Alaskan skier Kikkan Randall reveals breast cancer diagnosis
Emily Russell, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage
Alaskan skier and Olympic gold medalist Kikkan Randall has breast cancer. Randall made the announcement on Instagram Wednesday morning.
Fisheries: Why Young wants changes to beloved law
Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.
Rep. Don Young claims pride of authorship in the Magnuson Stevens Act, but he’s penned a few revisions. The U.S. House just passed them. Critics say he shouldn’t mess with a masterpiece.
Trump’s tariffs on China could shake up Alaska seafood industry
Daysha Eaton, KMXT – Kodiak
On Tuesday, the Trump administration proposed 200 billion dollars in new tariffs on China, upsetting markets worldwide.
Calista shareholder meeting rocked with contentious tone over several lawsuits
Teresa Cotsirilos, KYUK – Bethel
The Calista Regional Corporation, representing shareholders in Bethal and the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta is embroiled in not one, but two ongoing lawsuits, one of which is a sexual harrassment case. The corporation’s annual meeting last Friday was far more contentious than usual. Though shareholders voted to maintain the current leadership structure, they also had angry, pointed questions for CEO Andrew Guy.
Hatchery debate wages on as research continues
Aaron Bolton, KBBI – Homer
A conflict is intensifying over hatcheries in Prince William Sound.
Unalaskans express overwhelming support for ban on plastic bags
Zoe Sobel, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Unalaska
As it stands, the proposed ordinance would put the burden on retailers. Starting Jan. 1, businesses would receive $100 fines for providing customers with a disposable shopping bag.
Beavers are moving into the Arctic — you can see it from space
Ravenna Koenig, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Fairbanks
“If they were moving out of the Arctic, then you’d see a lot of ponds draining… But that’s not what we saw, we saw a lot of new ponds forming.”