Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017

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How Trump nominees talks about climate; what it means for Alaska

Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.

‘Man has an influence’ is the refrain.

Alaska gets reprieve as it works to implement REAL ID

Associated Press

The state of Alaska says it has received a reprieve from national proof-of-identity standards as it works to comply with that law.

Sen. Sullivan says he’s hopeful about tax changes, but cautions Trump on tweets

Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – Juneau

The U.S. senator is hopeful about the Trump administration’s infrastructure, permitting and energy policies. But he said Trump doesn’t always help himself.

4-year-old boy killed by SUV backing out of parking space

Associated Press

A 4-year-old Anchorage boy was killed when he was struck by a sport utility vehicle backing out of a parking space.

State and Park Service look to make Parks Highway safety improvements

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

The State and the National Park Service are teaming up to improve safety on the Parks Highway near the entrance to Denali.

How an Alaskan traveled back to Vietnam after fighting war years before

Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage

We’re taking a look at the experiences of Alaskans who were involved in the Vietnam War. Alaska Public Media’s Zachariah Hughes has the story of one veteran who years after service made the long journey back to Vietnam.

Teacher housing teaches life lessons

Anne Hillman, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage

The school in Nikolai, until recently, had a problem. There was nowhere for the high school teacher to live. So they asked the students to build her a house.

Human and robot companions retrieve equipment lost at sea

Kayla Desroches, KMXT – Kodiak

Sometimes companies or agencies lose their equipment at sea. And rather than leave an expensive investment behind on the ocean floor, they send in the troops. In this case, “the troops” is one Kodiak local.