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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.