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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015

Lawmakers: Legislature likely to vacate controversial downtown offices; Spending bill includes rider on GMO salmon labeling; 38K Alaskans turn to Food Stamps during thin times; Interior Energy Project loses GVEA business to Petro Star; Deeper ferry cuts on the horizon?; Sitka gets nod for ship-shape harbor; Interior village of Beaver to keep its school, for now; Whale research center comes ashore in Southeast; Bethel woman takes 4th at international powerlifting meet Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Dec. 14, 2015

Adak sifts through aftermath of disastrous storm; Audubon feature: Offshore regulators biased by their charge; BlueCrest still keeps Cook Inlet drilling on track; Ballot initiative seeks to register voters during PFD season; Haines museum gets huge donation, more storage; Fewer fish, fewer kids: St. Paul struggles to keep students; Leaving a legacy: Family, friends remember Greg Fisk Download Audio

Adak sifts through aftermath of disastrous storm

A major storm ripped through the Aleutian Chain over the weekend, leaving a path of destruction in its wake. It was less severe than expected in some areas -- like Unalaska and St. Paul Island -- and more severe in others, like Adak. Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

12 indicted in FBI-led bust of Fairview Bloods gang; State embraces new justice report detailing prison reform; Hearing set for Friday in Fairbanks 4 case; Alaskan hiker falls to her death in New Zealand; What end to military's glass ceiling means in Alaska; Settlement reached over Seward coal facility dispute; New cookbook touts Alaska-grown eats for kids; In Sitka, 'Nutcracker' a beloved holiday tradition Download Audio

Santa bringing a hoverboard? Not on Alaska Air

Alaska Airlines joins a growing list of air carriers refusing to transport one of this year's most sought after Christmas gifts.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015

Gov rolls out budget overhaul, including income tax, PFD reduction; Income tax? Smaller PFD? How Alaskans feel; Education reform changes only part of No Child Left Behind; EPA: Failure to report Wainwright munitions dump was oversight; VPO accused of raping teen previously celebrated at AFN; Anchorage Centennial gets audit for 'financial mismanagement'; Settlement reached over Seward coal facility dispute; Galena elder Sidney Huntington dies at 100; Sidney Huntington remembered for hard work, passion Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015

Budget director uses money game to illustrate state's plight; UAF projects grim fiscal landscape in 2017; After inmate deaths, multiple flaws found in DOC protocol; EPA fines Army for toxic leaching at Ft. Wainwright; Denali wolf numbers up slightly; Troopers rework south Kenai area road kill list; Alaska boasts 8th highest volunteer rate in US; Should the Upper Lynn Canal run its own ferry authority?; Tlingit elders write boarding school history for future generations Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Dec. 4, 2015

VA: Fix for Choice plan taking longer than expected; Transit Center: Anchorage looks to re-invent its ugly duckling; Ketchikan council votes to ban marijuana sales; Lawmakers on prowl for cheaper digs in Anchorage; State agencies pinch pennies with small-scale furlough; In Juneau, unexpectedly filling a mayor's shoes; AK: After prison, giving back to a community once hurt' 49 Voices: Jane Standifer of Tyonek

State agencies pinch pennies with small-scale furlough

State agencies are feeling the squeeze of of a shrinking budget, and some are using furloughs on a small scale to save a little money. Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015

Alaskans say feds shirk ANILCA's 'no more' pledge; State OKs another year of LNG pursuit, Oil companies yet to weigh in; Waiting to go home, but tied to Anchorage; Troopers establish violent crimes unit in Bethel; Proposed fuel tax revenue may help buoy rural airports; Chilkat robe saved from eBay sale back in Southeast; Exchange student from Cameroon visits Russian Orthodox community Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015

No foul play suspected in Juneau mayor's death; Sitka teen tased repeatedly in police custody readies for lawsuit; State report finds potent cannibioids in Alaska Spice; Finding work after prison: Persistence pays off; Anchorage wins grant for economic development projects; Mount Polley Mine to discharge wastewater; Soldotna girl flies to DC to light Chugach tree Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

Senate group recommends few changes to oil tax credits; Injuries found on Juneau mayor's body; Parole officers: Arm of the law with a human touch; Sitka police reverses stance on releasing operations manual; UAF rehearses for active shooter event; Board to discuss residency rules for legal pot businesses; Conservative talk show host aims to repeal Anchorage LGBTQ law; Alaska students venture to Capitol as cultural ambassadors Download Audio

On Horizon Air, leather under your bum destined for chic afterlife

A Portland-based brand is releasing a travel accessory collection using repurposed seat leather from Horizon Air flights. That's right -- your new bag may have touched thousands of cheeks... and not the sweet, baby kind.

Kotzebue city council member speaks at Paris climate talks

Maija Katak Lukin made it to Paris after two days of travel and 17 hours of air time. The Kotzebue city council member spoke at a State Department panel Tuesday morning moderated by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Nov. 30, 2015

First day out: Reconnecting and ordering the perfect eggs at Denny's; Education bill aims to empower states; State: 4 years after Fukushima, no radiation detected in Alaska seafood; Former Bethel officers may still have police certs; In Unalakleet, auction unifies community in low times; Forced to flee: Juneau residents recall arrival as refugees; UAA men's basketball takes 6th at Great Alaska Shootout Download Audio

Alaska’s Changing Climate: Impacts, Policy and Action

Former Alaska DEC commissioner Bill Ross keynotes an all-day summit on climate change in the north, hosted by Alaska Common Ground. KSKA: Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 2:00 p.m. Download Audio:

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015

Feds say TAPS can't raise rates to cover over-budget upgrades; New rules may help small energy projects sell to the grid; Memorandum to give Alaska bigger voice in transboundary mine permitting; Court: Free flights for anti-Pebble candidates were a no-no; Alaska Republicans sue to loosen rules on campaign contributions; 'Gay' book dispute erupts at Wasilla Library; Anchorage sees property tax hike as 2016 budget sails through; Landing a lamprey: A bizarre fishery opens on Yukon; Recovering from addiction, helping others do the same Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

Pebble withdraws more third party subpoenas; Obama honors Alaskan who turned grief into service; UAF scientist pioneers anti-collision systems for space; High-risk avalanche conditions stall search for missing skier at Hatcher Pass; After a health crisis, help navigating the complicated medical system; Study: Many Alaska teachers underpaid, but money isn't everything; Thanksgiving Blessings offers food, hope and exercise plan; Reviving an endangered language in the age of social media Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

With leadership overhaul, Walker consolidates gas line power; Costco won't sell genetically engineered salmon, for now; Starving sea birds stranded in Anchorage, Mat-Su; Sitka tribal council pens FBI, alleging racism in police dept; Fairbanks building awaits demolition... or revitalization?; Juneau high school sleep-out raises $3K for homeless youth; Family remembers man who died at AFN; Ailing Coast Guard cutter gets replacement with same name Download Audio

Starving sea birds pop up in Anchorage, Mat-Su

An increase in dead or starving common murres has expanded beyond coastal communities and into urban areas in recent weeks. An Anchorage bird rehabilitation center that usually sees one or two murres a year has gotten 20 this month -- all were starving. Download Audio