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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015

Walker proposes Permanent Fund overhaul to cover budget; Lawmakers grapple with whether to buy-out TransCanada; US House passes budget deal; Rep. Young votes no; Witness claims Fairbanks 4 defendant had blood-stained shoes; Alaskans lobby to keep ferry system strong; DOT picks less expensive Gravina ferry option, Ketchikan laments; Tlingit clan conference convenes in Juneau; St. Paul Island revives Aleut language, culture Download Audio
October 28, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015

Alaskans weigh options as health insurance rates soar; Defense secretary to visit AK this week; State introduces first witness at Fairbanks 4 hearing; Release of new state test scores unexpectedly delayed; Grant poised to bring Oscarville well back from the grave; Dip in Kenai brown bears linked to liberalized harvest quotas; Wasilla dancers soar on 'Dance Battle America' Download Audio
October 27, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

Deep-draft Arctic port study in Nome gets shelved; To buyout, or not to buyout? A Legislature debates; Park Service bans controversial methods of hunting bear, wolves; Walker appoints attorney general to Permanent Fund board; Wasilla lawmaker: Keep education spending in check, cut rural schools; Marvin Roberts testifies at Fairbanks 4 hearing; Former Dutch Harbor fisheries observer missing at sea off Peru; Writer Nick Jans captivates audience with tales of Romeo the wolf Download Audio
October 26, 2015
Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

What is Alaska LNG? Part 2: Meet the liquifaction plant; Bill to combat illegal fishing awaits president's signature; Arctic Council concludes 1st meeting under US chairmanship; Polygraph results debated at Fairbanks 4 hearing; Victory for Sealaska Heritage underscores weakness in the law; State cuts could close Sitka harbor; AK: On scene at a suicide, and healing thereafter; 49 Voices: Moose-hunting adventure with Agatha Erickson Download Audio
October 23, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

BLM approves drilling permit in Alaska petroleum reserve; A quick and handy guide to the enigmatic Alaska LNG project; Spice-related hospitalizations spike, but not enough to deter use; Ex-FBI agent faults Fairbanks police interrogation tactics; Drones vie for role in wildfire fight; The weatherman at the end of the western world; Sitka rolls out welcome wagon for Russian diplomat Download Audio
October 22, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015

Walker: I'll pull reserves tax if AKLNG partners cement withdrawal agreement; Palmer prison hearing outlines ankle-monitoring plan; Fear, confusion prompted false confessions, say Fairbanks 4; NTSB: Unbalanced weight caused 2013 crash that killed 10; Women’s legal rights handbook gets update, publishes online; Leaked memo shows Morris misled Juneau, Kenai newspaper readers; Survey finds billions of Arctic cod under sea ice; Volcano Observatory repairs seismic monitors in Southwest Alaska; French sailor makes desperate Pacific Ocean leap onto Shell vessel Download Audio
October 21, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

UAF comes clean about disciplinary failures in sex abuse, rape cases; City unveils plan to combat escalating Spice emergencies; Unalaska museum closes after ancient Bible found in director's house; Murkowski's irate over canceled leases, Interior nominee heard all about it; Under US chairmanship, Arctic Council convenes in Anchorage; Fairbanks Police Department under fire at city council meeting; Alaskan stuck in Russia after visiting relatives there Download Audio
October 20, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Oct. 19, 2015

On Attu Island, WWII battlefield awaits clean-up as seabirds recolonize the isle; State Dept. official to talk on nuclear treaty in Fairbanks; Confronting suicide in Alaska: Talk about it; Expert disputes boot print evidence at Fairbanks 4 hearing; Fairbanks 4 parolee speaks out at AFN to standing ovation; In tight race, Halter wins Mat-Su mayor's seat; NAACP asks Sitka to rename Alaska Day event; Online map plots coastal erosion in eight Western Alaska locations Download Audio
October 19, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

Obama administration cancels offshore lease sales, citing lack of interest; Murkowski spotlights civic heroes at AFN; At AFN, protesters slam Murkowski's support for Arctic drilling; New joint tribal-state court established; Pease testifies, says confession was coerced; Juneau judge sides with trapper, but no damages awarded; Bethel puzzles over how to unclog a seriously frozen well; AK: Tlingit carver featured in small-town, large-scale Smithsonian project; 49 Voices: Martin Lee Woods of Kotzebue Download Audio
October 16, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

Hearing ends 26 years of litigation over Exxon Valdez oil spill; For Sen. Sullivan, Rep. Young - An easier AFN; FBX 4 witnesses recall aggressive police questioning; 'Fairbanks 4' suppers stage protest during Gov's AFN speech; AFN keynote, Haida master weaver talks on family, heritage; Utah housing expert who cut chronic homelessness 90% pitches Alaska solutions; Juneau campground closes for winter, displacing homeless; Hunting season opens for musk ox stranded on sea ice Download Audio
October 15, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

