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DOC inmate Dies of apparent suicide Anne Hillman, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage A man at the Wildwood Correctional Complex died by apparent suicide Tuesday afternoon, though his death is still under investigation. Lawsuit over institutionalizing foster youth in psychiatric hospitals continues Anne Hillman, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage When foster youth are admitted to a psychiatric hospital in Alaska against their will, they can stay there for up to 30 days without judicial review. Two tribes are arguing that's too long. The Office of Children's services says a judge shouldn't have to sign off at all on keeping kids at North Star Hospital in Anchorage. The court battle has lasted over two years, and a judge will hear more oral arguments later this month. Alaska Public Media's Anne Hillman has more.

Joe Miller files to run for Lisa Murkowski's Senate seat as Libertarian; Westlake still leading Nageak as District 40 votes are certified; NOAA announces some Alaska whales no longer endangered; tanker trailer goes off the road near Fairbanks and leaks fuel, cleanup ensues; past crime rates give perspective on lower juvenile detention numbers; licensed child care availability up 21% in Juneau; Gone glacier: fashion magazine depicts Mendenhall melt too soon; another record high harvest of Yukon coho; BIA aids Togiak couples with moving into HUD homes Listen now

In U.S. House Race, both claim labor's love; As waters warm, Arctic fish populations change; An increase in students for Skagway's school; Weekend shooting in Fairbanks leaves one dead, two others injured; Tanana road opens; Planning underway for youth court in Juneau; Pre-school Aluttiq Immersion program planned by Kodiak's Sun'aq Tribe; Want to learn Tlingit? Yes, there's an app for that; New photo id cards for Southeast tribe Listen now

Should the Permanent Fund invest in oil tax credits?; Alaska Legislature shutters offices on Friday afternoons; Homer residents respond to proposed drilling; plan expands rural cell, broadband service; One People Canoe Society to paddle for Standing Rock Tribe to protest controversial pipeline; Anchorage professor bets on bio-insulation made from mushrooms; Homer Fire gets boost through remodel, grants; AK: Marine mammal camp nurtures budding scientists; 49 Voices: Will Schlimgen of Eagle River Listen now

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No survivors in mid-air plane collision north of Russian Mission; marijuana social clubs are illegal, attorney general says; Alaska GOP chair suggests new election for state House seat; following robbery and assault, Fairbanks man fatally shot by police; heroin laced with fentanyl in Dillingham too, says Bristol Bay law enforcement; federal money for water and sewer systems floods the Delta, but more is needed; Bethel family clinic breaks ground for new facility; as summer ends, daily high temperature records fall around the state; Fairbanks North Star Borough first to be certified Storm Ready; Assembly seeks help for Denali wolves Listen now

Westlake leads Nageak as DOE works to resolve District 40 election; should Alaskans fear diseases frozen in the permafrost?; Search for missing Chena hiker ends in success; Alaska Native elder and leader dies at age 77; Anchorage police ID 2nd man found dead in park; Forest service gives go ahead for Kuiu Island timber sale; leaf-mining bug infestation leaving birch leaves brown across the state; Crystal Serenity brought tourists, but little profit for Nome businesses; AT&T donates $750K to help Anchorage high school graduates; researchers combine science and traditional food preparation; ice-Age salmon harvests Listen now

District 40 election results under scrutiny from legislators; grid referee could ensure cheaper electricity for Alaska’s Railbelt; Young updating filings to reflect farm stake, lease income; search continues for missing hiker by Chena Hot Springs; two men found dead at Valley of the Moon park, police say homicide; new Attorney General Lindemuth speaks on tribal land trust status; odd housing market in Wrangell puts the squeeze on WMC’s recruitment; mineral exploration near Haines given green light to expand Listen now

As state prepares to take over Alaska LNG project, consultant warns of major risks; new Attorney General weighs in against ExxonMobil’s tactics fighting climate change investigations; Fairbanks citizens gather signatures to ban commercial marijuana sales; Troopers say powerful painkiller found in Alaska heroin; migratory duck tests positive for bird flu in Fairbanks; longtime manager ousted from three village corporations; Moose and vehicles: Dangerous mix; AVTEC closes Anchorage campus due to cuts; AK: Hammer-time in Haines; 49 Voices: Fia Ape of Anchorage Listen now

