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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015

Gov rolls out budget overhaul, including income tax, PFD reduction; Income tax? Smaller PFD? How Alaskans feel; Education reform changes only part of No Child Left Behind; EPA: Failure to report Wainwright munitions dump was oversight; VPO accused of raping teen previously celebrated at AFN; Anchorage Centennial gets audit for 'financial mismanagement'; Settlement reached over Seward coal facility dispute; Galena elder Sidney Huntington dies at 100; Sidney Huntington remembered for hard work, passion Download Audio
December 9, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015

Budget director uses money game to illustrate state's plight; UAF projects grim fiscal landscape in 2017; After inmate deaths, multiple flaws found in DOC protocol; EPA fines Army for toxic leaching at Ft. Wainwright; Denali wolf numbers up slightly; Troopers rework south Kenai area road kill list; Alaska boasts 8th highest volunteer rate in US; Should the Upper Lynn Canal run its own ferry authority?; Tlingit elders write boarding school history for future generations Download Audio
December 8, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Dec. 7, 2015

BOEM staffers say rush for Arctic study undermined their work; Juneau loses boundary dispute to Petersburg; UAA, Providence gripe over U-Med road decision; Tesoro's Flint Hills acquisition expected to streamline petroleum distribution; Tanacross hydropower project nets $500K federal grant; 'Deadbeat' Eklutna dam overdue for removal, group says; Bethel hopes housing initiative may help retain city workers; The real Sitka journey of Steinbeck’s ‘Doc Ricketts’ Download Audio
December 7, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Dec. 4, 2015

VA: Fix for Choice plan taking longer than expected; Transit Center: Anchorage looks to re-invent its ugly duckling; Ketchikan council votes to ban marijuana sales; Lawmakers on prowl for cheaper digs in Anchorage; State agencies pinch pennies with small-scale furlough; In Juneau, unexpectedly filling a mayor's shoes; AK: After prison, giving back to a community once hurt' 49 Voices: Jane Standifer of Tyonek
December 4, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015

Alaskans say feds shirk ANILCA's 'no more' pledge; State OKs another year of LNG pursuit, Oil companies yet to weigh in; Waiting to go home, but tied to Anchorage; Troopers establish violent crimes unit in Bethel; Proposed fuel tax revenue may help buoy rural airports; Chilkat robe saved from eBay sale back in Southeast; Exchange student from Cameroon visits Russian Orthodox community Download Audio
December 3, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015

No foul play suspected in Juneau mayor's death; Sitka teen tased repeatedly in police custody readies for lawsuit; State report finds potent cannibioids in Alaska Spice; Finding work after prison: Persistence pays off; Anchorage wins grant for economic development projects; Mount Polley Mine to discharge wastewater; Soldotna girl flies to DC to light Chugach tree Download Audio
December 2, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

Senate group recommends few changes to oil tax credits; Injuries found on Juneau mayor's body; Parole officers: Arm of the law with a human touch; Sitka police reverses stance on releasing operations manual; UAF rehearses for active shooter event; Board to discuss residency rules for legal pot businesses; Conservative talk show host aims to repeal Anchorage LGBTQ law; Alaska students venture to Capitol as cultural ambassadors Download Audio
December 1, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Nov. 30, 2015

First day out: Reconnecting and ordering the perfect eggs at Denny's; Education bill aims to empower states; State: 4 years after Fukushima, no radiation detected in Alaska seafood; Former Bethel officers may still have police certs; In Unalakleet, auction unifies community in low times; Forced to flee: Juneau residents recall arrival as refugees; UAA men's basketball takes 6th at Great Alaska Shootout Download Audio
November 30, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Nov. 27, 2015

DEC asks Feds to split Fairbanks and North Pole; new anti-theft program launched; Western Kentucky wins women's Great Alaska Shootout; crash survivor shares recovery journey; Tulsequah cleanup won’t restart water-treatment plant; Preview of new Alaska Native exhibits at SLAM; AK: Sitka's caretaker protects the rights of the dead; 49 Voices: Ronald Spatz of Anchorage
November 27, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015

Feds say TAPS can't raise rates to cover over-budget upgrades; New rules may help small energy projects sell to the grid; Memorandum to give Alaska bigger voice in transboundary mine permitting; Court: Free flights for anti-Pebble candidates were a no-no; Alaska Republicans sue to loosen rules on campaign contributions; 'Gay' book dispute erupts at Wasilla Library; Anchorage sees property tax hike as 2016 budget sails through; Landing a lamprey: A bizarre fishery opens on Yukon; Recovering from addiction, helping others do the same Download Audio
November 25, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

