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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Black box recovered from crashed Southeast flight; Conservative group hosting Dunleavy fiscal policy events; At DEC nominee Brune's confirmation hearing, public testimony centered on Pebble ties; Owner of B.C. gold mine near Taku River courts investors; Anchorage lawmakers weigh options for $1.9B port modernization project; Anchorage School Board votes to repair two quake-damaged Eagle River schools; Fish and Game seeks to understand genetic differences between pink salmon populations; Men’s group forms in Homer to foster healthy masculinity but getting new members is a challenge; Kaiser gets hero's welcome in Bethel

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, March 18, 2019

Green New Deal? Murkowski says no, opts for middle way on climate; State report confirms troubles with handling violence at state's only psychiatric hospital; Republicans leave school budget subcommittee in protest over process; State forecasts higher oil prices, lower production in spring update; Ft. Wainwright soldier dies in wreck off Parks Highway; Scientists question whether Fish and Game’s massive hatchery salmon study is biased; Court rules against Klukwan, conservation groups in permitting lawsuit; Alaska lawmakers learn about a subsistence superfood; New UAF research may be groundbreaking for electronic data storage; Lead facilitator of Anchorage youth leadership program to retire after 22 years

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, March 15, 2019

House forms new tribal affairs subcommittee; House schedules dates for public budget hearings; Over 100 people rally in Anchorage as part of Global Climate Strike; Fairbanks mayors disagree on marijuana use at retail stores; Southeast will see one of the largest old growth timber sales in years; Surviving snowboarders remember fallen Haines avalanche victim; Sitka sac roe fishery on two-hour notice starting Sunday; AK: Ketchikan mental health clinic hopes 'Proof' will debunk taboos; 49 Voices: Geneva Luteria of Anchorage

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, March 14, 2019

Murkowski votes to block Trump's emergency; Sullivan votes opposite; Alaska, oil companies to determine economic viability of gasline within 60 days; Juneau, cruise industry reach tentative agreement on passenger fees; Man dies in Haines avalanche; Young asks Army surgeon general for suicide inquiry; House committee to hold budget hearings across Alaska; Juneau legislators address budget concerns at town hall; Virginia GOP group helps boost conservative Anchorage school board candidates; Aerial surveys begin as ADF&G prepares for herring fishery; Three women finish in top ten for Iditarod, for the first time; 'This Much Country' chronicles path from journalism to mushing dogs

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Bill would repeal conflict of interest requirements enacted last year; Bethel's Pete Kaiser wins 2019 Iditarod; Bethel fans sing praises for hometown hero Pete Kaiser; Alaska rules for onsite marijuana use take effect in April; Alaska state ferry supporters come out in force; The Alaska Roadless Rule decision is moving along. Some tribal governments say it’s moving too fast.; Are more Juneau high school graduates ready for college? It depends.; Sparse snowfall in Eastern Interior leaves little ground insulation, may boost wildfire danger; Ahead of 2022 Olympics, APU skiers get an early preview of Beijing courses

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Murkowski's public lands bill becomes law; Memos detail gaps in ANWR science; Interior says they’ll guide future work; Cash-strapped state of Alaska takes aim at North Slope government's oil money; Kaiser eyes Nome from White Mountain, with a hungry Ulsom on his tail; House and Senate both look at what budget cuts to make amid Dunleavy proposal; Bill seeks to require jail time in cases similar to 2018 Justin Schneider assault; Search continues for pilot missing northwest of Anchorage; Fairbanks City Council fails to overturn mayor's veto of anti-discrimination ordinance; State plans to sell Sheldon Jackson Museum in cost-cutting efforts

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, March 11, 2019

Republican senators concerned with scale of proposed budget cuts; Cash assistance to Alaska low income seniors faces cut; CEO says genetically engineered salmon is no threat; Boeing plane involved in two deadly crashes not currently operating in Alaska; Homer Rep. Vance apologizes after criticizing letters from high school students; How school districts can keep students safe from abuse; Kaiser takes lead as Petit stalls en route to Koyuk; Warm wet conditions punctuate bad winter for this year's Iditarod mushers

