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Alaska News Nightly: March 5, 2015

Arctic Opportunities Hearing Continues Despite Widespread Closures In DC; Rep. Don Young’s Homeless Comments Draw Public Ire; Feds Turning Tongass Land Over To Sealaska; Lawmakers Discuss Federal Issues With Pot Legalization; How Will Retreating Glaciers Affect Whales, Seals?; Church, Non-Profit Cooperation Working To Provide Low-Income Housing; Anchorage Police Identify Man Killed At Busy Intersection; Anchorage Museum Exhibit Works To Spark Innovation; Robotics, Spelling, Poetry: Skagway School Expands Academic Extracurriculars

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March 5, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: March 4, 2015

Alaska House Finance Committee Hearing Public Input On Budget; Murkowski Seeks Lease Extensions for Shell; Sullivan Jousts with EPA’s McCarthy; Medicaid Expansion Event Brings Out Lawmakers, Davidson; Budget Cuts Would Eliminate Health Care Commission; P/V Stimson Likely to Move From Unalaska to Kodiak; Researcher Investigating Alaska’s Sexual Assault Issues; Mayor, Chief Pitch ‘Community Policing’ At South Fairbanks Meeting; ‘Iditarod Adventures, Tales from Mushers Along the Trail’ Documents Race Stories

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March 4, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: March 3, 2015

Legislation Eliminating Daylight Savings In Alaska Advances; Developing State Regulations on Marijuana Mirror Alcohol, Cap Personal-Use Plants at 12; Cuts To Early Education Now Could Cost The State Later; Secretary of Defense Affirms Need For Arctic Emphasis; BOEM collecting comments on proposed OCS lease sale in Arctic, Cook Inlet; Crews Work To Clean Up Milne Point Oil Spill; Iditarod Restart Route Moves Off Chena River; Iditarod Trail Invitational Racers Set Record Times Into McGrath; National Geographic Photographer Reflects On Three Decades Of Work

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March 3, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: March 2, 2015

Gov. Walker, Republican Leadership Tangle Over Proposed LNG Line; Groups to sue Port of Seattle over Shell drilling fleet; Nearly $1 Billion Needed To Modernize Rural Sanitation Systems; State Auctions Off Enormous Number Of Caribou Antlers; Drones Don’t Fly At Alaska’s Board Of Fish; Below Average King Salmon Run Expected on Kuskokwim; Iditarod Trail Invitational Competitors En Route To Nome; Exploring The Dena’ina Past, Present And Future

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March 2, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: February 27, 2015

Alaska Senators Split On Homeland Security Funding Bill; Judge Denies Stay In State Education Lawsuit; With Medicaid Language Stripped From Budget, Path To Expansion Uncertain; Powerful Storm To Push Across Interior Alaska; Cargo Ship Released, Crew to Stay Behind as Pollution Case Continues; State Considers B.C. Mines As Promoters Plan Visit; Tractor Trailer Rolls Over On Dalton Highway, Spilling Up To 4,000 Gallons Of Diesel; Fairbanks Assembly OKs Air-Quality Ordinance; Dissenter Predicts Voter Backlash; Salmon Sisters Meld East Coast Education With Commercial Fishing Roots; 300 Villages: Mud Bay

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February 27, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: February 26, 2015

Sen. Lisa Murkowski Skeptical Of Forest Service’s Tongass Plan; Arctic Barge Nears Russia After Months In Ice; What Does Alaska’s Minimum Wage Hike Mean For Businesses?; University of Alaska To Launch Sexual Assault Survey Next Week; Navigating “The New Normal” Of Legal Marijuana; Independent Power Producers Seek Utility Regulations Change; Rough Winter Takes Toll On Dillingham Residents

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February 26, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: February 25, 2015

