• Here & Now9:00 am to 11:00 am

Menu Schedule Links

Signal Status

There are currently no events to display.

APRN

Sullivan Allowed to Keep In-State Tax Credits in Maryland

Maryland tax collectors had good news for Republican Senate candidate Dan Sullivan today, and perhaps bad news for his campaign. Maryland authorities say he doesn’t have to repay about $5,000 in homestead tax credits he received from 2006 to 2008, for a home he owned in Bethesda. Only owners claiming a home as their principal residence are entitled to the credits.

Download Audio:

September 30, 2014

After Long Delay, Governor Denies Record Request Into National Guard Response

Alaska regulations give government bodies 10 working days to fulfill a records request, plus another 10 if they need an extension. It took Parnell’s office 86 full working days just to deny one concerning the executive branch’s response to sexual assault in the Alaska National Guard.

Download Audio:

September 30, 2014

Alaska News Nightly: September 30, 2014

Sullivan Allowed to Keep In-State Tax Credits in Maryland; After Long Delay, Governor Denies Record Request Into National Guard Response; Ebola Spreads to US, Risk to Alaska Deemed Low; How Should the US Lead in the Arctic?; Walrus Are Hauling Out On Alaska Shores In Record Numbers; Deciphering AO-37, Anchorage’s Labor Law; None Testify In Favor of Pot at Hearing in Bethel; Tlingit Woodcarver Revives An Old-World Tool: The Adze

Download Audio:

September 30, 2014
Ebola Spreads to US; Risk to Alaska Deemed Low

Ebola Spreads to US; Risk to Alaska Deemed Low

Federal health officials announced today that the first case of Ebola has been diagnosed in the U.S. in Texas. The patient, who traveled from Liberia, is being treated in isolation at a hospital in Dallas. Public health officials in Alaska are prepared to respond if Ebola arrives in the state.

Download Audio:

September 30, 2014

How Should U.S. Lead in the Arctic?

Arctic experts and policymakers gathered at a Washington, D.C. think-tank today to focus on how the U.S. might wield its leadership when it assumes the chairmanship of the Arctic Council next year. Recommendations ranged from the lofty to the concrete.

Download Audio:

September 30, 2014

Walrus Are Hauling Out On Alaska Shores In Record Numbers

Pacific walrus looking for places to rest in the absence of sea ice are coming to shore in record numbers on Alaska’s northwest coast.

Download Audio:

September 30, 2014

None Testify In Favor of Pot at Hearing In Bethel

The Bethel Legislative Office was packed Monday afternoon as Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell lead a hearing on Ballot Measure 2, a marijuana initiative that will appear on the November 4 ballot.

Download Audio: 

September 30, 2014

Tlingit Carver Revives an Old Woodworking Tool: The Adze

Sealaska Heritage Institute is incorporating a traditional Native carving method into the building of the Walter Soboleff Center in Juneau. Wayne Price is a Tlingit carver from Haines. He’s using an adze, a tool used by his ancestors thousands of years ago.

Listen now:

September 30, 2014
Chum salmon leaping near Cold Bay, AK. (Photo: K. Mueller, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on August 28, 2011)

Congressional Candidates Debate Alaska Fisheries

On Wednesday, candidates vying for a seat in U.S. Congress will debate one of Alaska’s biggest industries: fisheries. Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Mark Begich squares off against Republican challenger Dan Sullivan, followed by U.S. House Rep. Don Young and his challenger Forrest Dunbar. The debate happens live in Kodiak, and will be streamed live on KSKA.

KSKA: Wednesday, Oct. 1, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

September 30, 2014
School Board seeks suggestions for $22 million budget shortfall

School Board seeks suggestions for $22 million budget shortfall

Community members told the School Board that making up for the $22 million shortfall should not include cutting the gifted programs, but it could involved things like more parent involvement.

September 29, 2014

Suit Halts Seward Coal Loading

A federal court ruling earlier this [september] month has temporarily stopped work at the Seward Coal Facility, and now the state is getting involved in the issue.

September 29, 2014
Nome Man Injured After Crane Crushes Truck Cab

Nome Man Injured After Crane Crushes Truck Cab

A Nome man was seriously injured Sunday in what police are calling an “industrial accident” when the neck of a crane fell on to the cab of a truck he was driving at a local gravel pit.

September 29, 2014

After Long Delay, Governor Denies Record Request Into National Guard Response

Alaska regulations give government bodies 10 working days to fulfill a records request, plus another 10 if they need an extension. It took Parnell’s office 86 full working days just to deny one concerning the executive branch’s response to sexual assault in the Alaska National Guard.

Download Audio:

September 29, 2014

Another Begich Ad Alleges Alaska’s U.S. Senators Co-operate

Sen. Lisa Murkowski keeps trying to shake him off, but Sen. Mark Begich continues to insist they have a good working relationship.

Listen now:

September 29, 2014

Aleutian Towns Struggle to Retain Safety Officers

Two Aleutian communities are going without local law enforcement after their village public safety officers resigned.

Download Audio:

September 29, 2014

Insurer Thinks Affordable Care Act Needs Fix In Alaska

The open enrollment period for signing up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act begins November 15th. Customers in Alaska who don’t receive subsidies will have to pay dramatically higher rates for next year’s coverage. And one insurer on the exchange- Premera Alaska, says the state needs to implement a new program to ensure future rate increases aren’t as steep.

Download Audio:

September 29, 2014

‘No Means No’ – UAS Includes Sexual Assault Ed In Freshmen Orientation

Experts often refer to the first several weeks of college for new students as the “red zone” – a time when they’re more likely to be sexually assaulted. The University of Alaska system is on a list of 79 post-secondary schools being investigated by the U.S. Department of Education for compliance with sexual assault laws or violations.

Download Audio:

September 29, 2014
Warm Spell Helps Growers Salvage Harvest After Cool, Soggy Summer

Warm Spell Helps Growers Salvage Harvest After Cool, Soggy Summer

Gardeners and farmers around the Interior have pretty much shut down for the winter after a cool, rainy, and for many, disappointing growing season. Some growers salvaged a decent yield by diversifying their crops – and taking advantage of a late-season warm spell to do some last-minute harvesting.

Listen now:

September 29, 2014

Deciphering AO-37, Anchorage’s Labor Law

Anchorage’s controversial labor law, commonly referred to as AO-37, will be on the ballot this November. The mayor and his administration want you to vote yes to keep it. The municipal unions want voters to get rid of it. Both sides discuss four major points of the law.

Download Audio:

September 29, 2014
Aerial view of Tongass National Forest (Photo by Alan Wu/Flickr Creative Commons)

Proposed Film/Photo Regs in Wilderness Areas Come Under Fire

As conservationists celebrate 50 years since the passage of the Wilderness Act, a U.S. Forest Service proposal to make certain wilderness area regulations permanent has brought forth accusations that the agency is infringing on First Amendment rights. Nearly a third of the 17 million-acre Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska is designated wilderness.

Download Audio:

September 29, 2014