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Programs of local interest from Alaska Public Radio. Get all of APRN's posted content in one convenient place. Includes Alaska News Nightly, Talk of Alaska and our individual news items from APRN reporters across Alaska.

Programs of local interest from Alaska Public Radio. Get all of APRN's posted content in one convenient place. Includes Alaska News Nightly, Talk of Alaska and our individual news items from APRN reporters across Alaska.
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Anchorage, AK

Genres:

Local News

Networks:

Alaska PR

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Programs of local interest from Alaska Public Radio. Get all of APRN's posted content in one convenient place. Includes Alaska News Nightly, Talk of Alaska and our individual news items from APRN reporters across Alaska.

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@aprn

Language:

English

Contact:

Alaska Public Telecommunications, Inc 3877 University Dr Anchorage AK 99508-4676 907-550-8400


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Bethel Finalizes Tobacco Tax Ordinance

2/8/2013
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The Bethel City Council has finalized an ordinance to impose a tax on all tobacco products sold in the city. The tax is similar to one found in Anchorage. The tax has the backing of many in the community, but one retailer is taking a stand against it.

Duration: 00:01:51


Assessor Says State Taxes Don’t Apply To Kulluk Drill Rig

2/8/2013
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After the grounding of Shell’s Kulluk drill rig in January, reports circulated that the company had been moving it from Unalaska to Seattle in order to avoid Alaska’s oil and gas property tax. But this week, as the Kodiak Daily Mirror first reported, the state decided that tax doesn’t actually apply to the offshore rig. That’s despite the Kulluk being grounding in Alaskan waters on Jan. 1, when the state’s oil and gas property tax rolls were drafted.

Duration: 00:02:14


Expedition To Mark 100th Anniversary Of Conquest Of Denali

2/8/2013
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A group of descendants of the first men to summit Denali plan to climb the mountain on the 100th anniversary of their forbearers historic ascent. This week they announced the project with a press conference at St. Mathews Episcopal Church in Fairbanks, the same location where the 1913 expedition was launched.

Duration: 00:04:14


AK: Repair

2/8/2013
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There are thousands of miles of fiberoptic cables snaking along the ocean floor. They bring telephone service, television, and the Internet to much of world. When an earthquake struck off the coast of Southeast Alaska in January, the cables that provide Internet to Wrangell were damaged. And a cable repair ship, called the Wave Venture, was called in to help. KSTK’s Shady Grove Oliver went onboard the unique ship to get a closer look at cable repair.

Duration: 00:05:11


300 Villages: Akutan

2/8/2013
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This week, we’re heading out the Aleutian chain to the community of Akutan, on a small island just east of Unalaska. April Pelkey is the manager at the Akutan Corporation.

Duration: 00:03:02


Alaska News Nightly: February 8, 2013

2/8/2013
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President Obama Proposes Plan To Delay Sequester; Bethel Police Officer Named In October Shooting; Assessor Says State Taxes Don’t Apply To Kulluk Drill Rig; Bethel Finalizes Tobacco Tax Ordinance; Alyeska Tram To Reopen Saturday; Expedition To Mark 100th Anniversary Of Conquest Of Denali; AK: Repair; 300 Villages: Akutan

Duration: 00:28:58


Bethel Police Officer Named In October Shooting

2/8/2013
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The conclusion of the investigation into the shooting death into the shooting death of 24-year-old Sam Alexie Jr. has spurred the Bethel police department to release the name of the shooting officer. It is Andrew Reid, who is still with the department. He had only been on the force for three months at the time of the shooting although he had been an officer in Massachusetts for four years prior to that.

Duration: 00:02:48


First ASD, Teacher’s Union Proposals Far Apart

2/8/2013
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The Anchorage School District and the Anchorage Education Association began bargaining on a new contract this week. The district and the teacher's union are discussing salaries, benefits and more. The initial proposals are far apart.

