Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, July 16, 2015

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Walker Announces Plan to Expand Medicaid Unilaterally; North Slope Mayor Under Investigation for Corruption; Dirt Bike Dermatoloy: For Army Medic, Specialty is Adaptability; Accidental Overdose Suspected In Wainwright Soldier's Death; Anchorage Sees Three Indigent Deaths Overnight; Canned Salmon: A New Face on an Old Product; Alaska Shoppers Greet H&M With Gusto; Bethel Democrat to Lead PNWER Arctic Caucus; K-9 in Training to Combat Juneau’s Heroin Problem Download Audio
A balding white man in a suit speaks into a mcrophone at a wooden table

Families of Soldotna plane crash victims sue estate, widow of former Alaska Rep. Gary Knopp

The National Transportation Safety Board later found that Knopp was denied a medical certification from the Federal Aviation Administration in 2012 because of vision problems. FAA regulations require a medical certificate to fly. Knopp was piloting a private plane involved in a mid-air collision that killed seven people.

People Respond to 8(a) Program Criticisms

Joaqlin Estus, KNBA – Anchorage At a Senate Indian Affairs Committee Thursday people responded to criticism of the Small Business Administration 8(a) program,...
A mottled green and purple salmon swims up the water with most of its back exposed.

Chum runs on Kuskokwim River are late and low

Usually Aug. 7 is the midpoint of the coho run, but this year it was not until Aug. 8 that numbers at the Bethel test fishery increased, and then only modestly.

Talkeetna Crews Rescue Abandoned Dogs

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Talkeetna emergency responders and the Mat-Su Borough animal control teamed up on Saturday to rescue 13 dogs, including six newborn puppies that were...

Murkowski Asks to Intervene in Miller Suit

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Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage The venue change of candidate Joe Miller’s lawsuit against the state of Alaska has put a new wrinkle in...
A large blue ferry with a white cabin plows through turqoise wavy water with mountains in the background

Governor’s ferry task force affirms support for Alaska Marine Highway

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A working group reviewed a proposal for privatizing the ferry, but came to the conclusion that it wouldn't be profitable.

State Senate Rejects Pay Raises For Governor, Commissioners

The compensation bill was approved unanimously and now needs a vote from the House. Listen Now

Canadian Energy Board Hears Offshore Plans

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Canada's National Energy Board plans public hearings about offshore oil and gas drilling in the Beaufort Sea, as producers with leases begin to talk...

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, May 15, 2020

An Alaska buyer hopes to scoop up Ravn's assets. And, high school seniors, and teachers, in Anchorage mourn the loss of a traditional graduation ceremony. Plus, A look back at the life of former Lt. Governor Byron Mallott.

Mat-Su District 2 Assembly seat up for grabs by Houston or Liener

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Two men are vying for District Two's empty Mat-Su Borough Assembly seat. Pete Houston and John Liener both have development issues at the heart...

House and Senate agree on energy rebate bill as the special session ends

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State House and Senate leaders today appeared to have found common ground in their two versions of the bill helping Alaskans meet high...

Alaska News Nightly: December 5, 2014

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Gov to Release Parnell Budget Without Endorsements; Walker Administration Preparing Energy Disaster Declaration; Anchorage DJ Arraigned On Child Porn Charges; Fire Destroys Kivalina's Only Store; Anchorage NAACP Hosting Peaceful Rally; Juneau Schools To Replace Controversial Texts With Local History; Land Conservation Project Preserves Over 1,000 Acres Of Eklutna Land; Santa Steers Blackhawk Sleigh to Newtok; AK: Drumline; 300 Villages: Noorvik Download Audio

Bilologists Kill 14 Wolves Near Port Heiden

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State biologists killed 14 wolves near the Alaska Peninsula community of Port Heiden last week in response to wolves killing several pets and acting...

Unalaska is researching whether it can use wind power

V3 Energy consultant Doug Vaught anchors a MET tower on Unalaska's Hog Island, with help from environmental planner Kate Arduser. The city is using...

Grizzly License Plates Ready For Issue

The Division of Motor Vehicles has brought back a 1976 license plate that was originally issued for the United States’ bicentennial. The updated plate features a grizzly reared up against a sunset backdrop.

2 whaling shipwrecks found in Chukchi

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The battered remnants of two whaling ships from the 1800s were discovered in the Chukchi Sea this fall. NOAA archaeologists say they can thank an increasingly ice-free Arctic for the find, saying it's improved their access to potential shipwreck sites.

Mount Redoubt Dusts Kenai Peninsula

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Mount Redoubt exploded this morning with its highest ash cloud yet, sending a plume 65 thousand feet in the air. An hour before, the...

As REAL ID deadline looms, concerns from rural Alaska grow louder

As the REAL ID deadline looms, lawmakers and state officials haven’t yet figured out how to help rural Alaskans get their IDs. Many, if not most, rural residents will need access to flights for medical appointments or emergencies at some point.
A seiner hauls in hatchery-produced chum salmon in Crawfish Inlet in 2018.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019

Internal email casts uncertainty on future of BP Alaska employees; Is the USDA now leaning toward a full exemption of the Roadless Rule in Alaska?; As fires burn across Southcentral, a Montana study is looking at long-term effects of wildfire smoke; As Sec. DeVos promotes her Education Freedom Scholarship statewide, some advocates wonder how it would work in Alaska; Nanwalek is rapidly running out of water; Longtime lobbyist accused of fishing over the line; New alcohol regulations have brewers and distillers worried; Missile Defense Agency: ‘Kill vehicle' contract cancellation won’t affect Greely expansion; It's finally going to rain in Southcentral Alaska