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State’s Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly

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Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose slightly to 7.5 percent in June. The Alaska Department of Labor calls the increase statistically insignificant, as May’s rate was revised up, from 7.3 percent to 7.4 percent.

The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

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Friday, July 8 at 2:30pm Coming up this week, the chum bycatch in the Pollock B Season is so far even higher than last year; What’s it like fishing from aboard a 100-year-old boat, and can the tiny fishing community of Pelican return to its former glory days?

Roadless Rule Exemptions Still Unclear

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An Assistant State Attorney General says it’s unclear if exemptions to the federal government’s Roadless Rule actually allow road building in protected areas.

Parnell Vetoes Ban on Felons Serving on State Boards and Commissions

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Governor Parnell has vetoed legislation that would bar a convicted felon from serving on a state government board or commission unless the conviction has been set aside.

Alaska News Nightly: June 20, 2011

House Rejects Special Session for Coastal Management Program, Alaska Dispatch Hosts Arctic Imperative Summit, Navy Officials Meet to Plan for Diminished Arctic Ice, Roadless Rule Exemptions Still Unclear, and more...

Alaska News Nightly: June 16, 2011

House Votes to Bar FDA Approval of ‘Frankenfish’, Congressional Delegates Divided on Likelihood of Gas Pipeline, UAA Professor Urges Better Management of Oil Reserves, Annual Finances Released by Congressional Delegates, and more...

Date Withheld for Next Batch of Palin Emails

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The State of Alaska must still release another batch of emails from Sarah Palin’s time as governor. But don’t expect them anytime soon.

Alaska News Nightly: June 13, 2011

Redistricting Leads to Big Election Year in 2012, Talkeetna Woman Found, Hospitalized After Search Called Off, Vote Delayed on Bycatch Reduction Alternatives, Port Moller Test Fishery to Receive Boost, and more...

Palin Emails Reveal Struggle with Sudden Public Attention

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Emails released today by the state of Alaska show that as Alaska governor, Sarah Palin struggled with the gossip about her family and marriage.

Alaska News Nightly: June 10, 2011

Judge Calls for Deeper Look into Cruise Ship Wastewater Issue, Palin Emails Reveal Struggles with Sudden Public Attention, Alaskan Reaction to Palin Emails Apathetic, Frustrations Over Hastings Wildfire Rising, and more...

Red Tape Over Palin Emails Irks State Legislators

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Another lawmaker has stepped forward to provide Alaska citizens access to more than 24,000 pages of emails sent and received by Sarah Palin while she was governor.

The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

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Coming up this week, no commercial king fishing on the Yukon again this summer, Area M fishermen skip the first opener in solidarity with AYK fishermen.

Copies of Palin’s Emails Will Be Available to Public

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When the state releases more than 24,000 pages of former Governor Sarah Palin’s emails Friday, some legislators plan to make copies available to the public.

Alaska News Nightly: June 7, 2011

Copies of Palin’s Emails Will Be Available to Public, British Ambassador Takes First Trip to Alaska, DOD releases IDs of soldiers killed in Afghanistan, Mountain Sickness Keeps Ranger Patrol Busy, and more...

Alaska News Nightly: June 3, 2011

Fuel Prices to Rise in Bethel, Lawmakers Scramble as Coastal Management Program Begins Shutdown, Washington DC Turns Attention to Alaska’s Other Minerals, an Iditarod Veteran Missing in Talkeetna, and more...

Lawmakers Scramble as Coastal Management Program Begins Shutdown

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The shutdown of Alaska’s Coastal Management Program is underway, even as some lawmakers continue to work behind the scenes to save it. Employees with the Division of Coastal and Ocean Management received layoff notices on Thursday. That followed letters on Tuesday to coastal districts and state agencies that participate in the program, informing them their federal grants had been terminated.