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Small Southeast Community Becomes New Alaska City

A small community in southeast Alaska is the state’s newest city. A state commissioner signed incorporation documents last week for Edna Bay, which has a population of 49.

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October 20, 2014

Deadline Approaches For Fairbanks Air Plan

The clock is ticking toward the deadline for a plan for getting Fairbanks into compliance with federal air quality standards. The state hasn’t given up on getting the fine particulate pollution plan in by a Dec. 31 Environmental Protection Agency deadline.

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October 20, 2014
(Image by Sarah Glaser, Alaska Public Media)

Attack Ads…With A Twist

It seems to be fairly universal that everyone is growing weary of the constant barrage of attack ads. To help us lighten the mood a bit as we race to the November 4th finish line, KSKA’s Dave Waldron found a way to bring levity to the attack.

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October 20, 2014

Alaska News Nightly: October 20, 2014

Parnell Meets With Guard Members; Gubernatorial Candidates Spar Over Gasline; Elders and Youth Conference Kicks Off In Anchorage; Malaspina Crew Helps In Canada Rescue Effort; Small Southeast Community Becomes New Alaska City; Deadline Approaches For Fairbanks Air Plan; Many Voters Irked At Deluge Of Negative Campaign Ads; Attack Ads…With A Twist

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October 20, 2014

Dunleavy Faces Independent Challenger in Senate E Race

Political newcomer Warren Keogh, non-affiliated, is challenging incumbent Republican Michael Dunleavy for the Senate E seat in the November general election. Two candidates both live in the Matanuska Valley – other than that, they have little in common.

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October 20, 2014
United States Supreme Court building in Washington D.C. (© Jarek Tuszynski / Wikimedia Commons)

Supreme Court denies stay; same-sex marriages can continue in Alaska

Same-sex marriages are legal again in Alaska. The U.S. Supreme Court denied the state a stay, which would have halted the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples until the 9th Circuit Court heard the state’s appeal early next year. The governor’s office is continuing with the appeal.

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October 17, 2014

State Disputes ANWR Boundaries

The state of Alaska has launched the opening salvo in a border dispute with the federal government over the western edge of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. At stake is a 20 thousand acre wedge of land that the federal government counts as part of ANWR. But in a letter to the BLM today, the state asserts the government has mapped ANWR incorrectly. The state says the wedge of land between the Canning and the Staines River is actually outside the refuge, according to a 1960 legal description of the refuge border.

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October 17, 2014

Air Quality Settlement Requires Review Of Particulate Pollution Plans

A legal settlement between an environmental organization and the federal government requires review of plans for dealing with new sources of fine particulate pollution in Los Angeles California and Fairbanks.

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October 17, 2014

Container Ship Adrift Off British Columbia Coast

A container ship on its way from Washington to Russia lost power overnight and is drifting Friday off the north coast of British Columbia.

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October 17, 2014
Les Mis brings local touch to global production

Les Mis brings local touch to global production

Les Miserables opens in Anchorage Friday. The Broadway musical has been produced around the world since 1985, but this production has local twists.

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October 17, 2014
Greeters preparing to welcome a fresh batch of arrivals to Sitka (KCAW photo/Emily Kwong)

Historic Weapons Ousted From Sitka Airport

Saturday is the anniversary of the Purchase of Alaska. And in Sitka, the site of the historic sale, locals make it known from the moment visitors step off the plane. This usually goes over well, but sometimes creates confusion.

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October 17, 2014

UA Hopes Survey Will Reveal True Scope Of Sexual Assault Problem On Campus

If you’re a student, faculty or staff member of the University of Alaska, you may receive a survey in your email this month asking questions about sexual assault on campus.

The survey follows campus visits by federal investigators looking into how the college handles sexual assault complaints and violations.

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October 17, 2014

State Senator Plans To Investigate Guard Situation

State Senator Lesil McGuire says the Legislature will hold hearings into the troubled Alaska National Guard, but she’s getting push back from the Senate president.

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October 17, 2014

Alaska News Nightly: October 17, 2014

Supreme Court Denies Stay; Same-Sex Marriages Can Continue In Alaska; State Disputes ANWR Boundaries; Air Quality Settlement Requires Review Of Particulate Pollution Plans; Container Ship Adrift Off British Columbia Coast; Les Mis Brings Local Touch To Global Production; Historic Weapons Ousted From Sitka Airport; UA Hopes Survey Will Reveal True Scope Of Sexual Assault Problem On Campus; State Senator Plans To Investigate Guard Situation; AK: Looking Inside; 300 Villages: Metlakatla

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October 17, 2014
AK: Looking Inside

AK: Looking Inside

On AK we often travel to wild and strange places and meet the people who live there. Today’s journey is no different, except the place is inside each of us. Earlier this year Sitka had a tarot card reader in residence. The Tarot, it turns out, is mystical — but not magic. Like professional therapy, it’s really about looking into a mirror, as tarot skeptic Robert Woolsey discovers.

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October 17, 2014

300 Villages: Metlakatla

This week we’re heading to Metlakatla, in Southeast Alaska, on Annette Island. Audrey Hudson is the mayor of Metlakatla.

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October 17, 2014
Host Lori Townsend (left) with Republican gubernatorial candidate incumbent Sean Parnell (right). (Photo by Monica Gokey, KSKA - Anchorage)

Gubernatorial Candidate Sean Parnell

Sean Parnell is in a close race to keep his position as Alaska’s top executive. The state is facing tough issues. Revenue shortfalls mean hard budget questions in the future, and reform is needed in the troubled National Guard. But gasline development may also be on the horizon.

APRN: Tuesday, 10/21 at 10:00am

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October 17, 2014
Gubernatorial Candidate Bill Walker

Gubernatorial Candidate Bill Walker

Bill Walker wants to be the next Governor of Alaska. Whoever wins will take the job in a tough fiscal environment. Walker is running in a tight race without a party after running as a Republican in the past.

APRN: Wednesday, 10/22 at 10:00am

October 17, 2014
After three decades, the Anchorage School District says goodbye to an educator. (Photo by Zachariah Hughes, KSKA)

Teacher’s Pet: A Four-Legged Educator Retires

The Anchorage School District recently said goodbye to one of its longest-serving and most unusual educators. What’s more, the departure leaves the district with a gap not likely to be soon filled.

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October 17, 2014
Michael Brubaker (left), discusses climate change's effects on public health with Lori Townsend (middle) and Zachariah Hughes (right). (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

How Does Climate Change Affect Public Health?

A series of reports that seek to define the potential changes to public health in rural Alaska communities based on the impacts of Alaska’s rapidly changing climate. But, why are the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and the North Slope Borough looking at the issue through the lens of climate change?

KSKA: Friday, October 17 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 18 at 4:30 p.m.

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October 17, 2014