for Child Porn Distribution; Berkowitz Moves to Unravel The ‘Gordian Knot’ of City’s Homelessness Problem; Shell Ready To Drill For Arctic Oil As Delayed Icebreaker Arrives; Looking (And Listening) For Alaska’s Rarest Whale; As The Final Dock Pilings are Drilled, a Hoonah Controversy is Put to Rest; Marijuana Regulators Run Low on Time And Money; A Two-Wheeled Crusade Against Transphobia Hits the Road

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August 12, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Feds Move to Protect Polar Bear Habitat; M/V Challenger and barge overturned in Nushagak near Kokwok; Visa-Free Travel to Russia Reinstated for Eligible Alaska Natives; AG Rejects Cook Inlet Gas Facility Sale, Calls for Revision; Juneau Assembly Relaxes Child Care Facility Restrictions; Why SEARHC Thinks Paying for 8 Weeks of Parental Leave Will Save Money; New York-Based Investors Buy Majority Stake in Ravn; Hull Crack Forces Ferry Aurora Out of Service Early for Repairs; Southeast Tourism Economy Hinged on Cruise Ship Travel; Alaska Greats ‘Portugal. The Man’ To Rock AK State Fair

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August 11, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, August 10, 2015

5M Acres Burned Puts This Fire Season in the Record Books; FBI Charges Wasilla Man In Abduction of 2 North Pole Kids; Governor Meets with Tribes in Advance of Land Trust Deadline; Cruise Lines Cited for Violating Air Regulations; ‘Stop the Violence’ Walk Demands Community Pay Attention; Federal Agency Launches Website to Help Universities, Colleges Deal with Campus Violence; Alaska Joins Lawsuit Asking Judge to Block New Federal Water Rule; Miller Energy Charged with Inflating Company’s Value; Commercial Fishing on the Kuskokwim Opens Monday; Norton Sound Sees Bumper Salmon, Crab Season; Government to Buy $30M of Canned Sockeye; Humpback Researchers See ‘Old Timer’ Again After 44 Years

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August 10, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, August 7, 2015

Newtok Tribal Governance Dispute Settled By Federal Panel; Budget Cuts Tighten Local Law Departments in Southeast; 3-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Himself In Anchorage Home; Troopers Puzzle Over Plane Found On Knik Mudflats Sans Pilot, Passengers; Juneau Swimmers Bring Home Gold From Special Olympics World Games; Special Olympics Athlete Returns Home in Kodiak to Fanfare; Unified Voice Needed for Federal Response to BC Mines; AIDEA Shares Info On 16 Interior Energy Project Proposals; SEC Charges Miller Energy Execs With Cooking the Books; AK: Like A Seafaring Santa, Kachemak’s Mailman Always Hits His Route; 49 Voices: Brandon Hall From Resolution Brewing Company in Anchorage

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August 7, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, August 6, 2015

32 Hospitalized After Smoking Spice In Anchorage; Choice Improvement Act Helps Close VA Funding Gap; Coast Guard Boss: Ahoy! Icebreakers on Budget Horizon; No More Kicking the Can Down the Road: Talkeetna Starts Recycling; In Price William Sound, AEA Hears Input On Regional Energy Plans; Open Call for Gas Supply Proposals Closes; Harnessing the Fizz of A Ferment: Homer Gets A Lesson From A Pro; Ishmael Hope Recrafts A Family Tale in ‘Never Alone’ Follow-Up

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August 6, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Shell’s Arctic Icebreaker Returns to Unalaska; Gov. Walker Meets with Kuskokwim Tribes on Trust Lands; University of Alaska-Fairbanks Cuts Means $200k Bite to Nome’s Northwest Campus; ‘Expedited Partner Therapy’ Lowers Gonorrhea Cases in the YK Delta; The Elasmosaur: A Nessie-Like Dino Unearthed Near Talkeetna; Bering Straits Native Corp. Buys Alaska Industrial Hardware; Kodiak’s Alutiiq Museum Releases Book On Karluk Archaeological Site; A New Totem Pole Graces Ketchikan Shipyard; Drums of Hazardous Waste Dumped Near Kodiak

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August 5, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Happy 225th Birthday, Coast Guard!; Bird Death Reports Are Up In Homer, Food Sources Possibly To Blame; Atchak Arraigned For Murder Charge In Death of Roxanne Smart; Murkowski’s Planned Parenthood Vote Has the Left Seething, the Right Unmoved; Legislative Special Session Cost Nearly $1M; Artist Casts Bodies in Bethel to Highlight Mental Health; Suspected Capitol Flag Thieves Caught on Tape; Construction to start at Brucejack Mine in British Columbia; A Year After Mine Disaster, Wrangellites Protest BC Mines; Cantwell Hydro Projects Draw Skepticism

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August 4, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, August 3, 2015

3,000 In Anchorage to Lose Food Stamps After Work Requirement Change; Alaska Exempt From New Federal Clean Power Rules; Murkowski Votes to Move Planned Parenthood Defunding Bill; Summer Work Underway at Red Devil Mine in Advance of Big Cleanup; Pregnant Kotlik Woman Loses Child After Assault; Former NICU Parent Helps Others Navigate A Stressful Time; With Subsistence Foods Running Short, Bering Strait Villages Receive A Donation of Halibut; Gambell Basketball Player Chooses Between Hometown Team and Seattle Offer

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August 3, 2015