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Alaska Morning News: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Foretold Disaster – the Exxon Valdez oil spill | MIDNIGHT OIL: Episode 07

The Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 is often talked about as an unprecedented, unthinkable event, but it was, in fact thinkable, and people tried to prevent it.

Alaska Pacific University Artist Elders in Residence | Alaska Insight

Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage is moving toward becoming a tribal university in partnership with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. In this episode of Alaska Insight, we’ll meet APU’s elders in residence to...

Record Redaction and Barriers to Employment | Alaska Insight

The Alaska Criminal Justice Commission just released its 4th report that recommends a wide range of prison and sentencing reforms and reinvestments in programs that combat addiction and help people successfully reenter society. We...

Statewide Opioid Action Plan | Alaska Insight

Substance use disorders are diseases caused by many factors. Preventing and treating them requires input from everyone in the community including law enforcement and health care professionals. Those are some of the key messages...

Creating Accessible Cities | Alaska Insight

A recent report stated Alaska's population is declining. So what makes someone choose to stay in the community they live? Everything from building new playgrounds to giving people access to commuter trails helps make...

Secondhand Smoke | Line One: Your Health Connection

For more health-related information, tune into the call-in radio program for Line One: Your Health Connection every Wednesday morning at 10 AM on alaskapublic.org or on 91.1 FM in Anchorage, Alaska. This health...

Lead Poisoning | Line One: Your Health Connection

For more health-related information, tune into the call-in radio program for Line One: Your Health Connection every Wednesday morning at 10 AM on alaskapublic.org or on 91.1 FM in Anchorage, Alaska. This health tip...

Influenza | Line One: Your Health Connection

For more health-related information, tune into the call-in radio program for Line One: Your Health Connection every Wednesday morning at 10 AM on alaskapublic.org or on 91.1 FM in Anchorage, Alaska. This health tip...

Food Safety | Line One: Your Health Connection

For more health-related information, tune into the call-in radio program for Line One: Your Health Connection every Wednesday morning at 10 AM on alaskapublic.org or on 91.1 FM in Anchorage, Alaska. This health tip...

Earthquake Safety | Line One: Your Health Connection

For more health-related information, tune into the call-in radio program for Line One: Your Health Connection every Wednesday morning at 10 AM on alaskapublic.org or on 91.1 FM in Anchorage, Alaska. This health tip...

Antibiotics | Line One: Your Health Connection

For more health-related information, tune into the call-in radio program for Line One: Your Health Connection every Wednesday morning at 10 AM on alaskapublic.org or on 91.1 FM in Anchorage, Alaska. This health tip...

Photos: Iditarod 2019

The 47th running of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race began Sunday, with 52 dog teams speeding out of Willow along for the 1,000-mile trail to Nome.

Sitka and Juneau elect new mayors in municipal elections

Communities across the state elected new mayors and enacted new measures in local municipal elections yesterday. Listen now

Lawsuit against ADN owner goes before judge

A Superior Court judge heard arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit against the owner of Alaska's largest newspaper. Listen now

Kenai feels brunt of 7.1 earthquake

Updated. 1:12 p.m. The most extensive damage appears to be near Kenai. The 7.1 earthquake was centered about 50 miles west of Anchor Point in Cook Inlet. Kenai Police Chief Gus Sandahl said there are four structures on Lilac Lane that have been impacted by fire. Gas company Enstar has shut off service to Lilac Lane, Cook Inlet View Drive and Wells Way, but is working on a temporary line for homes not affected by fire. Sandahl said the area has been evacuated. In Anchorage, Portage and the Mat-Su Valley the earthquake knocked out power at thousands of homes. Electricity had been restored to all but a handful of homes by midday Sunday. Municipal Light and Power spokesperson Julie Harris said most of the outages occurred when fuses were blown by "overhead lines slapping together" during the shaking.

APD investigating officer-involved shooting

Anchorage police responding to a disturbance at a home shot and killed a man Tuesday night.

New faces dot Alaska’s mayoral line-up

Several communities across the state -- Fairbanks, Juneau, Nome, Soldotna, and likely the Mat-Su Borough -- voted in new mayors in local elections yesterday. Download Audio