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Emergency Housing Ministry Looks to Grow In Unalaska

Emergency Housing Ministry Looks to Grow In Unalaska

Unalaska attracts thousands of transient workers every year, lured by the promise of a steady paycheck. But marine industry jobs can fall through — leaving people stuck with no shelter and no money to fly home.

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August 25, 2014 - 5:38 pm
New Book Casts Spotlight on Traditional Foods In Aleutians/Pribilofs

New Book Casts Spotlight on Traditional Foods In Aleutians/Pribilofs

From sweet Russian tea to fermented fur seal flipper, the traditional diet in the Aleutians and Pribilofs has always been pretty varied. Food has been a crucial part of the Unangan culture for centuries. But in the Aleutian and Pribilof islands, people are relying less on the land and sea and more on their local store. A new cookbook captures the legacy of subsistence foods in the region.

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August 25, 2014 - 5:36 pm

Binders, Pencils, Erasers: Charity Readies Kids For School

On Monday the Homer food pantry inside the United Methodist Church was filled with families lining up for their chance to pick up fish fillets, beans, rice, and other necessities. But before they reach the food a few split off to get into another line leading into a separate room where the Omicron Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma is set up handing out backpacks full of the goodies every child needs for school.

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August 25, 2014 - 5:35 pm

Alaska News Nightly: August 25, 2014

Scientists Check Up On Nuclear Site Rattled By Summer Quake; Experimental Rocket Explodes After Launch In Kodiak; Female Inmate Found Dead In Cell; 4 Injured in Brooks Range Plane Crash; Dems’ Gubernatorial Nominee Makes A Campaign Stop in Juneau; Nees To Run As A Write-In Candidate For State House; Emergency Housing Ministry Looks to Grow In Unalaska; Muskox Killed in Wales While Attacking Dog; New Cookbook Highlights Traditional Foods In the Aleutians/Pribilofs; Binders, Pencils, Erasers: Homer Charity Readies Kids For School

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August 25, 2014 - 5:31 pm
Muskox Killed in Wales While Attacking Dog

Muskox Killed in Wales While Attacking Dog

Nome has been experiencing a summer of “urban muskox,” where the uniquely shaggy arctic mammals have made their home close to town, threatening dogs—and, occasionally, people. Now the same thing has happened more than 100 miles west of Nome, in the community of Wales.

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August 25, 2014 - 4:49 pm
F/V Auriga prepares for the start of B season. (Lauren Rosenthal, KUCB - Unalaska)

Alaska Seafood Industry Asks For Retaliatory Ban on Russian Imports

It’s been two weeks since Russia banned imports of American food products into its country. Now, Alaska’s seafood industry is asking the U.S. government to strike back.

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August 22, 2014 - 4:40 pm

Commerce Sec. Pritzker Visits Alaska – Talks Salmon, Infrastructure

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker has spent the week in Alaska talking with staffers in the various federal agencies she’s in charge of, including the Census and the Bureau of Standards, the Economic Development Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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August 22, 2014 - 4:39 pm

Borough To Ask Ferry Debt Forgiveness

The Matanuska Susitna Borough is appealing to top US officials to resolve the Borough’s $12 million ferry debt.

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August 22, 2014 - 4:38 pm
ENSTAR Strike Finishes Second Week, No End In Sight

ENSTAR Strike Finishes Second Week, No End In Sight

The ENSTAR strike has lasted two weeks, and there’s no end in sight. Local workers are picketing in front of ENSTAR offices around Anchorage and in Homer. They’re having a dispute with the management over retirement benefits for both present and future workers.

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August 22, 2014 - 4:36 pm
Fairbanks City Hall Renamed for Pat Cole

Fairbanks City Hall Renamed for Pat Cole

Fairbanks City Hall now bears the name of a former employee who died after four decades of local government service.

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August 22, 2014 - 4:35 pm

Alaska News Nightly: August 22, 2014

Alaska Seafood Industry Asks for Retaliatory Ban on Russian Imports; Commerce Sec. Pritzker Visits Alaska – Talks Salmon, Infrastructure; Mat-Su Borough To Ask Feds For Ferry Debt Forgiveness; Walker Wins Primary… For Libertarian Senate Nomination; ENSTAR Strike Finishes Second Week, No End in Sight; Fairbanks City Hall Renamed for Pat Cole; AK: Juneau Entrepreneurs Bring Basil To The Masses; 300 Villages: Chitna

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August 22, 2014 - 4:35 pm
Juneau Entrepreneurs Bring Basil To the Masses

Juneau Entrepreneurs Bring Basil To the Masses

Its prime time for gardens in Alaska and there are plenty of plants and veggies that thrive this far north. Basil, though, is not one of them – it needs more heat and sun – two things that are especially hard to find in the Southeast rainforest of Juneau. But two local guys have figured out a unique way to bring basil to the masses.

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August 22, 2014 - 3:12 pm

300 Villages: Chitna

This week we’re heading to Chitna, a town of about 125 people on the Copper River. Judy Block is the administrator of the Chitna Traditional Indian Village Council.

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August 22, 2014 - 2:13 pm
Coexisting with Wildlife

Coexisting with Wildlife

Wildlife managers always give the same advice – let wildlife stay wild. They say do not feed the animals, do not let your pets go after them, and do not allow them to become habituated to humans. But what if the wildlife comes to you? And your pets?

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APRN: Tuesday, August 26, at 10:00 a.m.

August 22, 2014 - 12:00 pm
A Partnership of Language and Love: Reflecting on The Life of Dick Dauenhauer

A Partnership of Language and Love: Reflecting on The Life of Dick Dauenhauer

Russian Orthodox funeral services are pending for former Alaska poet laureate Richard Dauenhauer who died Tuesday. Dauenhauer was known for many things, including poetry, translation and teaching. He was also the husband of Tlingit scholar and Alaska writer laureate Nora Marks Dauenhauer. For more than 40 years, they had a partnership of marriage and scholarship.

August 22, 2014 - 9:43 am
Thom Walker, left, will be appearing on the same ballot as Bill Walker in November. (UAF/Bill Walker for Governor campaign)

Walker Wins Primary … For Libertarian Senate Nomination

Walker had been a registered Republican until this spring. He hasn’t campaigned or raised any money. He hasn’t even joined the Alaska Libertarian Party Facebook page. So, when Walker got 2,600 votes – more than Fish and Kohlhaas combined – it was not expected.

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August 21, 2014 - 8:47 pm

Alaska Serial Killer Robert Hansen Dies at 75

Convicted Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who hunted down women in the Alaska wilderness in the 1970s as Anchorage boomed with construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, died Thursday. He was 75.

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August 21, 2014 - 5:43 pm

Anchorage Attorney Hired in Cases Against Bethel Police

Interim Bethel city manager Greg Moyer confirms the city has hired Anchorage law firm Ingaldson, Maassen & Fitzgerald to represent the city in cases involving allegations of police brutality and an officer-involved shooting.

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August 21, 2014 - 5:42 pm

Yukon River Kings In Jeopardy Despite Meeting Escapement Goal

Yukon River king salmon continue to show symptoms indicative of low production. Unprecedented fishing restrictions in Alaska this summer allowed over 64,ooo kings to cross the border into Canada. That was enough to surpass an escapement goal, but it doesn’t tell the whole story.

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August 21, 2014 - 5:41 pm
AFP Targets Begich Absenteeism in $1M Ad Buy

AFP Targets Begich Absenteeism in $1M Ad Buy

The ad says Begich missed more votes last year than 80 percent of his colleagues. Still, his 2013 attendance record was the best of the Alaska delegation.

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August 21, 2014 - 5:40 pm