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Comment Period on FEMA Disaster Declaration To Close

Sunday, Aug. 31, is the deadline for comments to FEMA, or the Federal Emergency Management Agency, on a policy carrying out a law that would allow tribes to request emergency and major disaster declarations.

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August 29, 2014 - 4:41 pm

Cold, Wet Front Drops 3 Inches of Snow On Deadhorse

A cold front is ushering in wet, chilly conditions across much of the state. The Alaska Department of Transportation reported three inches of snow in Deadhorse earlier this afternoon.

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August 29, 2014 - 4:40 pm
Frank Keim treks through fall foliage last month during the Northern Alaska Environmental Center's 18th annual Run for the Refuge. This year, Keim led the center's annual celebration of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Credit Northern Alaska Environmental Center

‘You’ve Got To Defend It’ – Denali Celebrates Wilderness Act 50th

Denali National Park is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Act in the next weeks. A series of events marking the historic conservation legislation is planned.

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August 29, 2014 - 4:39 pm

Alaska News Nightly: August 29, 2014

State Ferry Union Averts Strike; Juneau Police Reach Community One Cup Of Coffee At A Time; Comment Period on FEMA Disaster Declaration To Close; Cold, Wet Front Drops 3 Inches of Snow On Deadhorse; ‘You’ve Got To Defend It’ – Denali Celebrates Wilderness Act 50th; NSF Earmarks $1.5M for Native Students Studying STEM Subjects; AK: Haines Songwriter Dreams Big, Courts Her Inspiration’s Ear; 300 Villages: Anvik

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August 29, 2014 - 4:38 pm

NSF Earmarks $1.5M for Native Students Studying STEM Subjects

A $1.5 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation will fund a five-year pilot project to help American Indian and Alaska Native college students achieve advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM subjects.

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August 29, 2014 - 4:38 pm

3 Officials Accused of Failing to Disclose Gifts

Three Kenai Peninsula residents have filed complaints with the Alaska Public Offices Commission against statewide public officials for failure to disclose gifts.

August 29, 2014 - 1:58 pm
Haines Songwriter Dreams Big, Courts Her Inspiration’s Ear

Haines Songwriter Dreams Big, Courts Her Inspiration’s Ear

It’s hard not to dream big among the tall mountains and wild sea in Southeast Alaska – especially in Haines where Christy Tengs serves dreamers and misfits alike in her family’s downtown institution, the Pioneer Bar and Bamboo Room. Even she has a dream – to meet the famous person who has inspired her and propelled her to become a star in her hometown.

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August 29, 2014 - 1:41 pm

300 Villages: Anvik

This week we’re heading to the Yukon River community of Anvik. William Koso is the mayor of Anvik.

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August 29, 2014 - 1:40 pm
Kaila Del Rosario, 17, is one of three high school students participating in a new job training program at Vigor shipyard.

Alaska Maritime Workforce Needs

There are eight thousand fishing vessels registered in Alaska and not enough qualified Alaskans to fill the jobs aboard them or working on them. Everyone knows the state needs to beef up its vocational training resources, but how do we get there? Maritime work-force development is the subject on the next “Talk of Alaska.”

APRN: Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 10:00 a.m.

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August 29, 2014 - 11:45 am
“Chinook salmon, Yukon Delta NWR.” (Photo: Craig Springer, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

GUBERNATORIAL FISHERIES DEBATE

Candidates for Alaska governor will be in Kodiak on August 28 to take part in a unique debate that focuses on a single topic: Alaska’s seafood industry. Airing live on KSKA and statewide from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 28. Hear gubernatorial candidates Sean Parnell, Byron Mallott and Bill Walker talk fish.

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August 29, 2014 - 10:54 am

Shell Sketches Plans for Arctic Drilling in 2015

Shell Oil took its first step toward returning to the Arctic on Thursday morning. The company filed a new plan to explore the Chukchi Sea with federal regulators in Anchorage.

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August 29, 2014 - 8:45 am

Parnell Vetoes A Bill Curbing Record Access

Gov. Sean Parnell has vetoed a bill that would have scrubbed Courtview — the state’s online criminal records database — of any charge that did not result in a conviction.

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August 28, 2014 - 5:44 pm
Senate Candidates Stake Ground In Unconventional First Debate

Senate Candidates Stake Ground In Unconventional First Debate

Begich emphasized his experience as someone who knows how Congress operates, while Sullivan presented himself as an “outsider” who wants to take Washington on.

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August 28, 2014 - 5:42 pm
New Study Sheds Light on Peopling of the Arctic

New Study Sheds Light on Peopling of the Arctic

Archaeologists have been arguing for decades about how human beings got to the new world, and genetic research released today deepens the mystery. An article published in “Science” magazine shows that there must have been at least four pulses of migration from Siberia through Alaska since the last Ice Age, and the Yupik and Inupiat people now in Alaska actually replaced an earlier population.

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August 28, 2014 - 5:41 pm
Investigation Finds 7 High Schoolers Responsible for Hazing

Investigation Finds 7 High Schoolers Responsible for Hazing

After concluding an investigation into an alleged hazing incident, the Juneau School District has identified seven high school seniors who participated in the paddling of six incoming freshmen. The incident took place shortly after school ended in May.

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August 28, 2014 - 5:40 pm

ENSTAR strike ends without a new contract

The ENSTAR operating employees strike is over, but the workers do not have a new contract. After two and a half weeks, they voted to return to work today.

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August 28, 2014 - 5:39 pm

PWI School District Finds Success With A 4-Day Week

The Southeast Island School District on Prince of Wales Island encompasses nine small, rural schools. Last year, the district implemented a four-day school week in all but one school. It worked so well that every school is running on a Monday through Thursday schedule this year.

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August 28, 2014 - 5:38 pm

New Tanana Rec Site Not Thwarted By Rain

It’s been one of the rainiest summer’s on record in Fairbanks, but that hasn’t hampered the debut of new recreation area.

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August 28, 2014 - 5:37 pm

Alaska News Nightly: August 28, 2014

Shell Oil Files Exploration Plan for Chukchi Sea; Parnell Vetoes A Bill Curbing Record Access; Alaska Mayors Group Rallies Against Pot; Senate Candidates Stake Ground In Unconventional First Debate; New Study Sheds Light On How the Arctic Was Populated; Investigation Finds 7 Juneau High Schoolers Responsible For Hazing; ENSTAR Strike Ends Without A New Contract; Prince Of Wales Island Finds Success With A 4-Day School Week; New Tanana Rec Site Not Thwarted By Rain

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August 28, 2014 - 5:34 pm

Alaska Mayors Group Rallies Against Pot

The Alaska Conference of Mayors has come out against a ballot initiative that would regulate marijuana like alcohol.

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August 28, 2014 - 4:43 pm