State, feds won't pursue $92M more in '89 Exxon Valdez spill; With $3B budget deficit, lawmakers eye oil tax credits; Murkowski raises cash, expects a fight in 2016; APD chief Mew turns the baton to incomer Tolley; Walker convenes tribal advisory council; Forensic psychologist doubtful of witness testimony at FBX 4 hearing; New drug reduces heroin cravings, may reduce recidivism; Aleknagik celebrates new bridge over the Wood River; Planned totem poles in Douglas mark ‘A Time for Healing’ Download Audio
October 14, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

Shell oil rigs leave the Arctic, skip Seattle; Why did Shell walk away from Alaska?; FBX 4 investigators testify, point to languishing evidence; Kachemak sea otter deaths under investigation, authorities seek public's help; Juneau trapper, hiker take stand at first day of trial; Study: Alaska's wild berry harvests becoming more variable; IndiGenius: Connecting conference attendees with craft, heritage; ‘Assimilation’ playwright flips the script on Native history Download Audio
October 13, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Oct. 12, 2015

Alaska first state to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day; 'Not in our smokehouse!' Conference melds modern sass with tradition; After pause, city's software boondoggle comes back to life; About 285 same-sex couples wed in Alaska in past year; Hooper Bay endures 4th suicide in 2 weeks; What Medicaid expansion means for this Juneau family; Homelessness survey finds at least 70 in Juneau sleeping outside; Begich says he's no moper, urges AFN youth to persist; Cookbook project aims to get Alaska foods on school menus; 'Bear, stop it! Stop breaking my kayak!' Download Audio
October 12, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

Ex-Parnell revenue official chosen to head Permanent Fund; US House passes Native energy bill, White House threatens veto; FBX 4 testimony: Classmate says Wallace confessed to him; Plane crash in Houston claims 23-year-old pilot; Mudslide blocks Haines Highway; Snow scientist helps archaeologists know where to look; Arctic tourism hot topic at industry convention; Keeping produce on the menu: Church picks up state's slack; AK: Palmer taxidermist devotes a lifetime to still life; 49 Voices: Mike Humphrey of Anchorage Download Audio
October 9, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

Defense bill passes with measure Sullivan hopes will halt JBER cuts; Legislators spar with Gov over LNG session agenda; Court sees video deposition in Fairbanks Four case; 17-year-old Alaska poet earns White House accolades; Hurricane Oho barrels in on Southeast; CHOICES program takes new approach to housing people with severe mental illness; Drilling for gold: Inside the KSM’s exploration project; At the Anchorage Museum, Van Gogh gets a digital makeover Download Audio
October 8, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Arctic no rival to Suez, not this century, says shipping expert; City's proposal to purchase Conoco gas leases moves ahead; Water permit decision angers salmon activists; New faces dot Alaska's mayoral line-up; In Bethel, voters back liquor store, sin taxes; State budget cuts sideline 4 ferries; Southeast red, blue king crab fishery closed, again; Warming ocean temps may bode poorly for pollock Download Audio
October 7, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

State tallies $50k in consultant fees prepping for Obama visit; Chief justice Dana Fabe to retire; Court subpoenas emails of Pebble opponents; 3 suicides in a week leave Hooper Bay distraught; Muni planning commission approves controversial Elmore extension; Looking for love: Newspaper diversifies revenue stream with dating website; For middle schoolers to love Shakespeare, they must know Shakespeare Download Audio
October 6, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Oct. 5, 2015

Holmes implicates new assailant during day 1 of FBX Four hearing; Obama announced global fishing enforcement, new sanctuaries; Theology school calls off Native Art sale amid investigation; Candlelight vigil honors those who died on streets of Anchorage; ‘I thought he was safe,’ brother says of man found dead in wetlands; Denali Commission-funded diesel plants planned in Togiak, Koliganek; Volcano farts: Scientists look to gas for beta on atmosphere, geothermal resource Download Audio
October 5, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

Supreme Court to hear appeal challenging NPS authority on Alaska land; Court to hear new evidence in Fairbanks Four case; APOC fines Slope mayor Charlotte Brower $35k for failure to disclose; More cops, fewer consultants in Anchorage's opening budget volley; Scientists stumble over active underwater volcano in Southeast; Chopper-cowboys herd hundreds of remote cattle in Aleutians; AK: Southeast dairy goat business presents unique challenges; 49 Voices: Chelan Schreifels of Japan Download Audio
October 2, 2015

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

What's the value of an LNG line? Numbers trickle in; Alaska's fiscal crisis: Apocalyptic or overblown?; Muni memo sends Elmore extension project back to drawing board; With Medicaid expansion, the chance for a fresh start; Ancient human remains found in dirt pile in Haines; AVCP elects first female traditional chief; Red and blue king crab fishery closed again in Southeast Download Audio
October 1, 2015