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Sealaska Shareholders Pushing for New Voting System

Some Sealaska shareholders are pushing for a change in corporate decision-making. They say the current discretionary voting system favors board incumbents, and slows change. Managers of the Southeast regional Native corporation say the...

H1N1 Flu Still Present in Alaska

It’s not too late - or too early – to get protection from the H1N1 Swine Flu. The disease is still present in the US, although Alaska has not seen a laboratory-confirmed case since early April.  ...

Alaska News Nightly: May 20, 2010

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) State Prepares Controversial Predator Control Project Annie Feidt, APRN -...

UPS Plans Alaska Layoffs

Anchorage stands to lose close to 300 pilot jobs at its UPS hub.  The unwelcome news came recently to scores of pilots who make Alaska their full-time home. Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Download Audio (MP3)

Alaskans Lobby for Climate Bill in Washington

Even though the US Senate unveiled a climate change bill last week, the focus in Washington is mostly elsewhere: on financial reform, the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico and preparing to...

Salazar Announces New Minerals Management Service Structure

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar took another step today (Wednesday) in reorganizing the Minerals Management Service. He signed a secretarial order breaking up the agency into three divisions that will each have distinct roles. Annie...

Village Prepares for Sewer System, Finally

Photo by Robert Terrazas, ANTHC. Kasigluk Tradition Council President Esai Twitchell describes the nearly completed village water treatment facility. Even as much of village Alaska embraces the infrastructure elements of the 21st century,...

Tree Harvester Could Tackle Three Problems

New tree harvesting technology could help solve wild fire, energy and pollution problems.  Fairbanks area state forester Marc Lee told the local chamber of commerce yesterday (Tuesday) about a machine made by Ohio...

Renewable Energy Could Fuel Bethel Pool

The Bethel City Council recently took action on a proposed swimming pool. An innovative idea for incorporating renewable energy into the business plan for the pool was well received by some council members and...

Aaron Leggett Promotes Dena’ina Knowledge in Anchorage

It’s hard to reconcile Aaron Leggett’s 28-year-old boyish features with his job as cultural historian – a title that more easily conjures a craggy-faced octogenarian with a head-full of traditional knowledge. But youth aside,...

Alaska News Nightly: May 19, 2010

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) UPS Plans Alaska Layoffs Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Anchorage stands to...

Salazar Testifies Before Congress on Gulf Spill

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says problems at the federal Minerals Management Service may have contributed to last month’s offshore oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Salazar testified before Congress today (Tuesday) for...

Wally Hickel's Legacy Honored at Funeral

Former Alaska Governor Wally Hickel was buried today in a downtown Anchorage cemetery after a funeral that brought together Alaskans of all sorts. Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage Download Audio (MP3)

Waterman Trial Delayed

The first-degree murder trial of Rachelle Waterman has been delayed a week and could be put off for months. A request to reschedule the trial was the subject of a status hearing yesterday (Monday)...

Alaskans Offer Spill Advice

Frustration deepens daily for Gulf Coast residents waiting for a remedy to the blow out that continues to spew crude oil into the ocean. By now millions of gallons, coupled with huge amounts of...

Alaska's Only Coal Mine is Expanding

Usibelli Coal is taking steps toward expansion. The locally owned mining company, which operates Alaska’s only coal mine, has begun work to access a new deposit near its Healy site. Usibelli Vice...

Agriculture Officials Hope to Keep Potato Blight out of Alaska

Spring planting season is here, and Matanuska Valley potato farmers are getting ready to plant for this year's crop of spuds. Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage Download Audio (MP3)

Bethel Celebrates Breakup

Flocks of Bethel residents came out yesterday (Monday) for the annual breakup bash. The annual party commemorates the start of the summer season. Shane Iverson, KYUK - Bethel Download Audio (MP3)

Adults Tackle Tough Words at Sitka Spelling Bee

Kettleson Memorial Library held its annual Adult Spelling Bee on Sunday afternoon. The words ranged in difficulty from “carnage” and “vulgar” to “ennui” and “macaque.” Ed Ronco, KCAW - Sitka Download Audio (MP3)

Alaska News Nightly: May 18, 2010

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) Salazar Testifies Before Congress on Gulf Spill Libby Casey, APRN –...