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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews  Victims in floatplane crash near Metlakatla identified Leila Kheiry and Wesley Early, KRBD – Ketchikan The investigation into Monday’s fatal floatplane crash near Metlakatla on…

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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, May 20, 2019

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, May 20, 2019

Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews  From Texas to Colorado to Scotland, ANWR drilling opponents take their case to CEOs Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C. A small crowd…

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AK: Counting the hooligan swimming through Haines streams

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, May 17, 2019

Tony Strong holds two eulachon, or “hooligan” (Photo by Claire Stremple, KHNS – Haines) A record eulachon run just wrapped up in Haines. They’re an oily smelt fish that are known to run in just a few dozen rivers in Alaska. Yet little is known about this long-loved subsistence fish, locally known as hooligan. The…

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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, May 17, 2019

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, May 17, 2019

Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews  Lawmaker says she won’t hear Alaska abortion ban bill Associated Press A state House Health and Social Services Committee co-chair says she will not hear…

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Feds demand armed backup to keep Prince Rupert ferry terminal open

Feds demand armed backup to keep Prince Rupert ferry terminal open

The ferry Taku loads up at the Prince Rupert, B.C., ferry terminal on July 24, 2014. Alaska ferries serve about 6,000 vehicles annually. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska) Alaska’s cash-strapped ferry system may soon pay the wages of Canadian police in order to maintain its connection to British Columbia. The arrangement is in response to a…

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Murkowski sticks with GOP to confirm anti-abortion nominee to bench

Murkowski sticks with GOP to confirm anti-abortion nominee to bench

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski helped the Senate confirm President Trump’s 65th federal trial court judge. The nominee, Wendy Vitter, overcame substantial criticism from abortion rights groups. Both Alaska senators voted to confirm Vitter to a U.S. District Court seat in Louisiana, but the surprise was Murkowski. She often breaks with her fellow Republicans to support…

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Skagway looks into developing a local ferry authority

Skagway looks into developing a local ferry authority

An Alaska Marine Highway ferry docked in Skagway. (Photo by Emily Files/KHNS) As the Alaska Marine Highway System faces deep budget cuts, Skagway’s Marine Highway Ad Hoc Committee has been examining the potential to create a locally governed ferry service for the Upper Lynn Canal. Recently, the committee reached out to a research firm to…

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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, May 10, 2019

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, May 10, 2019

Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews  Dividend size to be a focus in session’s closing days Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – Juneau The size of permanent fund dividends will be at the…

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