Tag: Alaska Edition

Reporter’s roundtable: Crime rates in Alaska

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On this week's Alaska Edition, Zachariah Hughes sits down with reporters to take a look at crime rates around Alaska and discusses certain trends that may be indicative of deeper issues.

Reporter’s roundtable: Liquor stores, detox centers and marijuana

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Bethel saw the opening of its first liquor store since the 1970s. Opioid detox centers were a hot topic in the headlines this week. And as always, the struggle behind commercial marijuana continues throughout the state. On this week's Alaska Edition, we go behind the headlines with a group of reporters covering stories on drugs and alcohol.
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Anchorage Bowl Land Use Plan Map

Municipality of Anchorage planners are engaged in a project that could outline how the city will look in 20 years. In the meantime, Anchorage neighborhoods are changing. Throughout the past decade, the city has seen growth that has brought forth new challenges. This week, a team of presenters has been hosting informational sessions around town on the Anchorage Bowl Land Use Plan Map Update. On this week's Alaska Edition, these presenters will fill us in on how the community can further this discussion.

What legislative decisions mean for small town AK

With the current budget bottleneck in the state legislature, there is both good and bad news for communities. Some bills that would have increased costs for local governments are on the shelf this session, while there is certainty that communities statewide will be receiving less revenue sharing. While lawmakers struggle to close the budget gap, most headlines are focused on the big picture. But what about the small screen? On this week's Alaska Edition we'll take a look at how the state's fiscal crisis is translating in small town Alaska. Listen Now:
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Reporter’s roundtable: Super Tuesday

Republican voters in 12 states went to the polls to indicate which of the Republican candidates they want for the 2016 presidential race. On this week's Alaska Edition, we review the results of the Republican poll, and what impact Alaska's support may or may not have on a national level. Listen Now:

Alaska Grown!

This week the University of Alaska's annual sustainable agriculture conference brought together farmers, livestock producers and other major players in the agriculture community to discuss the future of the industry in Alaska. On this week's Alaska Edition, we'll look at some of the innovations in agriculture that have taken place in the state over the past few years as well as the opportunity for buying locally and food security throughout the state. Listen Now:
Reporter's roundtable update on energy

Reporter’s roundtable: Energy in Alaska

Listen Now: On this week's Alaska Edition we discuss energy in Alaska, where bush residents have not seen prices drop for gasoline or diesel fuel, even though gas is a little more than $2 a gallon in Anchorage.

The push to hire locally in AK

The number of nonresident workers in Alaska surpassed the number of residential workers in 2014. What's causing this statistic and what can be done to encourage local hiring within the state? This week's Alaska Edition tackles these questions and looks at the legality of policies aiming to increase the number of Alaskan workers. Listen Now:

Viral videos and the role of citizen reporters

Whether it’s viral videos about kayak-eating bears, or footage of alleged police brutality--some of Alaska’s biggest stories in the last year started as clips on social media. This week's Alaska Edition looks at how video and new media are shaping the way we get our news. Listen Now:

Reporters’ roundtable: the Alaska LNG project

The Alaska LNG special session came to a close last week. It was the third special session held this year. Zachariah Hughes hosts a reporter's roundtable diving into the complex issues surround the LNG project. What decisions came out of this session? And what exactly does this mean for Alaska? Listen Now:

Lawmakers Prepare For 29th Legislative Session

As the 29th legislative session looms closer, legislators are busy prefiling legislation they hope will become law over the course of the session. From the legalization of pot, to the proposed LNG pipeline, to the state’s uncertain budgetary future, legislators have a lot to address this session. KSKA: Friday, 1/16 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 1/17 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, 1/16 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 1/17 at 4:30 p.m. Download Audio

As Final Ballot Count Looms, Potential Electees Plan Next Move

The Division of Elections will continue counting ballots today - Friday - 8 business days after the November 4th election. As Alaskans wait for final counts in especially the Governor and U.S. Senate race, the presumptive winners, Bill Walker and Dan Sullivan, are planning their way forward. However, it's important to note that as of today, Friday—neither Governor Sean Parnell or Senator Mark Begich have yet conceded, that of course could change later today based on ballot counting that will take place later today. KSKA: Friday, November 14 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 15 at 4:30 p.m. Download Audio

Who Do Voters Trust For Election-Related Information?

The elections are finally over, although in Alaska, there is still uncertainty over the U.S. Senate and Gubernatorial race outcomes. Those race results will not be clear until more than 20,000 early, absentee and questioned ballots are counted next week. KSKA: Friday, November 7 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 8 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 8 at 4:30 p.m. Download Audio

Oil Tax Revision Passed by Senate, Anchorage Election Investigation

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The stories up for discussion this week are: the oil tax revision passed by the Senate; Anchorage election results and ballot shortage investigation; proposed bill to offset high energy costs; Samantha Koenig body found; legislative session winding down; and "Justice for Ted" rally. KSKA: Friday, 4/6 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 4/7 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 4/6 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 4/7 at 5:00pm

Oil Tax Reform; Anchorage Municipal Election

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The stories up for discussion this week are: oil tax reform, Anchorage Municipal Election on April 3rd, Koenig abduction and arrest, KABATA Knik Arm bridge, federal court house closures, AHFC to lead natural gas pipeline project, Murkowski and others attempting to reform Justice Department, and Rep. Neuman's "Stand Your Ground" bill.

Oil Taxes; And The In-State Gas Line

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The stories up for discussion this week are: the report on prosecutors’ conduct in the Ted Stevens case; the state’s oil tax debate; redistricting; Senate votes down measure to open ANWR; in-state gas line; the Anchorage mayoral race. KSKA: Friday, 3/16 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 3/17 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 3/16 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 3/17 at 5:00pm

Cambridge Forum this week on KSKA

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Cambridge Forum will air in place of Alaska Edition this Friday and Saturday on KSKA. Friday listen to "Reinventing Discovery" with scientist Michael Neilsen and on Saturday "The Screwtape Letters, Part 2." (You heard part 1 on Tuesday at 1:00 pm.) Alaska Edition returns next week on KSKA and KAKM TV.

State of the State; and the Internet Piracy Bill

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The topics up for discussion this week are: the State of the State; new year begins in Congress; Knik Arm Bridge; Sen. Begich visits Afghanistan; Internet-piracy bill; Anchorage Baptist Temple tax exemptions; John Katz departs DC offices; and APRN reporter Libby Casey's last show. KSKA: Friday, 1/20 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 1/21 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 1/20 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 1/21 at 5:00pm

BP Oil Spill Case; and Petroleum Lease Sales

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The stories up for discussion this week are: the BP oil spill case; petroleum lease sales bring in $21 million; film industry incentive program; potential road extension to Nome; fatal hit-and-run suspect arrested; Coastal Zone Management; Clearwire wireless leaving Alaska; Anchorage Assembly asking for $59 million in school bonds on next ballot. KSKA: Friday, 12/9 @ 2:00pm & Saturday, 12/10 @ 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 12/9 @ 7:30pm & Saturday, 12/10 @ 5:00pm

Utlity Strike Averted, Bill Allen Serving Out Sentence

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Alaska Edition host Michael Carey and guests discuss the implications of a potential strike by utility workers in Anchorage and also these headlines of Alaska's top news stories for the week of August 28:
    KSKA: Friday 9/2 at 2:00 pm and Sat. 9/3 at 6:00 pm KAKM: Friday 9/2 at 7:30 pm and Sat. 9/3 at 5:00 pm