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AFN Concludes; and Voters to Decide on $50 Million in Bonds for Port of Anchorage

AFN Concludes; and Voters to Decide on $50 Million in Bonds for Port of Anchorage

The Alaska Federation of Natives conference concludes in Anchorage. What is happening with the APOC hearing on a complaint against Bob Bell? There are $50 million in bonds for the Port of Anchorage on the November ballot. “Protesters say No to Outside money in politics.” Murder suspect Israel Keyes home is searched by police again. New Cook Inlet analysis raises LNG gas concerns.

KSKA: Friday, 10/26 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 10/27 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 10/26 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 10/27 at 5:00pm

October 26, 2012 - 9:00 am
Mayor Sullivan Releases Revised Budget Proposal; Heroin Use On The Rise

Mayor Sullivan Releases Revised Budget Proposal; Heroin Use On The Rise

Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan releases revised proposal for municipal budget. Crime declines in Anchorage, except in rapes and robberies. Heroin use is growing and affecting more and more people. Cook Inlet Housing talks about a major revitalization of a portion of the Spenard area. The Alaska Supreme Court gives gadfly Andree McCleod a partial victory in her court case challenging former Gov. Sarah Palin’s use of a private e-mail account to conduct state business. A Fairbanks woman was arrested for forging signatures on an initiative petition.

KSKA: Friday, 10/19 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 10/20 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 10/19 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 10/20 at 5:00pm

October 19, 2012 - 9:00 am
Judge Upholds the Parental Notification Law; and Early Voting Begins in Alaska

Judge Upholds the Parental Notification Law; and Early Voting Begins in Alaska

The Alaska First Coalition spending money in support of the state Senate’s bi-partisan coalition. Is “reform” really the right word to use in the current oil tax debate? Senate candidate Bob Bell’s $1 million contract with BP. Superior court judge upholds the parental notification law. Fairbanks wraps up its municipal elections. The Big Three oil companies report to Gov. Parnell on the proposed gas line. Fairbanks struggling with the high energy costs. Early voting begins in Alaska.

KSKA: Friday, 10/12 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 10/13 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 10/12 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 10/13 at 5:00pm

October 12, 2012 - 9:00 am
Anchorage Mayor Presents Budget; and Energy Companies Propose LNG Pipeline Plan

Anchorage Mayor Presents Budget; and Energy Companies Propose LNG Pipeline Plan

Mayor Dan Sullivan presents the assembly with two versions of the Anchorage Municipal budget. Mayor Sullivan sticks with the sidewalk law. The major Alaska energy companies estimate that a liquefied natural gas project would cost up to $65 billion. BP paid Republican Senate candidate Bob Bell’s firm $1 million for contract work. Early voting has already started in other states, especially Ohio. In Alaska you can vote early by absentee ballot – in person – 15 days out from the election.

KSKA: Friday, 10/5 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 10/6 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 10/5 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 10/6 at 5:00pm

October 5, 2012 - 9:00 am

Southcentral Alaska Recovers From Storms; and Concerns Over Wishbone Hill Resurface In The Valley

Southcentral starts to clean up after a series of September storms. Issues regarding the Wishbone Hill coal development resurface in the Valley. The Mat-Su Borough election takes place next week. Coleman Barney is sentenced in his Fairbanks militia trial. Gov. Parnell wants to break up the Senate Bi-Partisan Coalition. How has money affected this fall’s elections? Concerns raised about the availability of natural gas to Anchorage in the future.

KSKA: Friday, 9/28 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 9/29 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 9/28 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 9/29 at 5:00pm

September 28, 2012 - 9:00 am
PFD Comes In At $878; and Shell Calls It Quits For The Year

PFD Comes In At $878; and Shell Calls It Quits For The Year

The Alaska Permanent Fund will be $878 this year. The International Association of Chiefs of Police make their recommendations from the audit of APD. The detox center at the Ernie Turner Center in Anchorage is suspended. A new coalition is pushing cuts in oil taxes and an increase in oil production. Shell Oil calls it quits for the year.

KSKA: Friday, 9/21 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 9/22 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 9/21 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 9/22 at 5:00pm

September 21, 2012 - 9:00 am
Wind Storm Pummels Anchorage; and Ballot Measure 1 Passes

Wind Storm Pummels Anchorage; and Ballot Measure 1 Passes

Shell starts drilling, then calls it off as sea ice approached. A massive wind storm enveloped Anchorage last week. Ballot measure 1 has passed. The Mat-Su ferry has a big for sale sign on it, but who are potential buyers? Parents of chronically truant students may face criminal charges. The Joe Miller lawsuit against the Fairbanks North Star Borough has come to an end. Gov. Parnell says the state will no longer cooperate on NPR-A development unless some of the state’s ideas are implemented.