Following hold on previous administrative order, CFEC to keep most of its functions; report ponders future of University of Alaska athletics; former Bethel PO Andrew Reid sentenced; victim's sister speaks up about lasting trauma; grounded by fog, would-be travelers watch Huna Tribal House festivities from afar; Kenai Borough Assembly keeps invocation, hears from deeply divided residents; police funding concerns intertwine with Fairbanks mayoral race; Alaska State Fair kicks off its 80th birthday in Palmer Listen now

Consultant: Alaska LNG project not feasible without major changes; three votes separate candidates in Arctic House race; municipal sales tax could dive due to Walker’s PFD veto; crews begin efforts to protect Butte, Old Glenn Highway; paratroopers dot the skies over Fort Richardson; several new species of snailfish discovered on Bering seafloor; tribal leader optimistic after State Department, EPA meeting; Kenai marijuana operations in hands of the assembly; weather balloons help solve climate puzzle in Alaska; Barry Zevan: My Life Among the Giants Listen now

Disaster declaration issued as Matanuska River threatens Butte; Juneau Assembly passes long-awaited equal rights ordinance; Kenai Assembly considers moment of silence after Satanic prayer, protest, counter-protest; cruise-ship evacuation exercise begins as luxury liner prepares for Arctic Ocean transit; NASA keeps watch of shrinking Arctic ice; low sea ice and warm water to drive autumn weather; Anchorage police release name of man found dead on road; Q&A: Rep. Muñoz sought lenient sentences for convicted child abusers, Empire reports

Gov’s budget veto has at least one fan: rating agency S&P; uptick in oil prices helps Alaska’s bottom line, but not much; tribal assistance, employment programs run out of money; Pioneer homes won’t take new residents, at least for now; plankton population and the power of pink salmon; national podcaster discusses data and Alaska political climate; Eielson Air Force Base has new construction plan for incoming F-35 fighters; winter ferry schedule better than last year; Homer art gallery hosts “Decolonizing Alaska” exhibit

Voters in one village were allowed to cast ballots in both primaries; Sitka brown bear mauling victim medevaced to Sitkoh Bay; Department of Defense strives to provide better, smarter military healthcare; is the Arctic ready for the Crystal Serenity?; 2 bank robbery suspects arrested at Anchorage airport; Denali bus employs hybrid technology; AK: Knowing the unknown; 49 Voices: Omega Smith of Anchorage

District 38 has only precinct with no results from Primary election; Shishmaref community votes to relocate; Fire Island Wind sees expansion on the horizon; Wilson upsets Gattis for state Senate seat; Alaska Aerospace Corporation launches into new period on island; proposed Naval training causes concern; El Nino is out. Will La Nina follow?; a weather forecaster returns to Sitka’s slide: ‘We were snakebit’ Listen now

Several incumbents ejected from Legislature in what was Alaska's lowest Primary turnout ever; in race for North Slope House seat, difference in votes is a handful; no surprises in U.S. House and Senate primaries; District 6's Talerico-Smith primary proves to be civil, if not friendly; cleaner electricity for Peninsula village to arrive by way of Anchorage; as wildfires blaze, Southeast glaciers could be feeling the melt; Quinhagak responds to a series of apparent heroin overdoses; Alaskan long jumper misses qualifying in Rio Olympics; Eagle River couple plans vast adventure in wooden plane Listen now

Alaskans cast Primary ballots at regular polling spots, also airports; what’s causing Anchorage’s wave of homicides?; Ketchikan youth detention facility to close Sept. 15; on the scene with the Crystal Serenity; petition sent to Walker asking for predator control reform; at DNR, new leader tackles ‘maze’ of oil and gas development on federal land; Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman, Arnold Skeek; LGBTQ history bus tour highlights changing acceptance in Anchorage Listen now

State drops appeal of tribal land into trust regulation; man dies at Wildwood Correctional Complex; Walker’s new oil and gas advisor wants to put some “grit” in the system; Bernie looks beyond Bungalow to DC; Justice Sotomayor speaks at UAF; with Handy leaving, Alaska to get new top general; Alaska Miners Association to protest BLM plan for Eastern Interior; Anchorage logs warmest month on record; Dillingham takes part in spill drill Listen now

Stock turns in signatures to challenge Murkowski; Rep. Reinbold reimburses state for per-diem payments earned on vacation; signs, cash, puppies: competing strategies in state's most expensive primary; affordable housing for seniors opens in East Anchorage; state fund for renewable power falls prey to budget woes; why students and scientists spend summer on ice; AK: The simple (subsistence) life; 49 Voices: Elissa Brown of Anchorage Listen now