Lori Townsend, Alaska Public Media

Lori Townsend, Alaska Public Media
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Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her news tips and program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at ltownsend@alaskapublic.org or call 907-550-8452.

Palin Picks Grussendorf for Open State Senate Seat

Governor Palin has selected a high-ranking legislative employee as the next state buy kamagra Senator representing Juneau. Tim Grussendorf has been appointed to the seat made vacant when Kim Elton left for Washington D.C....

Democrats Angry over Grussendorf Pick

Grussendorf was one of four people interviewed by the governor for the Senate District B seat. He says he’s not surprised she selected him. He thinks he answered the questions just the way Palin...

State Lawmakers Fight Back Over Washington Tax Plan

Washington State legislators are considering levying a 37-and-a-half cent a gallon tax on refined, blended fuel exported to other states, including Alaska. That would effect some thirty million gallons of fuel coming into the...

Fisheries Council Considers Contentious Proposal

The North Pacific Fisheries Management Council is convening this week in Anchorage to tackle the thorny issue of Chinook Salmon bycatch within the Bering Sea pollock industry. Paul Korchin, KNOM - Nome Download Audio (MP3)

Senator Murkowski Wants More Funding for Volcano Monitoring

Senator Lisa Murkowski plans to introduce legislation this week that would establish a national volcano monitoring system. It would include the Alaska Volcano Observatory in Anchorage and Fairbanks. Murkowski announced her intentions on the...

Historian Bill Holm Honored at Tlingit Conference

This weekend saw the conclusion of “Sharing our Knowledge: A Conference of Tlingit Tribes and Clans.” Last week, hundreds of Alaska Native leaders, scholars, elders and visitors gathered in Centennial Hall to learn about...

World Dancers Gather in Bethel

The Cama-ii Dance Festival wrapped up in Bethel Sunday night. The 3-day event featured over 20 dance groups from the YK Delta to Japan. Shane Iverson, KYUK - Bethel Download Audio (MP3)

Alaska News Nightly: March 30, 2009

Individual news stories are posted in the Alaska News category and you can subscribe to APRN’s news feeds via e-mail, podcast and RSS. Download Audio (MP3) Volcano Disrupts Cargo Flow at Anchorage Airport Annie Feidt,...