Pebble withdraws more third party subpoenas; Obama honors Alaskan who turned grief into service; UAF scientist pioneers anti-collision systems for space; High-risk avalanche conditions stall search for missing skier at Hatcher Pass; After a health crisis, help navigating the complicated medical system; Study: Many Alaska teachers underpaid, but money isn't everything; Thanksgiving Blessings offers food, hope and exercise plan; Reviving an endangered language in the age of social media Download Audio
November 24, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

With leadership overhaul, Walker consolidates gas line power; Costco won't sell genetically engineered salmon, for now; Starving sea birds stranded in Anchorage, Mat-Su; Sitka tribal council pens FBI, alleging racism in police dept; Fairbanks building awaits demolition... or revitalization?; Juneau high school sleep-out raises $3K for homeless youth; Family remembers man who died at AFN; Ailing Coast Guard cutter gets replacement with same name Download Audio
November 23, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

Walker replaces 2 members on gas line board; Alaska may be 1st state to allow marijuana cafes; Tongass plan drafts timeline for transition to young-growth harvest; Chugach Tree fulfills holiday destiny on Captiol lawn; Estrada subsistence fishing case may influence other bag limits; Skipjack tuna, other warm-water fish increasingly turn up in Alaska; ABC Board hires first Yup’ik investigator in 15 years; AK: With sustainable logging in mind, Galena looks to forests for fuel; 49 Voices: Leonard Savage of Wasilla Download Audio
November 20, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Alaska delegation to push for 'frankenfish' labeling; Pot board convenes to solidify regs; ABC grants Bethel 2 liquor licenses; Substance abuse, lack of treatment a top Mat-Su health concern; Alaska literary journal dabbles in music artistry; Inupiaq school in Kotz fundraises for Yup’ik sister school; Necropsy elucidates cause of Katmai brown bear death; Alaskan serves up her own brand of backcountry grub Download Audio
November 19, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Weds., Nov. 18, 2015

Conoco advances NPR development on Slope; Judge tosses Pebble subpoenas for some individuals, groups; State Forester: Feds should ease certification for fire aircraft; AFD overruns budget, points to 7% uptick in calls; As APD struggles to recruit, diversity goals fall to wayside; Chanlyut helps men restart, learn to 'live life on life's terms'; Alaska drafts transboundary mine agreement with BC; Sitkans gather for edible celebration at Wild Foods Potluck Download Audio
November 18, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

Statoil will exit Alaska, following Shell; Gas line team reshuffle puts scrutiny on high salaries; Congressional delegation says no to Syrian refugees; DOC report: Juneau inmate denied care before dying of heart attack; Anchorage mayor unveils new plan to end homelessness; AVCP aims to establish tribal court in every YK village; Warming landscape triggers northward habitat shift; Budding photographers prep for this winter's strong aurora Download Audio
November 17, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

Walker sacks DOC commissioner after scathing report; House lawmakers scour prison stats; FBI to investigate controversial Sitka arrest, tasing event; Railroad hopes Congress fixes expensive math gaffe; Trans-Pacific Partnership nixes sockeye tariffs; BC tells Tulsequah mine to control leakage; Forum: Alaska holding out against emission-cutting policies; Dillingham youth center to close as funding runs dry Download Audio
November 16, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

Terrorism in Paris felt deeply in Alaska; Search for missing Ketchikan hiker stretches to third day; Bethel passes anti-discrimination law; Juneau puts spotlight on rising heroin deaths; 8 vie for Chief Justice as Fabe retires; UAA runners prep for NCAA National Championships; Bethel declares local disaster after Kilbuck fire; Troopers: Woman raped over 5 weeks at rural cabin; AK: 100-year-old artifacts in building's walls tell of early Norwegian settlers; 49 Voices: Beckie Etukeok of Anchorage Download Audio
November 13, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

Walker's appointee for top DC job? No one; City of Sitka seeks legal counsel in wake of landslides; UA execs abruptly resign after meeting with new president; Juneau artist Crystal Worl honored at VP Biden’s house; Arctic Council looks to Alaska citizen science network; My degeneration: Peter Dunlap-Shohl illustrates Parkinson's; Alaska Native leader Bob Loescher dies at 68; Ninilchik Tribal Council files suit over inability to subsistence fish Download Audio
November 12, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

Alaska vets by the numbers; Fugitive Bethel police officer arrested in Anchorage; Fairbanks Four hearing wraps up; Case in hands of judge; Forecast: Oil at $80/barrel by decade's end; Assembly passes anti-Spice ordinance... but will it work? ; Bethel's new aircraft mechanic school ready, just needs students; Wind storm blows out windows, rips roofs in Unalaska; Delays, quality concerns plague AMP test; Haines ski manufacturer lands its own storefront Download Audio
November 11, 2015