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Air Station Sitka commander Capt. Chip Lewin discussed the capabilities of his crews and their equipment in a presentation to the Sitka Chamber of Commerce. Listen now

Two incidents involving Alaska-bound fuel barges transiting the Inside Passage in 13 months has renewed outcry over the hazards of shipping refined petroleum products through the narrow straits of the Inside Passage. Southeast Alaska's fuel supply mostly runs through Canada's territorial waters. Listen now

What happens when five teenagers pile onto a research vessel and go island hopping through the Aleutians in the name of conservation? Science. Education. And maybe a peek into their futures. Listen now

Rep. Don Young has enjoyed lots of support from organized labor. Now, two maritime unions are endorsing his opponent. They blame Young for staying silent while a non-union company is poised to win a tanker-escort contract. Malarkey, says Young. Download Audio

Possible Anchorage special session location would crimp fundraising; judge rules that the House cannot appeal Walker's expansion of Medicaid; maritime unions endorse Don Young's political rival; U.K. vote to leave E.U. has ripple effects on oil and permanent fund; Bethel nonprofits will no longer get a pass on sales taxes; AK: Before Orlando and after Orlando; 49 Voices: Katy Laurance of Anchorage Download Audio

An oil-dependent economy straddling the Arctic Circle, battered by low prices but sitting on a massive savings account: that could describe Alaska -- but it also describes Norway. Download Audio

Since January 2014, representatives of the Alaska Food Policy Council have been crisscrossing the state, getting a taste of local foods, food issues, and food successes. Download Audio

The birds are coming back. Shorebirds invade Southcentral Alaska on their migrations about now, and festivals are planned in Homer and Cordova where, if the timing is right, you can see clouds of birds descending on the beaches and mudflats. On today’s show, we’ll talk about the pleasure and interest of birding, and where you can do it here in Anchorage, around our region, and across Alaska. KSKA: Thursday, April 23, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m. Listen Now:

There are eight thousand fishing vessels registered in Alaska and not enough qualified Alaskans to fill the jobs aboard them or working on them. Everyone knows the state needs to beef up its vocational training resources, but how do we get there? Maritime work-force development is the subject on the next “Talk of Alaska." APRN: Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 10:00 a.m. Download Audio

It’s a topic talked about often around Petersburg – what kind of jobs are most needed for the fishing fleets and boats of this coastal community and how to fill those jobs. A new plan released by state this spring identifies the highest work force needs around Alaska for seafood harvesting, processing, fishery management as well as ship operations and repair. The plan also lists steps forward to fill those jobs.

Arctic May Not Be That Busy, Report Says; Coast Guard Says Its Increased Arctic Presence Will Have ‘No Significant’ Environmental Impact; Emergency Personnel Battle Unalaska Warehouse Fire; Honor Flag Lands In Fairbanks; Troopers Maintaining Presence In Tanana; Agencies Emphasize Fire Prevention Awareness; NAACP Demands Apology Over Sullivan Comments; Borough School Honors Redington, Sr.; Minecraft In The Classroom: When Learning Looks Like Gaming; Anchorage Schools Celebrate Bike To School Day Download Audio

What Needs To Be Done To Respond To An Arctic Oil Spill?; Report Not Anticipating Near-Term Arctic Increase In Commercial Shipping; No End In Sight For Alaska Lawmakers; Legislature Passes Bill With Aid For State Refineries; YK Delta VPSOs Prepare For Firearms; Survey Finds Mat-Su Residents Want To Maintain Rural Profile; Fairbanks Hatchery Opening Doors To Public; Moviegoers Get Glimpse Of Katmai Grizzlies In Disney’s ‘Bears’ Download Audio

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is looking for input from the public on how best to deal with about 1,000 head of cattle on two islands in the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. Download Audio

Eastern Steller Sea Lions Taken Off Threatened Species List; Protesters Show Support For Hammond, Fischer in Pebble Mine Case; Anti-Pebble Groups Combine To Form ‘Bristol Bay United’; Tanana Kids Take On Tough Issues; ‘Hunt, Fish, Share, Rock the Native Vote’ Concert Unites AFN Attendees; Anchorage Assembly Repeals Labor Law, Mayor Uses Veto; Northrim Buys Alaska Pacific Bank; Former 'Rat Island' Has Whole New Look; Sitka Prepares To Replace ANB Harbor Download Audio

Public Weighs In On Potential New Indoor Tennis Courts; Survey Says Nearly Half Of Mat-Su Women Experience Sexual Violence; Alaska's Supreme Court Justice Talks About Diversity On The Court; AIDEA Signs Agreement To Support Niblack Project; Study: Southeast’s ‘Blue Economy’ Growing; New Downtown Fairbanks Sculpture In The Works Download Audio

About 250 Panhandle business, government and nonprofit leaders will gather in Sitka Sept. 17-19. It’s the annual meeting of the Southeast Conference, one of the region’s larger organizations. Download Audio

French Considers Run For Governor; Democrats Sue Redistricting Board Over New Map; Dinosaur Hunters Return For Field Season; Eight People Rescued After Separate Sinkings; No Timetable Set For ‘Fate Hunter’ Salvage; No Rain Means Burn Ban For Wrangell Residents; Job Growth Likely To Accompany Warming Arctic Climate; Anchorage Teachers Reach Agreement With District; South Denali Visitor Center To Expand; Renewable Energy Fair Explores Alaska’s Options Download Audio

Details Sparse For Spring Creek Prison Incident; Federal Judge Rules Shell’s Spill Plan Sufficient; Scientists Use Glacier For Glimpse Into 1,000 Years Of Climate Change; Pilot Unharmed In Helicopter Crash At Mine; Teen Rescued After Sustaining Injury On Float Trip; Yup’ik Teen Takes Gold Medal In Junior Olympics; Death Penalty Not Sought In Coast Guard Shooting; Yakutat Cold Case Trial Delayed; Imaging Project Targets UA Museum Bones; Mat-Su Teacher Enters Running For Lieutenant Governor; USCG Celebrates 223rd Birthday; New Mountain Bike Trail Construction Underway Download Audio

Shell Wraps Up Exploratory Arctic Drilling; Environmental Groups Say Drilling Season Was A Failure; Media Scrutiny Of Port Project Puts Officials On The Spot; Mega Storms Likely Tied To Warming Arctic; A Week Before Election, State House Candidates Sharpen Rhetoric; Wood Energy Conference Takes Place In Fairbanks; Katmai Ash Whipped Up By Strong Winds; Group Wants Input To Improve Sitka’s Downtown; Beware…The Haunted Ship Awaits!; Halloween Story: Chilkoot Zombie Fish

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