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Coming up this week: As the pollock A season wraps up, villagers call for a crackdown on the trawl fleet because it's intercepting too many of their salmon, Obama's National Oceans Policy is criticized at a panel in Anchorage and fishermen want more information on ocean acidification.

Coming up this week: Fish and Game reduces limits for two popular sportsfishing rivers in Kodiak, a Southeast village corporation is seeking a federal takeover of the Chatham Strait fisheries and the Sitka Tribe protests a dramatic increase of the Sitka sac roe herring guideline harvest level. KSKA: Friday, 3/30 at 2:30pm

Coming up this week: The feds are taking a closer look at seafood fraud, the state will start monitoring personally-harvested bivalves for PSP, the Department of Labor declares fishing as the deadliest way to make a living in Alaska and the Senate is looking at a resolution to get more young folks into the industry. All that and Prince William Sound's Leviathan makes its last voyage.

Coming up this week, A pirate ship in Unalaska will be up for sale soon; user groups on the Tsiu River near Yakutat clash over salmon allocations; Congress authorizes $1.7 million to dredge the entrance to Kodiak's St. Paul Harbor; and Representative Alan Austerman touts coastal communities at a recent economic summit held in Anchorage. KSKA: Friday, 3/16 at 2:30pm

Coming up this week, Arne Fuglvog will spend less than a six months in prison for his fishing crimes; Southeast Native groups support trimming the sea otter population, but are concerned about some of a plan's ramifications; and the start dates for two crab fisheries will remain flexible. All that and should seats on the North Pacific Council be dedicated to sports fishing? KSKA: Friday, 2/10 at 2:30pm

It's day two of the Elders and Youth conference in Fairbanks. Jennifer Canfield is in Fairbanks this week for KTOO, covering both the Elders and Youth gathering and the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention that will start on Thursday.

A former Juneau Empire reporter says she was fired when she refused to set up a meeting between the publisher and a legislator on a bill that affects newspapers. Jennifer Canfield left her job as state capital reporter last week. Listen Now

One hundred years ago, the largest explosive volcanic eruption of the 20th century happened right here in Alaska. The Katmai-Novarupta explosion was 30 times bigger than the Mt. Saint Helens eruption in 1980 and bigger than all historic eruptions in Alaska combined. Hosted by Jennifer Canfield at KMXT - Kodiak, Commemorating the Katmai-Novarupta Eruption Centennial explores the story of the eruption with help from Katmai expert Judy Fierstein, and Kodiak residents reading historical accounts provided by the Baranov Museum. KSKA: Thursday 6/6 at 1:00 pm

Over 800 people gathered in hangar three on the Coast Guard base for the memorial honoring Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins and retired chief petty officer Richard Belisle on Wednesday. Hopkins and Belisle were found dead in one of the buildings at Communications Station Kodiak by coworkers. KMXT’s Jennifer Canfield went to the memorial and created this audio postcard.

Court ruling keeps bearded seals on Endangered Species List; Alaska GOP accuses Joe Miller of campaign finance violations; absentee and early voting opens for general election; anti-incumbent mood could threaten Republican-led House majority; your U.S. senator is a chairman. What does that do for you?; Central Council, state working to expand tribal court jurisdiction; three bears shot and killed in Sitka neighborhood; Homer Folk School teaches skills in carpentry, gardening and medicine Listen Now

Southeast’s Joe Nelson withdrew his bid for a leadership position on the Alaska Federation of Natives board citing concerns from some in the delegation that the spot should go to a tribal representative.

Southeast’s largest tribal organization will soon be able to offer an alternative to the court system for some criminal cases. Listen Now

The Alaska Federation of Natives convention is scheduled to take place each year shortly after Permanent Fund Dividends are distributed. And plenty of that money gets spent in Anchorage or Fairbanks, depending on where the convention is held.
Henry Phillips, originally “Ka-Ka-Ish,” was 12 years old in 1887 when he arrived at the Carlisle Industrial Indian School in Pennsylvania. His student file says he arrived from the Presbyterian Mission in Sitka, though both of his parents were still living. He returned to Skagway to work as a printer at the Daily Alaskan newspaper. (Public Domain image from National Archives and Records Administration)

The remains of 15 Alaska Natives may soon journey home from the Carlisle Industrial Indian School in Pennsylvania. A small group of people working with the U.S. Army and the First Alaskans Institute have authored a resolution they hope to see passed at this year’s Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Fairbanks.

Man arrested for shooting of Fairbanks police officer; really? Alaska in play in presidential race?; firefighters work to continue fighting Moose Creek wildfire; Anchorage police investigate 2 early morning robberies; Sullivan plans Senate field hearing on ivory sales; tribal leaders discuss placing lands into trust during opening day discussions for Leaders Summit; Day Two of Elders and Youth conference in Fairbanks; after Haines and Skagway visit, Walker says he's close to Juneau Access Road decision; squirmy sustainability: one man’s mission to fix a common problem Listen Now

Fairbanks police officer in stable condition after suffering multiple gunshot wounds; late-season fire burning near Sutton; Elders and Youth conference kicks off today in Fairbanks; for Caelus CEO, North Slope ‘big find’ wouldn’t be the first; Juneau beats Fairbanks to first snowfall for first time in 70+ years; Anchorage Police Department participating in national police data initiative; Dillingham protesters prevail with city council on liquor license transfer; Homer man charged in "Poopdeck Trail" murder case; Kenai residents voice opposition to new Borough invocation policy Listen Now

Congressman Don Young and his Democratic challenger, Steve Lindbeck, both say they've got strong support from organized labor. Listen Now

The Juneau Empire is reporting that Rep. Cathy Muñoz, a Republican from Juneau’s Mendenhall Valley, has written judicial sentencing authorities seeking leniency for convicted offenders in a case of child sexual assault and a case of child endangerment related to sexual abuse of a child. Listen now

A U.S. House hearing turned testy when Alaska Congressman Don Young pressed the Coast Guard to consider employing a ship owned by Edison Chouest as an icebreaker. The owners and employees of the company have been big campaign donors to Young, but a spokesman says the Congressman was just offering that ship as an example. Listen now

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