KSKA: Friday, 9/14 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 9/15 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 9/14 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 9/15 at 5:00pm

September 14, 2012 - 9:00 am
Wind Storm Pummels Anchorage; and Matanuska River Continues to Swallow Houses

Wind Storm Pummels Anchorage; and Matanuska River Continues to Swallow Houses

A massive wind storm hits Anchorage. The cost of health care in Alaska. The election is over but the vote counts continue. West Anchorage is getting a “mixed-use development,” complete with a bistro. The Matanuska River continues to swallow houses. The Anthony Rollins civil suits cost the Municipality of Anchorage over $5 million. After being at the center of 2008 convention coverage, Sarah Palin was invisible at the 2012 GOP convention.

KSKA: Friday, 9/7 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 9/8 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 9/7 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 9/8 at 5:00pm

September 7, 2012 - 9:00 am
Ballot Propositions Fall; Young Wins Republican Nomination

Ballot Propositions Fall; Young Wins Republican Nomination

Both ballot propositions fall in the Primary Election. Two Republic incumbents lose their primary election bids. Approximately 10 new members join the Alaska House of Representatives. Don Young takes the Republican nomination in dominating fashion. Voter turnout comes in at under 25 percent.

KSKA: Friday, 8/31 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 9/1 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 8/31 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 9/1 at 5:00pm

August 31, 2012 - 9:00 am
More Info Release On APD Shooting; Former State Senator Al Adams Passes Away

More Info Release On APD Shooting; Former State Senator Al Adams Passes Away

More information released on the APD shooting of Harry Smith. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar visits Alaska. Senator Murkowski spars with the Obama administration on NPR-A. Former state Senator Al Adams passes away.

KSKA: Friday, 8/17 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 8/18 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 8/17 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 8/18 at 5:00pm

August 17, 2012 - 9:00 am
EPA Holds Hearings On Pebble Mine; and Oil Companies Prepare For Pt. Thompson Work

EPA Holds Hearings On Pebble Mine; and Oil Companies Prepare For Pt. Thompson Work

EPA holds the latest round of hearings on the proposed Pebble Mine. Gov. Sean Parnell is determined to get a Republican majority. Oil companies prepare to begin work at Point Thompson. The Alaska Renewable Energy Fair starts on August 10. Congressman Don Young tells a Fairbanks business audience that it’s time to forget about the EPA. The state will not re-try accused murderer Mechele Linehan. Gov. Parnell says no to insurance exchanges.

KSKA: Friday, 8/10 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 8/11 at 6:00pm

August 10, 2012 - 9:00 am
Mat-Su Ferry Saga Continues; and Coastal Zone Management Debates Heat Up

Mat-Su Ferry Saga Continues; and Coastal Zone Management Debates Heat Up

BP has very poor quarterly report. The ongoing saga of the Mat-Su ferry continues. Debates over the coastal zone management initiative heat up. Alaska Native suicide rates remain high. A Valdez couple admits to failing to pay $190,000 in income taxes and penalties. Around 4,000 summer fisheries workers in a government-sponsored program won’t be returning next year. The Fisheries Board throws a lifeline to set netters. The state of Alaska puts out new regulations dealing with one aspect of abortion.

KSKA: Friday, 8/3 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 8/4 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 8/3 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 8/4 at 5:00pm

August 3, 2012 - 9:00 am
Oil Prices Subside; and Joe Miller Becomes A Publisher

Oil Prices Subside; and Joe Miller Becomes A Publisher

As the election campaign heats up, we have seen a reincarnation of the group Backbone, which has interjected itself not only in the oil-tax debate but the elections. Oil prices have subsided – and this has serious implications for the state, especially the state budget. The Alcohol Beverage Control Board has switched locations. Formerly under law enforcement, it is now under commerce. Former Republican Senate nominee Joe Miller has become an on-line publisher. A study shows Fairbanks is paying double the national average for its utility bills. There’s a salmon shortage in the Bush, especially on the major rivers. Do we know why?

