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Fishing and cruise vessels collide near Sitka

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A small cruise ship and a fishing vessel collided in waters near Sitka early this morning (Mon, 6/25). No one was injured, but the 58-foot seiner "Adirondack" lost its wheelhouse and electronics and had...

First Legislature corruption trial reaches jury selection phase

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Jury selection began today in the federal trial of former Anchorage state Representative Tom Anderson -- the first case to come to trial in the federal investigation of corruption in the Alaska Legislature. Steve Heimel,...

Sealaska ownership extended to descendants of original shareholders

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Sealaska shareholders have voted to open the corporate doors to their descendants, potentially adding some 5,000 new shareholders. Ballots counted at Saturday's annual meeting showed a solid majority in favor of granting stock to...

Caribou Hills fire consumes 70 homes, threatens more

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Fire officials say damp, cooler weather today has helped slow a wildfire on the Kenai Peninsula. The Caribou Hills fire has destroyed about 70 homes and cabins and is threatening more.Mike Mason, KBBI -...

Alaska News Nightly: June 25, 2007

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This is the complete story list and audio recording from today’s Alaska News Nightly, as broadcast on APRN stations statewide. Supreme Court: No more 'Bong Hits 4 Jesus' Matt Miller, KTOO - Juneau The U.S. Supreme Court...

Alaska Native Corporations speak out on proposed 8(a) contracting limits

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Federal contracts to Alaska Native corporations are now worth more than $1 billion per year. The Small Business Fairness in Contracting Act passed the U.S. House in May and is now up for consideration...

Murkowski focuses IAC on sexual violence

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Lisa Murkowski used her first hearing as the acting top Republican on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee to further investigate issues surrounding sexual violence against Native women. Joel Southern, APRN - Washington, D.C. (read by...

Yakutat withdraws borough manager job offer to Ogan

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Former Mat-Su legislator Scott Ogan will not become Yakutat's borough manager after all. The Gulf of Alaska community's assembly withdrew its job offer at a Thursday night meeting. Ogan's choice was controversial. Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska...

Air quality alerts issued for much of southcentral Alaska as fires burn

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The fires have caused various state agencies to issue air quality warnings across much of the region. Portions of the Kenai Peninsula, Anchorage bowl, and Mat-Su Valley could potentially be under a cloud of...

Susitna River fire grows, but moves away from area homes

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Weather is beginning to cooperate with firefighters in the Mat-Su Borough. One home has been destroyed so far, but 40 more homes that had been threatened appear safe for now. David Shurtleff, APRN - Anchorage

Alternative energy bill passes U.S. Senate

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Thursday night (6/21) the U.S. Senate passed comprehensive energy legislation that would boost the use of renewable sources and biofuels, promote more energy efficiency and step up research on the capture and storage of...

Caribou Hills fire on Kenai peninsula rapidly grows past 50,000 acres

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Several homes in the Ninilchik 40 subdivision burned down Thursday night as the growing fire threatens more homes and cabins on the Kenai peninsula. The "very active" fire was fueled by continuing dry conditions...

Mountain View community icon Clark Middle School torn down

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After nearly 60 years at the corner of Bragaw Street and Commercial Drive, Clark Middle School had become a Mountain View fixture, if not symbol. Yesterday well over 200 people turned out to celebrate...

Without a regulated creamery, Alaska's milk cows likely to be slaughtered

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The newly-appointed state agriculture board members are working to find financially sound processing ideas for the Mat-Su valley dairy industry. State veterinarian Bob Gerlach's office oversees regulation and sanitation inspections of dairy operations in...

Alaska News Nightly: June 22, 2007

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This is the complete story list and audio recording from today's Alaska News Nightly, as broadcast on APRN stations statewide. Caribou Hills fire on Kenai peninsula rapidly grows past 50,000 acres Mike Mason, KBBI - Homer Several...

Alaska News Nightly: June 21, 2007

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This is the complete story list and audio recording from today's Alaska News Nightly, as broadcast on APRN stations statewide. Mat-Su fire threatening 20 cabins David Shurtleff, APRN - Anchorage A forest fire south of Talkeetna has...

Alaska News Nightly: June 20, 2007

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This is the complete story list and audio recording from today's Alaska News Nightly, as broadcast on APRN stations statewide. Fires causing problems on Kenai peninsula Mike Mason, KBBI - Homer Firefighters from across the state are...

Talk of Alaska: Alaska's Energy Future

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The bailout plan for the Nikiski fertilizer plant involves groundbreaking new technologies for coal gasification and carbon equestration. In other words, the plan is for it to be carbon-neutral. Join the conversation about...

Alaska News Nightly: June 8, 2007

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This is the complete story list and audio recording from today's Alaska News Nightly, as broadcast on APRN stations statewide. Yakutat Burough Manager selected despite Mayor's objections Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska - Juneau A controversial former Mat-Su lawmaker...

Alaska News Nightly: June 5, 2007

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Alaska News Nightly comes to you from Barrow, Alaska tonight, in cooperation with KBRW. Below is the complete story list and audio from today's Alaska News Nightly, as broadcast on APRN stations statewide. Individual stories...