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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

Deep-draft Arctic port study in Nome gets shelved; To buyout, or not to buyout? A Legislature debates; Park Service bans controversial methods of hunting bear, wolves; Walker appoints attorney general to Permanent Fund board; Wasilla lawmaker: Keep education spending in check, cut rural schools; Marvin Roberts testifies at Fairbanks 4 hearing; Former Dutch Harbor fisheries observer missing at sea off Peru; Writer Nick Jans captivates audience with tales of Romeo the wolf Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

What is Alaska LNG? Part 2: Meet the liquifaction plant; Bill to combat illegal fishing awaits president's signature; Arctic Council concludes 1st meeting under US chairmanship; Polygraph results debated at Fairbanks 4 hearing; Victory for Sealaska Heritage underscores weakness in the law; State cuts could close Sitka harbor; AK: On scene at a suicide, and healing thereafter; 49 Voices: Moose-hunting adventure with Agatha Erickson Download Audio

Arctic Council concludes 1st meeting under US chairmanship

The Arctic Council wrapped up the first major meeting under U.S. chairmanship this week in Anchorage.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015

Walker: I'll pull reserves tax if AKLNG partners cement withdrawal agreement; Palmer prison hearing outlines ankle-monitoring plan; Fear, confusion prompted false confessions, say Fairbanks 4; NTSB: Unbalanced weight caused 2013 crash that killed 10; Women’s legal rights handbook gets update, publishes online; Leaked memo shows Morris misled Juneau, Kenai newspaper readers; Survey finds billions of Arctic cod under sea ice; Volcano Observatory repairs seismic monitors in Southwest Alaska; French sailor makes desperate Pacific Ocean leap onto Shell vessel Download Audio

Survey shows billions of juvenile Arctic cod under sea ice

What happens under Arctic sea ice has largely been hidden from the prying eyes of science. But a new under-ice trawl net has changed that. A new study finds a northern cod species lurking there in the billions. Download Audio

Survey shows billions of juvenile Arctic cod under sea ice

What happens under Arctic sea ice has largely been hidden from the prying eyes of science. But a new under-ice trawl net has changed that. A new study finds a northern cod species lurking there in the billions. Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Oct. 19, 2015

On Attu Island, WWII battlefield awaits clean-up as seabirds recolonize the isle; State Dept. official to talk on nuclear treaty in Fairbanks; Confronting suicide in Alaska: Talk about it; Expert disputes boot print evidence at Fairbanks 4 hearing; Fairbanks 4 parolee speaks out at AFN to standing ovation; In tight race, Halter wins Mat-Su mayor's seat; NAACP asks Sitka to rename Alaska Day event; Online map plots coastal erosion in eight Western Alaska locations Download Audio

AFN: Alaskans share intimate ‘heroes’ stories online

This year's AFN theme is 'Heroes in our Homeland.' Some of the more touching hero stories are making their way through social media.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

Hearing ends 26 years of litigation over Exxon Valdez oil spill; For Sen. Sullivan, Rep. Young - An easier AFN; FBX 4 witnesses recall aggressive police questioning; 'Fairbanks 4' suppers stage protest during Gov's AFN speech; AFN keynote, Haida master weaver talks on family, heritage; Utah housing expert who cut chronic homelessness 90% pitches Alaska solutions; Juneau campground closes for winter, displacing homeless; Hunting season opens for musk ox stranded on sea ice Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Oct. 12, 2015

Alaska first state to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day; 'Not in our smokehouse!' Conference melds modern sass with tradition; After pause, city's software boondoggle comes back to life; About 285 same-sex couples wed in Alaska in past year; Hooper Bay endures 4th suicide in 2 weeks; What Medicaid expansion means for this Juneau family; Homelessness survey finds at least 70 in Juneau sleeping outside; Begich says he's no moper, urges AFN youth to persist; Cookbook project aims to get Alaska foods on school menus; 'Bear, stop it! Stop breaking my kayak!' Download Audio

AK: Palmer taxidermist devotes a lifetime to still life

At its worst, a bad taxidermy job is gaudy and unsettling. At its finest, taxidermy turns animals into art, preserved for a lifetime or more. Where a specimen falls on that spectrum is up to the skill and ardor of the taxidermist. Download Audio

Atlanta-based TV conglomerate to acquire KTUU-Anchorage

An Atlanta-based broadcast company says it's reached a deal to buy Schurz Commmunications' TV and radio stations, including KTUU TV in Anchorage.

At GLACIER, nations urge caution in opening the Arctic to fishing

As the Arctic opens, several countries are eyeing what may be a virgin commercial fishery in the central Arctic Ocean. How to regulate those new potential fishing grounds was on the table for discussion at the State Department’s GLACIER conference in Anchorage last week. Several nations urged caution and the need for more science before opening the fishery. Download Audio:

Bird flu monitoring underway as duck season opens

Duck season opens Sept. 1. An outbreak of avian influenza in the Lower 48 has wildlife managers monitoring migratory waterfowl nationwide, including in Alaska. Download Audio

AK: Setting sail with a tot in tow

This is a story about living the life you want after having a kid. Buying a sailboat is one way to keep things exciting. That's what Anchorage couple Devon and Melissa Bradley did. Here's a spoiler: their family is happier than ever. We send an audio recorder on board one weekend while they cruised around Kachemak Bay. Listen now:

49 Voices: Gary Hanchett of Bettles

Gary Hanchett is a do-everything kind of Alaskan -- he is the vice mayor of Bettles, the backup postmaster, election chair, tour guide and trapper. He tells us about some of the more notorious residents of Bettles -- the mosquitoes. Download Audio:

A project to remap Alaska reaches its halfway point

An effort to remap Alaska celebrated its half-way mark Tuesday during a ‘skybreaking’ ceremony in Anchorage. The remapping initiative is a significant undertaking for the state. Download Audio

Permafrost Carbon Takes A Trip to Davy Jones’ Locker

It’s been widely accepted in the science community that melting permafrost means more carbon in the atmosphere. But a new study has identified a quirk in that process. Download Audio

President Obama: Alaskans Are On the Front Lines Of Climate Change

Alaska is ground zero for climate change -- that's the message of a new video issued by the White House discussing president Obama's upcoming visit to the Last Frontier.

Message In A Bottle Washes Up On Kenai Shore After 9 Years Adrift

Nearly nine years ago on Christmas Eve, a German sailor in the north Pacific sent out a message the old-fashioned way: rolled up in a bottle.