Air Force Officials Say F-35 Program Back On Track, Eielson Remains Preferred Location; NORAD Commander Visits Alaska; Cargo Ship Detained In Unalaska For Environmental Investigation; Attorneys Wrap Up Arguments In Lawsuit Challenging Restrictions To Medicaid-Funded Abortions; New Marijuana Bill Would Require Alaska Residency Of Sellers; Early Education Programs Facing Budget Cuts; As Legislature Eyes Budget Cuts, Public Media Funding Targeted; Rep. Nageak Taken From Capitol By Ambulance; Commercial Fisheries Commission Chief Reacts To Being On Chopping Block; Update: Tlingit-Haida OKs Same-Sex Marriages

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February 25, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: February 24, 2015

Sec. Jewell On The Hot Seat In Murkowski’s Committee; As Pot Becomes Legal, Alaska Communities Rush For Short-Term Laws; Trial Challenging Restrictions For Medicaid-Funded Abortions Continues In Anchorage; Diomede Enters More than One Month Without Flights; Bethel Reacts to Walker Administration’s firing of DA; Community Members Want Action From Muni To Get More Detox Facilities; Bill Changes Alaska Lawmakers’ Per Diem Rules; With Troop Cuts Looming, Anchorage Officials Turn Out Crowd; Southeast Alaska King Salmon Head North In Search Of Cooler Waters

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February 24, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: February 23, 2015

With School Choice Resolution, Legislature Revisits Voucher Question; Walker Files Bill Creating Marijuana Control Board; Marijuana Legalization Questions Linger; Bethel District Attorney Fired By State; As Budgets Shrink, State Eyes Cuts to Film Incentives; Judge Hears Arguments On Stay In Education Lawsuit; Holly Brooks Wins American Birkebeiner Ski Race; DEC, Coast Guard Respond To Statter Harbor Oil Spill; ANSEP Builds Bridges For Middle Schoolers To Science Education; Haines Artists Collaborate On Sixth Percent For Art Mosaic

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February 23, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: February 20, 2015

Arctic Drilling Regs Require Relief Rig; Shell Sees ‘Critical’ Flexibility; University of Alaska Board Of Regents Approves 5% Tuition Increase; Board of Fisheries Nominee Withdraws; Anchorage Man Indicted On Sex Trafficking, Sexual Assault, Weapons Misconduct Charges; After Providers Lobby, Walker Reverses Cuts To Homeless Programs; New Prelim ASD Budget Reinstates Middle School Model; Iron Dog Snowmachine Race Primed For Big Lake Start; AK: Tracking Halibut; 300 Villages: Douglas

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February 20, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: February 19, 2015

Walker Aims To Ramp Up Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline Project; New Alaska Branch of Americans For Prosperity Campaigns Against Medicaid Expansion; Tlingit Masks On ‘Antiques Roadshow’ Draw Questions From Southeast Alaska; Alaska Tops Gallup’s Index of Well-Being; Seward Highway Reopened After Rock Slide; Tanaina Supporters Appeal To UA Board of Regents; YKEDC Gets Grant to Improve Economy, Housing

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February 19, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: February 18, 2015

Murkowski Concludes Obama Aims to Kill Alaska’s Pipeline; Crowd Rallies Attention Toward Climate Change; Port Officials Call For “Tweaks” to Shell Moorage Plan; Army Using Alaska To Prep For Cold Weather Combat; Alaska’s Healthcare.gov Enrollment Jumps To Nearly 21K; With Budget Changes, Walker Boosts Ferry, Community Jails Funding; Gov. Walker’s New Adviser To Focus On Rural Economy, Local Governments; Anchorage YWCA Works for Gender Pay Equity; Fairbanks Mountaineer Nearing Seven Summit Feat

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February 18, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: February 17, 2015

Alaska Lawmakers Frustrated After Meeting With Interior Secretary Jewell; Sen. Murkowski Says Protecting Lands Is Top Priority; Lawsuit Challenges Alaska’s Regulation Restricting Abortions For Low Income Women; Brent Sass Outduels Allen Moore For Yukon Quest Win; Alaska Budget Cuts Threaten Local Jails; Rescued Hiker: “We Definitely Got More Than We Bargained For”; “Emotional Creature” Teaches Young Women To Speak

