The Key To Increasing Educational Engagement
The Key To Increasing Educational Engagement
The Key To Increasing Educational Engagement

House Science to EPA: drop Pebble Mine veto

In a letter Wednesday to new EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, the chairman of the House Science Committee asked that the agency rescind its 2014 veto of the Pebble Mine. EPA proposed the preemptive Clean Water Act restrictions based on findings from its Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment, and did so with the support of many area tribes, fishermen, and environmental groups. Listen now

Juneau Highway Gunfight Followed Friday’s Drug-Related Shooting

Officials and court records have revealed new arrests and information in Friday’s shooting and bogus kidnapping in Juneau, now tying it to drugs and an early morning highway gunfight that no one had reported to police. The case involves heroin, which has become extremely profitable in the capitol city in the last few years. Download Audio

Possible boarding school may be great opportunity, but stirs bad memories for one family

Wrangell’s School Board, Borough Assembly and tribal government have all shown support for building a 400-bed boarding school on the former Wrangell Institute property in Southeast Alaska. For one family, the project is stirring up bad memories of the Institute, an earlier boarding school with a history of abusing students. Listen now

Accidental Shooting in Juneau

A 17-year-old Juneau boy was killed in an accidental shooting outside a home in the Mountain Wood Circle neighborhood Saturday morning. LISTEN NOW

Coast Guard responds to tar-like substance spill on Utqiagvik beach

State DEC spokeswoman Kimberly Maher said the spill was reported just past midnight Tuesday morning, when a local resident posted photos to Facebook.

Unalaska fish processor evacuated hundreds during tsunami warning

Less than half of Unalaska's sirens failed to sound during the recent tsunami warning.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Two planes collide north of Anchorage; one dead upon Susitna River crash; Walker vetoes Knik Arm bridge money, Vitamin D study; Rating agency improves Alaska’s credit outlook; Rural healthcare facilities struggle paying Internet bills as FCC rate review holds up subsidies; Seward receives funding relief for December storm damage; Anchorage moves forward on LIO purchase; Juneau seeks community help with $1 million endowment for Alaska College of Education; As the Arctic warms, a changing landscape on the Chukchi Sea; Romig Middle Schoolers present history project at the Smithsonian Listen now
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Forest Service searches for deadly frog fungus on Mitkof Island

A deadly fungus could threaten several amphibian species in the Tongass National Forest. On Mitkof Island, the U.S. Forest Service is using a mix of old and new methods to find it.

Siberia wildfire smoke could remain over Alaska for weeks

Until the fires in Russia stop, the haze will likely continue, although the duration is difficult to predict, said Patrick Doll of the National Weather Service’s Anchorage office.

Defending Native women from violence remains hot topic at AFN

This year’s theme is Innovation in the past, present and future. The issue of violence against women is at the forefront of the conference. Listen now

With Federal Funding Drying Up, Fate of Trails Program Uncertain

Whether it's with bicycles, ATVs, or hiking boots, summer is a prime time for Alaskans to go and play outside. There are hundreds of miles of trails available for use across the state, and much of that system is developed and maintained with federal funding. But now, some of that money is at risk of drying up, and outdoor enthusiasts are worried about what that could mean for recreation in the state. Download Audio
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Dunleavy’s veto erases $8.5M from Alaska ferry budget

Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed around 12% of the ferry operating budget on Thursday. That leaves the Alaska Marine Highway System with nearly $8.5 million less to run its vessels over the next 18 months.
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CARES Act money helps Tribes address affordable housing and homelessness

Congress appropriated $100 million earlier this year to help Tribes cope with housing and sanitation issues during the coronavirus pandemic.

A star and exoplanet will be named ‘Nushagak’ and ‘Mulchatna’

Around 900 names were submitted for the contest and a little over 2,600 votes were cast. Nushagak and Mulchatna received 25.7% of the votes, just edging out Yellowstone and Old Faithful at 25.3%.

Petersburg opposes Mental Health logging plan

Petersburg’s Borough Assembly on Tuesday voted to send a letter urging a land exchange rather than logging Alaska Mental Health Trust lands on a steep hillside above Mitkof Highway south of downtown. Listen now
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Anchorage judge Jennifer Stuart Henderson to be newest Alaska Supreme Court justice

Dunleavy appointed Henderson six days after asking the Alaska Judicial Council for a new slate of nominees.

Alaska Railroad’s first black conductor celebrates unprecedented 50 years with company

Harry Ross never imagined he’d be conducting trains. But in 1968 he became the first black conductor for the Alaska Railroad. March 6th will be Ross’ 50th anniversary with the company, a milestone never reached by any other trainman. Listen now

Alaska Native language groups convene to translate census materials

The gathering at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage included about 25 people representing the Gwich'in, Inupiat, Yup'ik and Koyukon cultures.

Solving The Childcare Crisis In Rural Alaska

Finding quality, affordable childcare for young children can be a challenge anywhere in Alaska. It’s especially difficult in rural Alaska’s hub communities – where the cost of living is high and space is often hard to find. It becomes a factor in attracting professionals to jobs at regional health and other organizations. In the next installment of our series “Being Young in Rural Alaska” from the producers of Kids These Days, Anne Hillman takes a look at how some communities are trying to meet the challenge.