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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

Alaska News Nightly: February 5, 2015

Governor’s New Budget Cuts 300 State Employees; Training Nears For First Wave Of Armed Alaska VPSOs; U.S. Senators Try Again to Kill Vessel Discharge Regs; Glory Hole Homeless Shelter Reopens After Repairs; Yukon Quest Rookies Tout Knowledge, Experience Of Champions; SeaLife Center Blind Seal Warms Trainers’ Hearts; Why Some Alaskans Are Learning The Tlingit Language

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February 5, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: February 4, 2015

EPA Administrator Insists Water Rule isn’t a Power Grab; UAA Prioritization Report Lays Out Next Steps, Many Questions Remain; Priceless Yupik Art Stolen From YKHC; Tax On Alcohol to Treat Anchorage’s Worsening Substance Abuse Issues Fails; How Much Debris Litters Alaska’s Beaches?; Interior Tourism Expecting Boost In 2015; Another Congress, Another Bill to Rename it Mount Denali

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February 4, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: February 3, 2015

Point Thomson Settlement Challengers Request More Time; Walker Files Supplemental Budget; Homeless Assistance Program Scrambling For Funding; Vet Suicide Prevention Bill Passes Congress; Pipeline Coordinator Still Shuttering Shop While Obama Calls for Funding; Alaska Railroad Seeks Approval To Move LNG; Fishermen Test Experimental Cook Inlet Pollock Fishery; After Regrouping In Anchorage, Kikkan Randall Looks Towards World Championships; Joyce Kerttula Dies At 91

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February 3, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: February 2, 2015

Sex Workers Want Lobbyist; GOP Forecasts Special Session; Arctic Standards Not Ready; Earthquakes Shake Pribilof Islands; Child Center Leaving UAA; Regional to Open Mountain View Clinic; Erin’s Law Gets Second Look; Poor Design Led to Pond Failure; Vets Check Yukon Quest Dogs

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February 2, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: January 30, 2015

Laurie Hummel Named Alaska National Guard’s Adjutant General; Lawmakers Skeptical Of State’s Plan To Buy Fairbanks Natural Gas Utility; Lack of Customers Puts CIRI Wind Farm Plans On Hold; Much To Sort Out Before Subsistence Gillnets Hit Kenai, Kasilof; Fairbanks Delays Vote On Air Quality Regulations; In Response To Obama Actions, Senator Goes Seuss; AK: Curling; 300 Villages: Huslia

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January 30, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: January 29, 2015

National Guard Problems Highlight Outdated Code; Shell Says It Plans Offshore Arctic Drilling This Year; Conoco Dials Back Investment in NPR-A; Western Aleutian Steller Sea Lions Potentially Falling Prey To Sleeper Sharks; Anchorage Police Address Rise In Gun Violence; Common Core Stirs Mat-Su Debate; Earthquake Forecasting At Kayhi; Alaska History Gallery To Get Complete Rebuild

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January 29, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: January 28, 2015

Lawmakers Scrap Bill Addressing Pot Legalization; Anchorage Assembly Bans Marijuana From Public Use; State To Appeal Education Funding Lawsuit Ruling; Murkowski Swings at Obama’s Arctic Wilderness Plan But Misses; With Greater Numbers, Democrats Hope For More Leverage Over Medicaid Expansion; Donlin Gold Closes Camp During Permitting; Sugar Creates Genetic Trouble For Coastal Alaska Natives; Project Homeless Connect Brings Services, Information To Anchorage’s Homeless; Scattered Services Make Homelessness In Haines Hard To Grasp

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January 28, 2015

Alaska New Nightly: January 27, 2015

Obama Withdraws 9.8m Acres of Arctic Ocean; Invoices, Invitations, Litigation, and Even Secession: Walker Says All Responses Possible To Arctic Drilling Decision; Cook Inlet Gas Considered To Relieve Interior Alaska’s Energy Costs; Sullivan: Alaskans Dream Big, Breathe Air ‘Bathed in Promise'; Proposed ASD budget includes 24 new teachers; Delta To Add Year-Round Competition In Juneau, Fairbanks; Unalaska Locals Hope Proposed Watershed Fixes Are First of Many; Walker Says Rupert Terminal Will Be Rebuilt; AMHS To Close Ferry Bar Service This Winter

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January 27, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: January 26, 2015

Murkowski Says Obama Plans 3 Gut Punches to Alaska Economy This Week; Aleutian Sanctuary Proposal Stalls Out; Subsistence Community Allowed To Use Set Gillnets On Kenai, Kasilof Rivers; Fish Commissioner Names New Habitat Director; Bristol Bay Sockeye’s Prey Quality Affected By Ocean Temperature; Foraker Says Bethel Residents Out-Give Urban Alaskans; Business Leaders Meet For Innovation Summit; Two Indicted After Break-In at Sand Point Post Office; Family Worried About Missing Ketchikan Man; Mushers Hand Off Their Drop Bags In Anticipation Of 2015 Yukon Quest

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January 26, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: January 23, 2015