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February 17, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: February 16, 2015

Jewell, Governor, Delegation Gather in Northwest Arctic Borough; Mushing Legend Attla Dies; House GOP Expresses Doubt on Medicaid Expansion; Group Opposes Changes to Judicial Council; Anchorage Moving Ahead on Software System; AK Artist Bill Berry’s Work Displayed for First Time; YK Health Corp Wants New Center; Dr. Ted Mala Interview

February 16, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: February 13, 2015

Murkowski Turns Sec. Kerry’s Gaze North; Corps. of Engineers Recommend Expanding Nome’s Deep-Water Arctic Port; Haines Police Department Faces Serious Shortfall In State Budget; Bill Clarifies Alaska Attorney General’s Power To Settle Oil, Gas Litigation; AVTEC Nursing Programs Cut; Cuts Could Cost Fairbanks Schools Over 60 Jobs; Some Yukon Quest Teams Surprised To Find Themselves Among Top-10; From Frozen To Cover Girl, Drag Queen Style Hinges On Hair; 300 Villages: Nondalton

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February 13, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: February 12, 2015

Facing First Cuts In Years, Alaska Lawmakers Tackle The Budget; Alaska Writer David Holthouse Shows Support For Erin’s Law; Sullivan Stands With House on DHS Funding; BOEM Assessment Suggests Shell’s Chukchi Leases Remain Intact; Alaska Delegation Seeks New Limits On National Monuments; As The Iditarod Start Shifts North, So Does The Economic Boon; Learning to Sew With Seal Guts; Story49: Love Series – Coffee and Rolls

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February 12, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: February 11, 2015

Senate Takes Up Controversial Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan; Three Weeks, No Flights: Diomede Residents Stranded without Mail, Food Deliveries; Gov. Walker Dropping Pt. Thomson Lawsuit; Alaska Aerospace Corporation CEO Pitches Privatization; Chief Justice Fabe Argues For Judicial Branch Funding; Iditarod Restart Moving To Fairbanks; For Musher Lance Mackey, ‘Retirement’ Is A 4-Letter Word; Stampede State Rec Area Advocates Say They’ll Persist, Despite Budget Woes; NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Contest Not So Tiny

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February 11, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: February 10, 2015

Tax Credits, Subsidies Could Be Things Of The Past As Alaska Faces Multi-Billion Dollar Deficit; Lawmakers Weigh Exempting Alaska From Daylight Saving Time; Ethan Berkowitz Enters Anchorage Mayoral Race; Alaska Seeks Delay In Tribal Sovereignty Case; Gov. Walker Pulls Alaska Commission Of Judicial Conduct Nomination; Mat-Su Pursues Waste Solution; Honey Buckets Here For The Long Haul; Brent Sass First Yukon Quest Musher To Reach Dawson; Seabird Decline Could Signal Drop In Ocean Productivity

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February 10, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: February 9, 2015

Climate Change Rarely Major Discussion Topic In Alaska Capital; Alaska Lawmaker Introduces Right-To-Die Legislation; North Pacific Halibut Bycatch Limit Could See 50 Percent Cut; Middle School Teachers Think Planning Time Cuts Are Hurting Students; Economic Group Sees Affordable Housing Shortage As Barrier To Growth For Anchorage; New EPA Standards Slash Wood-Fired Heater Emissions; Little Green Apple Ends Haines Junction’s Long Grocery Commute; Yukon Quest Trail Puts Dog Sled Designs To The Test

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February 9, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: February 6, 2015

Health Department Says Medicaid Expansion Can Save State Money; Report: Mat-Su Behavioral Health Services Inadequate; Supreme Court Denies Rachelle Waterman Appeal; State Seeks Delay In Indian Country Expansion; Kuskokwim Fishermen Set Sights on Co-Management; Cook Inlet LNG Will Require Lead Time; High Winds, Low Temperatures Cut Through Southeast Alaska; AK: Climate Change and the Quest; 300 Villages: Levelock

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February 6, 2015