Haines Assembly asks university to press pause on 400-acre timber sale

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The Haines Assembly is asking the University of Alaska to press pause on a proposed timber sale which has alarmed local residents. Listen now

Human and robot companions retrieve equipment lost at sea

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Sometimes companies or agencies lose their equipment at sea. And rather than leave an expensive investment behind on the ocean floor, they send in the troops. In this case, “the troops” is one Kodiak local. Listen now

Sen. Sullivan says he’s hopeful about tax changes, but cautions Trump on tweets

The U.S. senator is hopeful about the Trump administration’s infrastructure, permitting and energy policies. But he said Trump doesn’t always help himself. Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Oct. 9, 2017

Judge overrules state, says salmon initiative can go forward; Residents rail against SB91 at rare Anchorage meeting; 'I am proud to be Iñupiat': Alaskans celebrate first official Indigenous Peoples Day; UAF joins in Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations; $250K bail for Ketchikan man charged with first-degree murder; Ridle to focus on costs as administration commissioner; Goldbelt Heritage may inherit city-owned Aak’w Kwáan site; Petersburg resident receives medal from King of Norway; E. Coli present in popular Haines water source, but residents continue to fill up Listen now

Residents rail against SB91 at rare Anchorage meeting

Amid growing frustration over an uptick in crime, officials in Anchorage are weighing what kind of solutions they want from lawmakers in Juneau. Listen now

Judge overrules state, says salmon initiative can go forward

A controversial ballot initiative intended to protect salmon habitat has cleared a major hurdle, setting up what could be an intense political fight. Listen now
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UAF joins in Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations

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The University of Alaska Fairbanks is also holding events to honor Indigenous Peoples Day, today -- from 4 to 9 p.m. -- highlighting Alaska Native cultures. Listen now

Petersburg resident receives medal from King of Norway

A Petersburg resident has been recognized by the King of Norway for her dedication to promoting relations between Norway and the U.S. The Ambassador of Norway to the United States was in Petersburg last week to hand out the Medal of St. Olav. Listen now

$250K bail for Ketchikan man charged with first-degree murder

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A 42-year-old Ketchikan man was arrested and charged Friday with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence for allegedly killing 55-year-old Richard Branda on Thursday evening. Listen now

‘I am proud to be Iñupiat’: Alaskans celebrate first official Indigenous Peoples Day

The second floor of the Atwood Center at Alaska Pacific University was packed shoulder to shoulder with dozens of Alaskans who gathered to celebrate the first official Indigenous People's Day in Alaska. Listen now

Ridle to focus on costs as administration commissioner

Gov. Bill Walker announced Friday that he appointed Leslie Ridle to be commissioner of the Department of Administration. Ridle said her focus will be on the bottom line. Listen now

Goldbelt Heritage may inherit city-owned Aak’w Kwáan site

Indian Point, a former Tlingit village site on Auke Bay, may be ceded to a nonprofit dedicated to Aak’w Kwáan heritage. Listen now

E. Coli present in popular Haines water source, but residents continue to fill up

This summer, a popular water source in Haines tested positive for E. coli. The Mud Bay spring is not regulated by the borough and is not regularly tested. But it’s where a lot of people get their drinking water. And some residents are not planning to stop. Listen now

Herb Didrickson 1926-2017: Alaska’s ‘Jim Thorpe’ put family before fame

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Sitkan Herb Didrickson died on September 25. In 2012 the 91-year-old Tlingit elder was inducted into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame, which called him the “Jim Thorpe” of Alaska, and the greatest athlete ever produced in the state. Listen now

Ketchikan police seize meth, heroin, weapons, cash in Tuesday drug bust

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Three people were arrested in a drug bust in Ketchikan Tuesday night. During the bust, Ketchikan police seized a pound of meth, 2.75 ounces of heroin, a handgun and a semiautomatic assault rifle loaded with armor-piercing bullets. Listen now

Critics call Pebble’s concept an investment ploy, not a real plan

Former state senate president Rick Halford is critical of Pebble's new effort to reintroduce the project in a smaller package, saying the move is aimed at "mining the stock market," not the copper and gold. Listen now

Perceptions and assessment of risk

There's been a lot of bad news in recent weeks. Devastating hurricanes, tension with North Korea and a horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas. We face risks each day. How should we manage the stress that accompanies them without becoming overwhelmed and how should we talk to children about it all? Listen Here

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Oct. 6, 2017

Pebble critics call mine concept an investment ploy, not a real plan; Ketchikan police seize meth, heroin, weapons, cash in Tuesday drug bust; F-35A fighter jet coming to Eielson base for testing; Perflourinated compund testing expands across the state; After cleanup at old fuel pipeline facility, agency to monitor leftover contamination; Sitkans pay tribute to a legendary Tlingit athlete; AK: At Wales’ Kingikmiut Festival, dancing to heal; 49 Voices: Andrew Jasper of Bethel Listen now

AK: At Wales’ Kingikmiut Festival, dancing to heal

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Last month, the community of Wales, in Western Alaska, hosted one of the biggest Alaska Native dance festivals in the state. 10 groups from around the region and as far as Anchorage flew in to the village over Labor Day weekend, to sing, dance, drum, talk — and heal. Listen now

49 Voices: Andrew Jasper of Bethel

This week we're hearing from Andrew Jasper from Bethel. Jasper is originally from Aniak and works as a behavioral health aide for the Yukon-Kuskowkwim Health Consortium. Download audio