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Glenn Highway Project Aimed At Easing Eagle River Commute

New Eagle River bridge will be built as part of the Glenn Highway widening project in Eagle River.

September 9, 2014 - 4:30 pm

‘The Sand Lake Boys’

Today we hear a story from Mike Byers, a writer for the website “Growing Up Anchorage.” The site focuses on tales from the early days of Alaska’s largest city. Mike’s story is titled “The Sand Lake Boys.”

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September 9, 2014 - 11:39 am
The University of Alaska Board of Regents met in Anchorage for an executive session. At the end of the meeting, they went into public session and voted 9-1 to rescind President Pat Gamble's retention bonus. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Board of Regents Rescinds President Gamble’s Retention Bonus At His Request

The University of Alaska Board of Regents Monday voted Monday to rescind President Pat Gamble’s $320,000 retention bonus by a 9-1 vote. The Board reviewed the decision to award the bonus at the request of President Gamble.

September 8, 2014 - 7:21 pm

Alaska News Nightly: September 8, 2014

Gasline Partner Takes Steps Toward Permitting, Marketing of Project; U.S. House Passes Bill to Allow Sale of Feathery Art; Wasilla VA Clinic Without Doctors; Support Alliance Endorses Sullivan for Senate; NPS Proposes Permanent Ban on Predator Hunting Practices in Alaska’s Preserves; Anchorage School District Questions 6th Grade Placement; Aleutian Risk Assessment Unveils Spill Prevention Plan; Does Vigor Still Need Local Tax, Utility Breaks?

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September 8, 2014 - 6:02 pm

Gasline Partners Take Steps Toward Permitting, Marketing Of Project

The partners described the pre-filing as a “major milestone” in the development of a liquefied natural gas export project that could cost upward of $45 billion.

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September 8, 2014 - 4:08 pm

U.S. House Passes Bill to Allow Sale of Feathery Art

The U.S. House today passed a bill to allow Alaska Natives to sell handicrafts that include the feathers of migratory birds. Alaska Congressman Don Young, who sponsored the bill, says it will end a “bizarre policy” that allows Native people to hunt the birds and make handicrafts from feathers but not sell their creations.

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September 8, 2014 - 4:07 pm

Wasilla VA Clinic Without Doctors

The Wasilla Veterans Affairs clinic is without a doctor. Two physicians there have decided not to renew their contracts, and now one nurse practitioner is handling the patient caseload.

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September 8, 2014 - 4:06 pm

Support Alliance Endorses Sullivan for Senate

U.S. Senate challenger Dan Sullivan has won a rare endorsement from the Alaska Support Industry Alliance. Sen. Mark Begich nets the purse seiners.

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September 8, 2014 - 4:05 pm
The National Park Service wants to permanently prohibit some predator sport hunting practices in all ten of Alaska's national preserves.
(Credit National Park Service)

NPS Proposes Permanent Ban on Predator Hunting Practices in Alaska’s Preserves

The National Park Service published a proposal in the national register last week that would permanently prohibit some sport hunting practices in Alaska’s ten national preserves. The Park Service has sparred with the state for years over hunting in National Preserves.

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September 8, 2014 - 4:04 pm
Anchorage School District Questions 6th Grade Placement

Anchorage School District Questions 6th Grade Placement

The Anchorage School District is trying to decide if 6th graders should be placed in elementary or middle schools. Currently there are some in each. District staff have been weighing the options for more than a year because it impacts future school infrastructure upgrades. They’re also looking at what’s best for the students academically. Some 6th graders think middle school is definitely the way to go.

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September 8, 2014 - 4:03 pm
The Selendang Ayu broke apart a decade ago just off Unalaska Island. (Courtesy: USCG)

Aleutian Risk Assessment Unveils Spill Prevention Plan

For years, shipping safety advocates have called for better protections against oil spills in the Aleutian chain. Now, the plan for a new response system is finally finished. The Aleutian Islands Risk Assessment’s draft report recommends some familiar solutions in new places – all at a cost of almost $14 million a year.

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September 8, 2014 - 4:02 pm
Does Vigor Still Need Local Tax, Utility Breaks?

Does Vigor Still Need Local Tax, Utility Breaks?

As Ketchikan’s shipyard continues to grow and attract contracts, questions arose last week about whether the community should continue to offer tax and utility breaks for the property.

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September 8, 2014 - 4:01 pm
US Trained Alaskans As ‘Stay Behind Agents’

US Trained Alaskans As ‘Stay Behind Agents’

Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show.

September 8, 2014 - 2:05 pm

Two Charged In Fatal Anchorage Shooting

Two people were arrested and charged in a fatal shooting in East Anchorage last week.

September 8, 2014 - 10:30 am
Unalaska Could Face Fines For Wastewater Plant Delays

Unalaska Could Face Fines For Wastewater Plant Delays

The city of Unalaska is falling behind on construction of a new wastewater treatment plant — and they could face up to $200,000 in federal fines as a result.

September 8, 2014 - 10:29 am

Alaska News Nightly: September 5, 2014

Tour Bus Rollover on the Parks Highway Results in One Fatality; Kiana Teacher Arrested on Missouri Child Sex Abuse Charges; Huge Increase For Healthcare.gov Insurance Rates In Alaska; Snow Falls In Near Tok; Mayor Calls For Federal Review of Fairbanks Four Case; Reaction to Alaska Voting Rights Ruling; Foundation Swoops in to Save Sacred Alaskan Artifacts at Auction; AK: Military Training; 300 Villages: Edna Bay

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September 5, 2014 - 5:05 pm

Tour Bus Rollover on the Parks Highway Results in One Fatality

A tour bus rollover near Mile 173 of the Parks Highway has resulted in at least one fatality. Alaska State Troopers say the report of the rollover came in just after 8:00 am on Friday.

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September 5, 2014 - 4:52 pm
The Kiana School on November 14, 2011. Photo: Justin Rummel via Flickr Creative Commons.

Kiana Teacher Arrested on Missouri Child Sex Abuse Charges

A Missouri man who spent the last four years teaching throughout western Alaska has been arrested on charges of sexually abusing his adopted daughter—and is alleged to have subjected his six other adopted children to “years of physical abuse and neglect.”

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September 5, 2014 - 4:51 pm

Huge Increase For Healthcare.gov Insurance Rates In Alaska

Alaskans who buy health insurance on the Affordable Care Act marketplace will see a significant rate hike for next year. The state Division of Insurance says consumers can expect to pay an increase of more than 30 percent on average for coverage.

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September 5, 2014 - 4:50 pm

Snow Falls In Near Tok

This week’s cooling trend brought snow to the Alaska Range. More than 9 inches of snow was on the ground Wednesday near the Log Cabin Wilderness Lodge.

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September 5, 2014 - 4:49 pm