Alaska News Nightly: February 23, 2015

With School Choice Resolution, Legislature Revisits Voucher Question; Walker Files Bill Creating Marijuana Control Board; Marijuana Legalization Questions Linger; Bethel District Attorney Fired By State; As Budgets Shrink, State Eyes Cuts to Film Incentives; Judge Hears Arguments On Stay In Education Lawsuit; Holly Brooks Wins American Birkebeiner Ski Race; DEC, Coast Guard Respond To Statter Harbor Oil Spill; ANSEP Builds Bridges For Middle Schoolers To Science Education; Haines Artists Collaborate On Sixth Percent For Art Mosaic Download Audio

Buddies Richie Diehl and Pete Kaiser lead local mushers’ domination of Kusko 300

For two best friends from the Y-K region, a one-two finish in the Kuskokwim 300 was especially sweet this year. Richie Diehl beat Pete Kaiser to Bethel by 43 minutes for his first ever K300 win.

Alaska News Nightly: February 9, 2015

Climate Change Rarely Major Discussion Topic In Alaska Capital; Alaska Lawmaker Introduces Right-To-Die Legislation; North Pacific Halibut Bycatch Limit Could See 50 Percent Cut; Middle School Teachers Think Planning Time Cuts Are Hurting Students; Economic Group Sees Affordable Housing Shortage As Barrier To Growth For Anchorage; New EPA Standards Slash Wood-Fired Heater Emissions; Little Green Apple Ends Haines Junction's Long Grocery Commute; Yukon Quest Trail Puts Dog Sled Designs To The Test Download Audio

Continued Low Turnout Produces Challenge

Tuesday's results may have contained some surprises, but one aspect of Anchorage's April municipal election was all too familiar--namely the low turnout. In his...

Despite Fewer Small Plane Crashes, 2013 Yields More Fatalities

A rash of small plane crashes late this summer in Alaska has pushed the number of crash related fatalities past last year’s total, according to National Transportation Safety Board Alaska Region chief Clint Johnson. Download Audio

Senate District C campaign stretches district boundries

The race for Alaska’s largest legislative district has crossed the Pacific. One candidate for Senate District C is campaigning electronically from Japan, where she’s...

College, Native Corp. Battle Over Land Claim

Sitka’s Sheldon Jackson College shuttered its doors about five years ago. But its board of trustees continues to operate, managing old debts and property that hasn’t yet been sold or given away.
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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz resigns. And, a new study highlights different types of homelessness in Anchorage. Plus, the federal government says it’s investing millions in internet infrastructure for coastal Alaska.

The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health

Much of the extended life span of humans today can be attributed to the control of pathogenic microbes. As a result the promotion of health and attention on chronic disease is becoming the focus of health care. However, along the way we are discovering a new appreciation of the health benefits provided by much more abundant non-pathogenic microbes that evolved with us and make up about 2 % of our weight. December 21, 2015 Download Audio

New Alaska Branch of Americans For Prosperity Campaigns Against Medicaid Expansion

The conservative group Americans for Prosperity, backed by the billionaire Koch brothers, recently opened an office in Anchorage. They're working to convince elected officials to support their vision of smaller government. And one of their main priorities this legislative session is defeating Medicaid expansion. Download Audio

Tribal council wants pre-mine ecosystem study

Southeast Alaska’s largest tribal government is pressing for an intensive environmental analysis of the region’s health. It’s part of a larger push for protection of transboundary rivers, which flow from British Columbia into the region. Download Audio
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Free online Tlingit language class sees widespread interest during pandemic

Over 100 people have been joining in the free online Tlingit classes

Wade arraigned on bank fraud charges, more charges may follow

Joshua Wade was arraigned late this afternoon in U.S. District Court in Anchorage on charges that he used Mindy Schloss' ATM card in the...

The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

Coming up this week, More cuts are looming for the commercial halibut fleet; and we meet a Homer man who was inducted into the Seafood Hall of Fame. KSKA: Friday, 12/2 @ 2:30pm

Plunging fish tax payments raise concerns for coming years, Southeast officials say

Fishing is an economic engine in Southeast Alaska, and city governments rely on the money it provides. But after a dismal 2020 season, many are worried about lack of funds — and the future of the fisheries.

Judge rules that the House cannot appeal Walker’s expansion of Medicaid

A judge ruled Friday the House can’t continue an appeal of Governor Bill Walker’s decision to expand Medicaid. This could be a fatal blow to the attempt to reverse the expansion. Download Audio

Ethics complaint filed against Palin staffers McCallister and Perry

An outspoken critic of Gov. Sarah Palin has filed ethics complaints against two of the governor's top aides, saying they misused their official positions...
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After barge didn’t show in St. Paul, Bering Sea fishermen forced to make 500-mile detour to refuel

The Bering Sea island community of St. Paul has been expecting a fuel barge for two months, but it hasn't showed, forcing the town into a fuel ration.

Bruce Babbitt boosting opposition to Bush oil leasing in Bristol Bay

The man who helped buy back federal oil gas leases 11 years ago is in Bristol Bay rallying opposition to the Bush administration's plan...

Legislature takes first steps towards Darfur investment divestiture

The state’s investment officers – including the retirement board and the Permanent Fund – are one step closer to getting rid of any holdings...