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Obama Nominates Judge for 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Associated Press Alaska Supreme Court Justice Morgan Christen has been nominated by President Obama for a vacancy on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Begich recommended Christen for the opening created by the retirement ...

Supreme Court Suspends Former US Attorney’s License

Associated Press The Alaska Supreme Court has suspended the law license of former U.S. Attorney Wevley Shea, finding “clear and convincing evidence” that he violated professional rules of conduct. The high court adopted the...

Not Enough Data Available to Draw Conclusions on Sulfolane Toxicity

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks Scientists studying the health effects of chemical ground water contamination in North Pole says there’s not enough data to draw definitive conclusions on toxicicty. An interagency team...

District One Republicans Launch Official Recall Effort Against Johansen

Maria Dudzak, KRBD – Ketchikan District One Republicans have officially launched a recall effort against Ketchikan Representative Kyle Johansen. Johansen came under fire after his decision to walk out on the House...

Southwest Alaska Students Share Book About Local Community, Culture

Photos and Story by Libby Casey, APRN – Anchorage Students from the Southwest Alaska village of Kokhanok, near Lake Iliamna, now have a piece of their work in the nation’s most honored ...

Alaska News Nightly: May 18, 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) Anchorage Woman Charged with Abuse of Foster, Adopted Children Ellen Lockyer,...

Flooded Kuskokwim Communities Declared State Disaster

Associated Press Gov. Sean Parnell has declared a state disaster for communities flooded by spring breakup on the Kuskokwim River. Parnell's declaration for Crooked Creek and Red Devil activates state disaster assistance programs, which will help...

Three Clam Diggers Dead, Two Missing in Cook Inlet

Associated Press The U.S. Coast Guard reports three clam diggers have been found dead and two are still missing.  The men had issued a distress signal Tuesday afternoon that their skiff had run into trouble...

Officials Cite Lack of Customer Commitments for Denali Project Abandonment

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage BP and Conoco Phillips are abandoning their joint effort to build a gas pipeline from Alaska’s North Slope to the Lower 48. Officials with the Denali Project...

Interior Secretary Pushing for Quicker Oil Lease Development

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Interior Secretary Ken Salazar pushed Tuesday for new laws that would encourage energy companies to develop oil leases more quickly, and yet at the same time...

Counterfeiters Have Unalaska Clerks Double Checking Cash

Alexandra Gutierrez, KUCB – Unalaska In Unalaska, bartenders, grocery clerks, and gas station attendants are all looking at their customer’s money a little more closely. Download Audio (MP3)

Government Changes Unclear Once Coastal Management Program Ends

Ed Ronco, KCAW – Sitka The legislature’s failure to reauthorize the Alaska Coastal Management Program means big changes for local governments once the program ends on June 30.  But exactly what those...

Chickaloon Files Suit Against Usibelli, Electric Power Development

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Chickaloon Native Village is taking its concerns about local coal exploration to an international audience.   Penny Westing, with the Chickaloon Village Traditional Council says the CVTC has...

Conservation Group Adds Two Bristol Bay Rivers to Endangered List

Daysha Eaton, KDLG – Dillingham Activists opposed to Pebble Mine delivered a one-two punch to the proposed  project Tuesday when a national conservation group added two Bristol Bay rivers to the top...

Mat-Su Assembly Passes Budget

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage The Matanuska Susitna Borough Assembly passed the Borough’s fiscal year budget last Monday night without raising the mill rate.   Assembly woman Cindy Bettine says the spending plan...

Fish and Game Prepares for Annual Fish Count

Aaron Selbig, KBBI – Homer It won’t be long before early-run king salmon begin making their way up Kenai Peninsula rivers and the Alaska Department Of Fish and Game is getting ready...

Alaska News Nightly: May 17, 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) Officials Cite Lack of Customer Commitments for Denali Project Abandonment Annie...

Oil Tax Break Debate Heats Up in DC

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC The battle of words over whether to get rid of tax breaks for big oil companies heated up Tuesday in Washington, as the Senate prepares to vote on the...

BP, ConocoPhillips Abandon Alaska Gas Pipeline Project

Annie Feidt, APRN - Anchorage BP and Conoco Phillips are abandoning their joint effort to build a gas pipeline from Alaska's North Slope to the Lower 48. Officials with the Denali project announced this morning...

Search and Rescue in Alaska

When you’re lost or in trouble far from help, Alaska’s coordinated search and rescue agencies are ready to come to your aid. On the next “Talk of Alaska,” host Charles Wohlforth welcomes...