Duration: 00:01:45


Vigils Planned To Mourn 13-Year-Old Kake Girl’s Death

2/8/2013
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As the investigation into her death continues, candlelight vigils are planned across Alaska tonight (Friday) in memory of Mackenzie Howard. The 13-year-old Kake girl is believed to be a victim of murder in the small, Southeast village on Kupreanof Island.

Duration: 00:01:27


Troopers Investigating Kake Teenager’s Death As A Homicide

2/7/2013
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Alaska State Troopers are investigating the death of a 13-year-old girl in the small Southeast community of Kake as a homicide.

Duration: 00:00:58


Public Turns Out For Eielson Meetings

2/7/2013
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The Air Force is wrapping up a series of public meetings in Alaska tonight in North Pole. The scoping sessions are to identify issues to consider in an environmental impact statement for the proposed downsizing of Eielson Air Force Base. The cost savings of moving an F-16 squadron from Fairbanks to Anchorage have faced a range of opposition and questions at meetings in both communities.

Duration: 00:01:25


Court Hears Arguments In Port MacKenzie Rail Spur Case

2/7/2013
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Oral arguments were heard Thursday morning in federal district court in Anchorage on a challenge to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wetlands permit. The case centers on whether or not federal agencies have complied with Clean Water Act requirements for wetlands protection measures in approving the proposed Port MacKenzie railroad spur.

Duration: 00:00:39


Arctic Council To Finalize Oil Spill Preparedness Agreement

2/7/2013
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This coming May, the Arctic Council will meet in Sweden to finalize an international agreement on oil spill preparedness. In the meantime, questions are multiplying about the adequacy of existing oil spill response technology to deal with arctic conditions. And one of the primary tools, dispersants, are coming under attack from the marine conservation organization, Oceana, in a scientific report that was released this week in Anchorage at the Alaska Forum on the Environment.

Duration: 00:01:24


Cruise Ship Discharge Bill Awaits Public Comment

2/7/2013
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A piece of legislation that would roll back discharge regulations on cruise ships could appear on the Senate floor as early as next week. It’s already passed in the House, and today the Senate finance committee invited the public to comment on it.

Duration: 00:00:50


Five Teams Vying For Top Spot in Yukon Quest

2/7/2013
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Hugh Neff and Alan Moore are leading the Quest. But three teams rounding out a group of front runners are confident they can make up the time on the trail.

Duration: 00:00:38


Alaska News Nightly: February 7, 2013

2/7/2013
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Troopers Investigating Kake Teenager’s Death As A Homicide; Public Turns Out For Eielson Meetings; Court Hears Arguments In Port MacKenzie Rail Spur Case; Arctic Council To Finalize Oil Spill Preparedness Agreement; Cruise Ship Discharge Bill Awaits Public Comment; ‘Stand Your Ground’ Bill Resurfaces In Legislature; Lance Mackey Scratches From Yukon Quest; Five Teams Vying For Top Spot in Yukon Quest; Cleveland’s New Lava Dome Increases Eruption Risk

Duration: 00:08:54


Obama Nominates REI Chief Exec To Lead The Department of the Interior

2/6/2013
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President Barack Obama nominated REI chief executive Sally Jewell to lead the Department of the Interior today. It’s a Cabinet position with incredible influence over Alaska. And by virtually every account, the pick surprised everyone.

Duration: 00:04:55


Plane Crash Near Kalskag Injures Three

2/6/2013
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A Cessna 172 owned by the Kuspuk School District crashed on the Kuskokwim River on Tuesday. The pilot and both passengers were injured in the crash.

Duration: 00:01:27


EPA’s Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment Goes Back To The Drawing Board

2/6/2013
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The EPA has taken their Bristol Bay watershed assessment back to the drawing board for revisions. When finished, the assessment could become a basis for the EPA to veto the proposed Pebble mine, but a final version of the controversial study now won’t likely be completed until the end of the year.

Duration: 00:03:24


Skull Found Along Beach Near Umkumiute

2/6/2013
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Alaska State Troopers say a human skull was discovered on a beach near Toksook Bay this past September. The skull has been examined by archaeologist, Steven Street, with the Association of Village Council Presidents.

Duration: 00:00:29

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