Alaska News Nightly: Friday, March 31, 2017

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Juneau superintendent questions funding plan

Caroline Halter, KTOO – Juneau

Sen. Shelley Hughes, a Wasilla Republican, held a series of committee hearings on virtual education and school funding beginning last year. It culminated in the release of broad education reform bill.

Southeast tribal court builds on its experience

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau

Southeast Alaska’s largest tribal court operation just celebrated its 10th anniversary.

High school student honored for Gold Creek rescue

Jacob Resneck, KTOO – Juneau

A 14-year-old Juneau high school student was honored by the governor’s office today for rescuing a five-year-old boy he saw fall into a fast-running creek.

Two Sitka moms discuss balancing fishing and family

Emily Russell, KCAW – Sitka

Iris Nash is a new mom. Her son turns two this year and she’s pregnant with her second child. To answer some of her questions about balancing being a mom and co-managing a fishing business, Iris sat down with Sarah Jordan. Sarah also married into a fishing family and raised her own two sons aboard the family boat.

Unalaska teen: If you like sushi, you better take care of the environment

Zoe Sobel, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Unalaska

Across the state, there’s a cohort of young Alaskans raising awareness for the rapidly changing Arctic environment. Cade Terada is one of 22 Arctic Youth Ambassadors. Growing up in Unalaska, America’s largest fishing port, he was immersed in the seafood industry.

AK: Celebrations of Turkish culture in Anchorage

Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage

The Republic of Turkey is about as far as you can go from Alaska on the other side of the globe. The country of nearly 80 million people straddles the edges of Europe and Asia, with a Mediterranean climate, and a rich history as the seat of both the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. Again, not a lot of parallels with Alaska. But both places have food and dance at the center of their cultural traditions.

49 Voices: Cole Tamblyn of Anchorage

Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage

This week we’re hearing from Cole Tamblyn in Anchorage. Tamblyn is the head brewer at Resolution Brewing Company.

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