Alaska News Nightly: Friday, March 22, 2019

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Dunleavy goes past deadline to appoint Palmer judge

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

Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s decision not to select a judge for one of the vacancies on the Superior Court puts the state in unchartered waters.

Speaker Edgmon: Dunleavy’s ten-year budget plan puts him at odds with Legislature

Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – Juneau

Governor Mike Dunleavy’s office released the administration’s 10-year plan for state revenue and spending. It’s a report that comes out every year, and usually doesn’t get much attention. But the governor’s budget advisers highlighted its importance this year.

Botulism confirmed as source of illnesses and death in Nome this January

Davis Hovey, KNOM – Nome

Results released yesterday from a State of Alaska Epidemiology test show four individuals were hospitalized from a botulism outbreak in Nome earlier this year.

Local residents show support after racist message spray-painted on Homer restaurant

Aaron Bolton, KBBI – Homer

A day after vandals spray-painted racist threats on the side of a Homer restaurant, community members have turned out to offer support.

Lower Yukon School District partners with Anchorage to bring rural students to CTE classes

Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage

The Lower Yukon School District doesn’t have many courses to help students prepare for hands-on technical careers. A new partnership with the Anchorage School District hopes to change that.

Small solar storm coming to Earth but no big light show

Associated Press

A small solar storm is heading toward Earth, but don’t expect a big light show.

AK: What happens when a community gets running water? People get healthier

Anna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – Bethel

What’s it like to go from hauling all your water and sewer to one day being able to turn on the faucet and flush a toilet? In Eek, a multi-year project is wrapping up bringing running water to the community for the first time.

49 Voices: Mary Miner of Anchorage

Katie Writer, KTNA – Talkeetne

This week we’re hearing from Mary Miner from Anchorage. Miner helped to develop “Raven’s Roost” community living space, and is spending this winter at her cabin in Talkeetna.

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