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, March 8, 2019

FDA clears path for genetically engineered salmon; Public comment period for Pebble’s draft EIS underway, but critics stress shortcomings; Juneau businesses find themselves in alcohol license limbo as legislators work to change laws; Hundred rally for Fairbanks mayor after his veto of LGBTQ protection ordinance; Nic Petit is the first to the Yukon; Nipping at Petit’s heels, mushers strategize rest to keep chase into the Yukon; AK: The unique international agreement behind the Log Cabin Ski Trails; 49 Voices: Janis Stoner, the state’s first female land surveyor

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, March 7, 2019

Lawmakers want to know more about economic impact of state budget proposal; Tlingit code talkers recognized by state legislature for their efforts during WWII; Herd on the Hill brings constituent letters right to Congress; Anchorage police: Suspected prowler shot, killed after firing at officers; Lawsuit challenges state’s Medicaid policy denying transgender-related health care coverage; Predicting marine heatwaves can have economic implications; Juneau Assembly rejects cruise invitation, citing possible conflicts of interest; Petit takes lead out of Iditarod checkpoint as musher come off their 24-hour breaks

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

For decades, the government stood between the Unangan people and the seals they subsist on. Now, that’s changing. ; Keith Miller, Alaska's third governor, dies at 94; Don Young: 46 years in an office he never expected to win; Alaskans split on Dunleavy PFD repayment plan; Dunleavy budget faces criticism at Alaska Native forum; State labor economist says state policies have affected recession length; EPA report shows increased chemical releases at Red Dog Mine, state pushes back; Trail stories unfold as musher begin to take 24-hour breaks in Takotna

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Murkowski throws support behind opposing Trump emergency declaration; Dunleavy announces Alaska National Guard deployment along Mexico border; Regulators: Top Dunleavy administration official can't conceal consulting firm's clients; State says BP must prove more Prudhoe Bay wells aren't at risk of 'catastrophic failure'; Von Imhof to Anchorage School Board: Dunleavy 'budget bomb' unlikely, but expect cuts; Fairbanks North Star Borough schools hold budget meeting in lieu of potential cuts; Third lawsuit filed against Sitka Police Department; Prospect of commercial fishing in central Arctic Ocean poses big questions for science; Ulsom passes a resting Petit in McGrath to take lead; Iditarod mushers react to rules reducing max dog team size from 16 to 14; Even trickier parts leading to Nikolai are calmer this year, mushers say

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, March 4, 2019

Trump briefly touts ANWR drilling in CPAC speech; USCG report blames Destination sinking on overloading, outdated stability book; Search team investigates potential piece of missing Guardian Flight plane; Winter storms flood houses in Nunapitchuk and Kotlik; Fairbanks man sentenced for stealing $300K from nonprofit; Report: Alaska construction spending expected to increase; After running out of time for those signed up, state adds two public testimony hearings for budget; At Anchorage hearing, Alaskans protest Dunleavy budget proposal, advocate for income tax; STA requests state Supreme Court reversal on injunction denial; Trooper say 1 dead in Aniak residential fire; Nic Petit takes early lead out of Rainy Pass; This year, about one in five Iditarod mushers is new to the race; Musher Mike Williams Jr. spending this Iditarod at home with family and dogs

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, March 1, 2019

Dividend paybacks meet opposition in public testimony; Proposed initiative would move Legislature to Anchorage; Alaska’s seafood industry says the US-China trade war is costing it dearly; Fairbanks city mayor vetoes anti-discrimination ordinance; Senate bill prods EPA on PFAS contamination; North Pole lake tests positive for PFAS contamination; Months after quake, some Southcentral residents just starting recovery; Sea ice almost gone in Norton Sound; conditions ‘uncannily similar’ to last March; AK: Taking a ride with the last dog team left in Utqiaġvik; 49 Voices: Katy Miller of Eek

