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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, April 22, 2024

Nick Begich and other candidates for congress have differing strategies. Plus, lawmakers consider changing requirements for hunting licenses.
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Anchorage middle schools prepare to include sixth grade starting this fall

Middle schools are rearranging floor plans, hiring teachers and adding portables to accommodate the students.

Mountains to Sea Trails | Outdoor Explorer

Newly created trails make it possible to bike, hike, run or ski from Glen Alps to Knik Arm of Cook Inlet without crossing a single road.
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Ketchikan borough declares disaster in fire-station fire

Firefighters say the April 9 blaze that swept through the South Tongass station appears to have started near one of the five vehicles it damaged.
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After a dozen years, statewide Yup’ik language spelling bee going strong

Yup'ik and Inupiaq spelling bees, like those held earlier this month in Anchorage, are a relatively new experience for students.

Recycling for Earth Day | Hometown, Alaska

In honor of Earth Day, we find out what you can and can't recycle and find a place for the things you're looking to get rid of this spring.
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‘Not in the business of just giving away our entire collections:’ Denver museum denies Lingít repatriations

Denver Post reporter Sam Tabachnik says the Denver Art Museum has a history of denying repatriation requests for tribal cultural items.
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With close calls mounting, the FAA will require more rest for air traffic controllers

Federal regulators are increasing the amount of required rest between shifts for air traffic controllers, amid rising concerns about aviation safety.
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Anchorage police investigate 3 deaths in 2 separate incidents

Police say a person brought to a hospital died there Thursday, hours before two people were found dead in a Jewel Lake Road home.
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National Guard delays Alaska staffing changes that threatened national security, civilian rescues

The Air National Guard has delayed personnel changes in Alaska that could have threatened national security and civilian rescue missions.
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Relocation of eroding Alaska Native village seen as a test case

The Newtok-to-Mertarvik transformation is the most advanced of several village relocation efforts prompted by climate change.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, April 19, 2024

Sen. Sullivan rips the Biden administration on a pair of decisions. Plus, fisheries managers consider the impacts of chum salmon bycatch.

Chickaloon tribal policing to expand to non-Native Alaskans under unique state authorization

Chickaloon Native Village's tribal police will fill a policing gap in the Sutton area, east of Palmer in a part of the Mat-Su Borough.
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Alaska Senate proposes $7.5M aid package for struggling fish processors

The program would add to more than $100 million in salmon and Alaska pollock purchases — more than 1,500 truck loads — announced earlier this year by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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Confession leads to cold-case arrest in fatal 2009 shooting at Anchorage hotel

John Patrick Dahlquist, 56, was arrested last week after police say he confessed to killing Sang Chun and wounding Monte Howell at the Inlet Inn.
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Renewable railbelt energy | Alaska Insight

This Alaska Insight, host Lori Townsend and her guests discuss how realistic a transition to renewable energy is, and how long it could take.
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Three Bears Alaska begins work on Delta Junction gas station, grocery store

The Delta Junction project is the Wasilla-based company’s 22nd location, all but one of them in Alaska.
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Popular superhero movies fuel lucrative hobby for Kodiak comic collectors

Fan Con, Kodiak's annual culture convention, offers a glimpse into decades-deep collections of comic books in the island community.
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Israel launches missile strikes into Iran, U.S. military official says

Iranian news has not reported any such strike. Israel's military has not responded to NPR's requests for comment.

Biden administration blocks Ambler Road, strengthens protections for NPR-A

Both Alaska senators, Republicans Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski, expressed outrage even before the decisions were formally announced.
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, April 18, 2024

Senators blast decisions from the Biden administration. Plus, lawmakers contemplate how to correct a provision ruled unconstitutional.

Dunleavy says correspondence school decision will have broad impacts. But will it?

A judge recently threw out two laws underpinning key aspects of Alaska's homeschool system. The impact of the decision is up for debate.
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Murkowski and Sullivan rail at federal moves to block Ambler Road and preserve parts of NPR-A

Two land-use decisions expected from the Biden administration this week have Alaska's U.S. senators fuming.
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Supporters of Anchorage-area cemeteries say they’re not giving up after $4M bond fails

The bond would've laid the foundations for cemeteries in Girdwood and Eagle River, two communities without public cemeteries.
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Conservation groups add land to the Kootznoowoo Wilderness

The vast Tongass National Forest just grew a little bit larger. The five-acre Wheeler Property is an important habitat for salmon and brown bears.

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