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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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September 29, 2014

Black Bear Party-Crashes A Ketchikan XC Meet

A black bear was in first place for a short time during one of the races at the Region V Cross Country meet Saturday in Ketchikan. Teams from around Southeast Alaska faced off for the chance to compete in the state championship. But the event took a chaotic turn when the first race was interrupted by a bear.

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September 29, 2014

Alaska News Nightly: September 29, 2014

Begich Touts Positive Relationship with Murkowski in Campaign Ad; Aleutian Towns Struggle To Retain Safety Officers; Insurer: Affordable Care Act Needs A Fix In Alaska; ‘No Means No’ – UAS Includes Sexual Assault Ed In Freshmen Orientation; Warm Spell Helps Growers Salvage Harvest After Cool, Soggy Summer; Proposed Film/Photo Regs in Wilderness Areas Come Under Fire; Black Bear Party-Crashes A Ketchikan XC Meet

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September 29, 2014
Federal Grants Boost Services at Aleutian-Pribilof Clinics

Federal Grants Boost Services at Aleutian-Pribilof Clinics

Community health centers in the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands will get at least $600,000 in federal grant money for new services this year. The grants are aimed in part at helping new patients who enrolled in health plans under the Affordable Care Act.

September 29, 2014

Why Was Interior Alaska Green During The Last Ice Age?

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During our planet’s most recent cold period, a slab of ice smothered Manhattan. Canada looked like Antarctica but with no protruding mountains. When the last glacial maximum peaked about 20,000 years ago, most of the continent — from the Arctic Ocean to the Missouri River — slept under a blanket of white.

September 29, 2014

Biologists Capture Orphaned Black Bear Cubs in Galena

Three orphaned bear cubs are safely in captivity after being captured by state biologists over the weekend in Galena.

September 29, 2014

Judge Stops Logging Projects, Pending Review

Four Southeast Alaska logging projects are on hold after a judge found the U.S. Forest Service didn’t fully comply with a prior court order.

September 29, 2014

Schaeffer Cox Given More Time To File Appellate Brief

Convicted militia leader Schaeffer Cox has been given more time to file an appeal brief with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

September 29, 2014

Judge Dismisses Case Against EPA

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a process that could result in development of the Pebble Mine being restricted or prohibited.

September 29, 2014

Judge Rules in Favor of State on Merged Campaigns

A judge sided with the state of Alaska Friday in a lawsuit challenging the merged campaigns of two candidates in the governor’s race.

September 26, 2014

Parnell Asks Military Official To Resign

Weeks after firing the adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard, Gov. Sean Parnell has asked an official at the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to resign.

September 26, 2014

Small-scale Hydro Project Proposed for Talkeetna River

The proposal for a massive hydroelectric project on the Susitna river is moving forward. The project has generated a lot of opposition in Talkeetna, the closest community to the dam site. Now a private company is proposing a second, smaller hydro project on the Talkeetna river.

September 26, 2014