Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Sep. 11, 2017

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Judge approves sale of Alaska Dispatch News to Binkley family

Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage

A bankruptcy court judge today approved the sale of Alaska Dispatch News, the state’s largest newspaper from Alice Rogoff to the Binkley family of Fairbanks. The judge still needs to sign the official paperwork on the deal, which is set to close on Friday.

As demand for opioid remedy skyrockets, police train for overdose treatment with Naloxone

Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage

Naloxone — a medication that rapidly reverses the effects of an opioid overdose — has long been used by emergency medics, but now it’s being deployed to police departments and non-profits at the front line of the state’s opioid crisis. Even with millions of new federal dollars being spent, the demand in outpacing the supply.

Ft. Yukon and Ninilchik tribes submit applications for trust status

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

Two Alaska tribes have submitted applications to place lands into trust with the federal government.

Anchorage medic mobilizes to help residents of Houston

Lori Townsend, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage

Gray and one of her Mobile Medics International teams recently returned from Houston where they found the greatest need was in areas where undocumented immigrants were living.

Most UA campuses see lower enrollment

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

Fall enrollment is down at most University of Alaska campuses. Early numbers show the UA headcount off 4.5 percent, or over one thousand students, from last fall. The highest declines are at Southeast and Fairbanks campuses.

Building a future after prison through vocational education

Anne Hillman, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage

In Alaska, two-thirds of people who leave prison end up going back within three years. But former inmates who can find decent jobs within a year of release are half as likely to re-offend. So how does the Department of Corrections want to cut recidivism? By teaching the trades.

Alaska teens ask state to stop delaying action on climate change

Elizabeth Jenkins, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Juneau

The teens hand delivered a petition to the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation, asking for reduced carbon emissions and a strategy moving forward.