McGuire Introduces Bill To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol; Anchorage Assembly Addresses Potential Army Downsizing; Walker Names Transportation Commissioner; Walker Outlines Plans For Budget Cuts; Murkowski, Sullivan Agree Climate is Changing but Split on Naming Cause; XS Platinum Agent Doesn’t Appear at Arraignment; ARCTREX Tests Arctic Oil Spill Tracking Techniques; AK: Rescue Training; 300 Villages: Lower Kalskag

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January 23, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: January 22, 2015

Walker Names National Guard Special Investigator; Sen. Sullivan Starts Committee Work; Bill Streur Hired As Medicaid Budget, Expansion Consultant; Navigators See Steady Enrollment As Deadline Approaches; Juneau Hiker Who Freed Trapped Eagle Due In Court Today; Faced With Marijuana Money Puzzle, Legislators Curious About A State-Run Bank; Mat-Su Borough Establishes Marijuana Advisory Committee; Experiment Looks for Slow Earthquakes Under Unalaska; Scientists, Fishermen Test Strategies To Reduce Trawl Bycatch

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January 22, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: January 21, 2015

Obama Issues Executive Order on Arctic Coordination; Gov. Walker To Deliver State of the State Tonight; Board of Fisheries Chairman Resigns; Bering Sea Pollock Fishery Casts Off; Tongass Advisory Council Meeting In Juneau; APU Set To Develop 65 Acres Of Endowment Lands; Rain Causes Flooding, Evacuations in Ketchikan; Park Service Considers Banning Some Pack Animals; New Play Explores Homelessness In Juneau

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January 21, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: January 20, 2015

Alaska’s 29th Legislature Gavels In; Walker Adds More Commissioners To Cabinet; Senate Finance Considering Bringing On Former Commissioners As Consultants; Sen. Sullivan Weighs In On Potential State of the Union Topics; Murkowski Named Chairman Of Interior Subcommittee Of Appropriations Panel; Bill Would Set Up Compensation Program For Wrongfully Convicted; Alaska Center for Alternative Lifestyles Prepares To Open Its Doors; Walker Halts Demolition In Anchorage Neighborhood; Lack Of Snow Could Again Send Iditarod Start To Fairbanks; Eaglecrest Suspends Lift Operations Due To Lack Of Snow; People With Disabilities Find Independence Through Skiing

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January 20, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: January 19, 2015

Gov. Walker Outlines Priorities For Legislative Session; With Focus On Budget, Social Issues May Be Left Behind; How Will The Keystone XL Pipeline Affect The Future Of Alaska’s Crude?; Environmental Groups Support EPA’s Proposal on Chemical Dispersant Use; Lonnie Dupre Returns Safely From Historic Denali Climb; Bethel’s Pete Kaiser Wins Kuskokwim 300

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January 19, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: January 16, 2015

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases; Alaska’s Appeal On Hold; Legislators Prefile 23 More Bills; As Work Continues On Spending Plan, Walker To Revive State Of The Budget Address; Mat-Su Borough Ponders Legal Pot; A Year in the Life of the Bowhead Whale; Kuskokwim 300 Mushers Ready to Race on Ice; AK: Starring; 300 Villages: Sleetmute

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January 16, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: January 15, 2015

Board Reverses Suspensions Of Former-Sen. Stevens Prosecutors; Anchorage Democrats Push Bills Combating Sexual Assault, Retaliation in National Guard; Plunging Oil Prices Cast Doubt on Arctic Drilling; Anchorage Tourism Numbers Up, Expected To Continue; Small Businesses Struggle To Comply With Health Insurance Requirement; Landbank Lawsuit Aimed at USACE Regs; Governor Names New Deputy Labor Commissioners; UAS Closes Bookstore, Prepares For Tight Budget Times; Klawock Couple Plans Halftime Wedding

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January 15, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: January 14, 2015

In Underground Rooms, Sullivan’s Senate Office Takes Shape; UAF Anticipates Cutting Over 200 Jobs; About 16,000 Alaskans Sign Up On; Over 40,000 Earthquakes Detected In 2014; How Safe Are Alaska’s Pedestrians?; Anchorage Measure Will Tax Alcohol to Pay For Treatment and Services; New Regulations Unlikely To Change Coal Ash Disposal In Alaska; Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race Postponed

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January 14, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: January 13, 2015

Habitat Director Out, As Walker Administration Shifts Approach To Permitting; Meyer Decides Against Pierre Contract For Press Work; ‘Hire More Heroes Act’ Passes U.S. House Unanimously; State’s New Attorney General Outlines Department’s Challenges; Placer Mining Big Business in Alaska, Report Finds; Forest Service Proposes Mendenhall Glacier Fee Increase; Path Cleared Through Kuskokwim Ice Jam For K300; Elim Celebrates Elder’s 100th Birthday

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January 13, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: January 12, 2015

Transportation Commish Ousted Following Defense Of Project; Young, Credited With Effectiveness, Says Personality is Part of his M.O.; Lonnie Dupre Becomes First Ever January Denali Soloist; Juneau Assembly Considers Moratorium On Legal Pot Shops; Anchorage Legislators Consider Ways To Cut Capital Costs; Adak Fish Plant Seeks Additional Operators; News-Miner to Begin Requiring Electronic Subscriptions for Frequent Online Visitors; Ice Sculptures Take Shape In Downtown Anchorage

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January 12, 2015