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MS Amsterdam Makes First Anchorage Stop of Season

Len Anderson, APRN – Anchorage Today the MS Amsterdam makes its first Anchorage appearance of the season with a morning docking and a day long stay.   It’s the second year that the...

Economic Indicators Point to Strong Salmon Market

Mike Mason, KDLG – Dillingham Many economic indicators point to strong salmon markets this year, which could be good news for those who make their living netting sockeye each summer in Bristol...

Fairbanks Borough Ride Service for Disabled in Jeopardy

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks There’s concern the Fairbanks Borough’s ride service for the disabled may not be able to keep up with rising costs.  Van Tran is seeing 18 percent annual...

Home States of Clam Diggers Killed in Accident Released

Associated Press While the names of the five clam diggers who died earlier this week in Cook Inlet have not been released, the president and CEO of Pacific Seafood Group said yesterday that...

10 Klukwan Residents Training to be Community’s Only Medical First Responders

Tara Bicknell, KHNS – Haines 10 residents of a Southeast Alaska native village just completed training to be the only medical first responders in their community. Download Audio (MP3)

Yup’ik Traditional Healer Honored in Anchorage

Angela Denning-Barnes, KYUK – Bethel Rita Blumenstein, a Yup’ik traditional healer, is being honored this week in Anchorage by women from around the world. She is part of the International Council of 13...

Alaska News Nightly: May 20, 2011

Individual news stories are posted in the Alaska News category and you can subscribe to APRN’s news feeds via email, podcast and RSS. Download Audio (MP3) Customs Officials Seize $1.2 Million Worth of Heroin Ellen Lockyer, KSKA...

Denali Gas Line Abandoned; Parnell Launches War on Sexual Assault

This week on Alaska Edition, host Michael Carey is joined in the studio by Steve MacDonald, Channel 2 News, Brendan Joel Kelly, of the Anchorage Press, and...

Senate Republicans Block Vote to Confirm 9th Circuit Court Judge

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC U.S. Senate Republicans blocked moving forward on voting whether to confirm a 9th Circuit Court judge Thursday.  But Alaska’s Senator Lisa Murkowski bucked her party and...

Law of the Sea Treaty Remains Top Priority for Coast Guard

Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau The new commander of the U.S. Coast Guard’s 17th District says ratification of the Law of the Sea Treaty remains a top Coast Guard priority. Rear Admiral...

Crooked Creek Residents Pull Together After Flood

Angela Denning-Barnes, KYUK – Bethel Governor Sean Parnell declared a State disaster for the Kuskokwim villages of Crooked Creek and Red Devil, which flooded during break up. About 66 percent of housing in...

DHSS Fully Cooperating in Child Abuse Case

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage The State Department of Health and Social Service is cooperating fully into the investigation of an Anchorage woman charged with abusing six adopted children and an undetermined...

School Shop Burns Down in St. Michael

Laureli Kinneen, KNOM – Nome There was a fire in the Norton Sound community of St. Michael Wednesday night. No one was injured, but some students in the town of about 370 ...

Navy Moving Forward With Sonar Use in Training

Daysha Eaton, KDLG – Dillingham Experts say early studies show catches of some species of fish that live in Alaska may drop after being exposed to intense sound. But the science is...

Alaska News Nightly: May 19, 2011

Individual news stories are posted in the Alaska News category and you can subscribe to APRN’s news feeds via email, podcast and RSS. Download Audio (MP3) Senate Republicans Block Vote to Confirm 9th Circuit Court Judge Libby...

The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

Jay Barrett, KMXT - Kodiak Coming up this week, Seattle Mariner's baseball legend Jay Buhner is thrilled that Copper River salmon is open; and I try my hand at some fishy haiku. Plus fish...

Copper River Sockeye Run Off to Strong Start

Tony Gorman, KCHU - Valdez & Associated Press This year's Copper River Run is off to a strong start. According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Monday's first opener of the season yielded 105,300...

Army Releases Names of Alaska-Based Soldiers Killed Monday

Associated Press The Army has released the names of three Alaska based  soldiers killed by a road side bomb Monday in Afghanistan. The Defense Department identified them as 29-year-old Spc. Bradley Louis Melton, 21-year-old Pvt. Cheizray...

Anchorage Woman Charged with Abuse of Foster, Adopted Children

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage A 50-year-old Anchorage woman, Anya James, is in custody charged with the abuse of her adopted and foster children.  James appeared in Alaska Superior Court Wednesday after...

Five Men Die in Cook Inlet Clamming Accident

Aaron Selbig, KBBI – Homer An all-night search turned to tragedy Wednesday morning as the bodies of two missing clam diggers were found in western Cook Inlet. Officials are still investigating the...