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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

Anchorage School Board votes to repair two quake-damaged Eagle River schools

The Anchorage School Board voted unanimously Monday night to repair two schools damaged by last November's earthquake.

Lead facilitator of Anchorage youth leadership program to retire after 22 years

For 22 years, the Points of Light Youth Leadership Institute, or PYLI, has worked to add in an important skill set for children: leadership.

Alaska lawmakers learn about a subsistence superfood

The state’s food safety codes currently don’t allow seal oil in public facilities like nursing homes. But a movement is underway to serve the beloved food to Elders.

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

New UAF research may be groundbreaking for electronic data storage

A University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher has made a discovery which could dramatically increase electronic storage capacity. The work could break a computer memory barrier dictated by particle size and stability.

Court rules against Klukwan, conservation groups in permitting lawsuit

On Friday, a federal court ruled that the Bureau of Land Management does not have to consider future impacts of mine development before approving activities for mineral exploration in the Chilkat Valley.
Above: Mark Leary, a volunteer for Bethel Search and Rescue, talks about what delayed Kuskokwim River freeze ups mean for winter transportation in the region. (Video produced, reported and edited by Katie Basile, Krysti Shallenberger and Joey Mendolia / KYUK and Alaska Public Media)