KSKA: Friday, 7/27 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 7/28 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 7/27 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 7/28 at 5:00pm

July 27, 2012 - 9:00 am

11 Indicted In Tax Fraud Case; And A Woman Disappears Near Granite Creek Campground

Eleven people indicted in a $19 million tax fraud case. More than 100 uncounted ballots from the Muni election were found in a closet in Anchorage. The Federal Subsistence board grapples with low Kenai bull moose numbers. Governor says let the feds handle the state health insurance exchange. Valerie Sifsof disappears after walking away from the Granite Creek campground after a dispute with her boyfriend. Fire Island wind project moving forward. An interesting development involving low-power FM licenses and tribes.

KSKA: Friday, 7/20 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 7/21 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 7/20 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 7/21 at 5:00pmpm

July 20, 2012 - 9:08 am
Senators Hold Hearings On High Gas Prices

Senators Hold Hearings On High Gas Prices

Senators hold hearings across Alaska on gas prices. Conflict created by the proposed expansion of the Ted Stevens International Airport. Questions linger about the Mount Marathon Race. Shell moves ahead with Arctic development plans. The Alaska Dome is seeking tax relief. Some Senate Republicans are campaigning against the Senate coalition. Schaeffer Cox fires attorney Nelson Traverson.

KSKA: Friday, 7/13 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 7/14 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 7/13 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 7/14 at 5:00pm p.m.

July 13, 2012 - 9:00 am
Muni Election Report Released; And Mt. McKinley May Be Renamed Denali

Muni Election Report Released; And Mt. McKinley May Be Renamed Denali

Independent investigator Dan Hensley releases his report on the Muni election debacle. Reality TV flourishing in Alaska. Mayor Dan Sullivan takes his oath while on vacation in Hawaii. Muldoon community members finding resistance to their request for a local park. The U.S. Supreme Court rejects the Stolen Valor Act by a vote of 6-3. Sen. Lisa Murkowski introduces legislation to rename Mount McKinley to Denali. Governor Parnell might be saying no to the Medicaid expansion.

KSKA: Friday, 7/6 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 7/7 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 7/6 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 7/7 at 5:00pm p.m.

July 6, 2012 - 9:00 am
APD Kills Man Armed with Broomstick as Weapon; And Supreme Court Decision on Healthcare

APD Kills Man Armed with Broomstick as Weapon; And Supreme Court Decision on Healthcare

An Anchorage police officer shoots and kills a man with a menacing broomstick. Redistricting plan cleared, time for elections. The F-16 fighter wings will not be moving to Anchorage for now. Elected official and pundit opinions on the Supreme Court’s ruling on President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. With closures and fishing limitations, is the king salmon or fishermen in trouble? The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals visit to Anchorage from San Francisco. Sixty-year-old wreckage from an aircraft found.

KSKA: Friday, 6/29 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 6/29 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 6/30 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 6/30 at 5:00pm p.m.

June 28, 2012 - 7:51 am
Four Japanese Climbers Die On Denali; And The Militia Trial Wraps Up

Four Japanese Climbers Die On Denali; And The Militia Trial Wraps Up

Four Japanese climbers die in an avalanche on Denali. Joe Miller wins $5,000 judgement from the Fairbanks North Star Borough. Militia trial wraps up in Anchorage. Concerns about flooding on the Matanuska River are on the rise. The special session cost tax payers almost half a million dollars.

KSKA: Friday, 6/22 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 6/22 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 6/23 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 6/23 at 5:00pm

June 22, 2012 - 9:00 am
Independent Political Expenditures Now Allowed To Be Unlimited

Independent Political Expenditures Now Allowed To Be Unlimited

APOC says independent political expenditures can now be unlimited. Parnell administration commissioners consider issuing up to $5 billion in pension obligation bonds. An APD officer shoots and kills a man during a confrontation. North Slope oil drops to its lowest price since February 2011. What happened at the Republican state convention. The militia trial goes to the jury.

KSKA: Friday, 6/15 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 6/16 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 6/15 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 6/16 at 5:00pm

June 15, 2012 - 9:00 am
Anchorage Assembly Delays Land Swap; and the Militia Trial Continues

Anchorage Assembly Delays Land Swap; and the Militia Trial Continues

The Anchorage Assembly puts off a controversial land swap. The EPA hears from Alaskans on the proposed Pebble Mine project. The Fairbanks militia trial continues with testimony from Schaeffer Cox and Coleman Barney. Anchorage is voted the worst-dressed city in America.

KSKA: Friday, 6/8 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 6/9 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 6/8 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 6/9 at 5:00pm

June 8, 2012 - 9:00 am