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019

In speech to JBER troops, Trump praises Alaska, military and Dunleavy; North Slope village tribal government sues over ConocoPhillips' drilling plans; Anchorage School District says Dunleavy budget could cut programs to the bare minimum; Federal agency delays final environmental review of Alaska’s gasline project; Southeast hatcheries concerned over drought in the area; Family of St. Mary’s man sues trooper who shot him; Juneau considers proposal to offer more shore power to cruise ships; Students watch as Anchorage high school stage becomes courtroom

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019

Trump's emergency declaration splits Alaska delegation; Dunleavy fires head of state oil and gas watchdog agency; As Dunleavy's budget looms, two Alaskans see diverging futures for Mat-Su; State’s oil production future could be bright, but it’s also unpredictable; Senior aide to Rep. Young lands BLM job; 12 Coast Guard members face charges in Alaska drug probe; Eielson area set to be part of first federal PFAS screening; Y-K Delta superintendents say Dunleavy's budget would be devastating; Ancient marsupial shared land with North Slope dinosaurs; Longtime broadcaster -- and Alaska News Nightly Host -- Linda Taylor dies at 72

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019

As Dunleavy defends budget, nonpartisan analyst questions whether it was designed ‘to create chaos’; Native Vietnam vets get another chance to claim 160 acres; Maine man charged in Fairbanks cold case denies involvement; Sitka senator opposes Dunleavy’s plan to sell new aquatics center; Cleanup underway for Prince of Wales landslide; Icelander visits Juneau to share advice for handling growing tourism industry; State's first female African American judge reflects on relatively recent milestone

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Feb. 25, 2019

Memo raises legal questions with Alaska budget language; Plan to eliminate Power Cost Equalization Fund meets resistance; Alaska GOP Gov. Dunleavy disbands state climate response team; Gov. Dunleavy opens door to megaprojects with order; US Senate sidelines "Born-Alive" bill; Drug trafficking charges filed against former head of Kotzebue post office; Nome discusses public safety commission proposal; Homer opioid task force hopes to spur community action through conversation; ‘Pretty amazing that we’re here’: Morgan and Olds win second Iron Dog in a row; Streeper wins 7th Fur Rondy title; Brent Sass reflects on Quest victories, his Iditarod future

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Feb. 22, 2019

Proposed state Medicaid cuts have health care workers concerned; Dunleavy hires veteran Republicans to new administration; Rep. Young seeks legal path for CBD; Driver who killed 2 teens will have sentence reconsidered; Can Bethel afford the costs of climate change?; Climate warming demonstrated in ice core samples of the Alaska Range; AK: How a mischievous Home Depot surveyor turned this hill into guerrilla art; 49 Voices: Shaylynn 'Yosty' Storms of Unalakleet

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019

Ferry system stops selling tickets amidst uncertain future; ASRC, after backing Dunleavy’s campaign, blasts his oil tax redistribution plan; Sullivan: Trump’s emergency ‘probably legal’ but unneeded; Judge denies Sitka Tribe of Alaska’s request for injunction; UA president highlights severity of budget cuts to Senate Finance; Senate bill would require UA regents to keep Legislature up to date on program accreditation; Anchorage advocate Ed Wesley reflects on civil rights struggles in Alaska; Why a wilderness lodge in the middle of nowhere became a magnet for mushers

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019

Alaska chief justice calls for computer security upgrade; U.S. Army Corps releases Pebble Mine's draft EIS; A Wasilla teacher is charged with abusing students. Now their parents are suing the school district; Old DC jobs are new again for two Alaskans; Head of cruise ship monitoring for the state concerned about loss of watchdog group; With winter snow trails, North Slope Borough hopes to offer residents a safe path over tundra; As proposed Dunleavy cuts loom, Anchorage School Board passes larger budget; In Anchorage, emotionally preparing students for the scary prospect of climate change