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Judge suspends controversial federal Cook Inlet lease sale, citing impacts on beluga whales

The landmark Inflation Reduction Act mandated the federal oil and gas lease sale. But the agency offering it fell short, the judge ruled.
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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, July 17, 2024

The state's review of shooting footage draws criticism. Plus, a Cook Inlet lease sale is on hold to consider the impact on endangered whales.
Alaska Native Dancers.

An expansion underway at the Alaska Native Heritage Center includes a new healing garden and a subsistence kitchen

The center’s president said the new offerings will help Alaska Natives pass down traditional knowledge.
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Alaska officials say they’re working to speed up investigations of police shootings

So far this year, officers have shot nine people during responses, killing six of them. Five of those shootings involved Anchorage police.
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1 missing, 4 safe after boat capsizes near Noorvik

Dozens of searchers are looking for 30-year-old Brandon Sheldon on the Kobuk River north of Noorvik after Monday's capsize, troopers said.
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‘Strange’ bald eagle attacks at Kodiak harbor cause multiple injuries

Kodiak officials have asked people to keep an eye on the sky at St. Herman Harbor after the attacks, some of which have left people needing sutures.
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Arctic air brings historically cold July temperatures to Bethel

This summer is the first time in more than 50 years that Bethel has seen back-to-back July days with highs that didn’t top 50 degrees.

Co-parenting after divorce or separation | Line One

Host Prentiss Pemberton speaks with parenting coordinator and mediator Bettsie Wild about co-parenting on this Line One.

Statewide initiative would restore Alaska campaign finance limits

Alaska's latest campaign finance limits were struck down three years ago by federal judges. Citizens Against Money in Politics hopes to create new ones.
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Anchorage Assembly to APD: Publish recordings of recent police shootings and revise body camera policy

Police Chief Sean Case said he intends to discuss changes at the end of the week and have the new policy in place on July 22.
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Assembly confirms Anchorage’s new police chief and municipal attorney

Assembly members lauded both Police Chief Sean Case and Municipal Attorney Eva Gardner. They were confirmed in 10-0 votes.
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9th Circuit to hear oral arguments on Southeast king salmon troll fishery lawsuit

Federal judges will hear oral arguments Thursday in an appeal of a ruling that threatened to halt the Southeast troll fishery for king salmon.
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Juneau police seek assault suspect as missing person

Corey B. Coleman of Juneau is listed as missing. He is a suspect at large for an assault earlier this year.
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Division of Elections clears Southwest Alaska legislative candidate after complaint

Darren Deacon, the subject of the complaint, supplied housing, travel and employment records showing his residency in Kalskag.
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Snake-like procession of insect larvae spotted again in Interior Alaska

The unusual lines of moving gnat larvae were first reported in Fairbanks in 2007, with sporadic sightings ever since.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, July 16, 2024

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Celebrating disability pride in 2024 | Talk of Alaska

We speak with disability advocates about their top priorities, and the celebrations ahead, on this Talk of Alaska.
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Alaska oil and gas watchdog again fines Hilcorp for Cook Inlet violation

The $86,000 fine, issued Friday, is the fourth levied against Alaska's second-largest North Slope oil and gas producer this year.
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‘The Hungry Games’ offers viewers another helping of Katmai National Park fat bears

The streaming series “The Hungry Games: Alaska's Big Bear Challenge” follows stars of the park’s Fat Bear Week as they bulk up for winter.
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Coast Guard crews spot 4 Chinese warships near Aleutian Islands

Coast Guardsmen aboard the cutter Kimball and a search plane saw the warships in international waters of the Bering Sea on July 6 and 7.
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Food prices are no longer rising as much — but here’s why it might not feel that way

Food prices have largely leveled off, but many people are still frustrated when they go to their local grocery store.
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Long-term boost to Alaska’s Head Start early childhood program trimmed by veto

Care providers say the money is going to salaries to retain teachers and keep centers open.
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Who is J.D. Vance, the Republican nominee for vice president?

The father of three is currently the junior senator of Ohio, and author of the 2016 memoir, "Hillbilly Elegy," a New York Times bestseller.
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A proposed Anchorage sales tax could fund projects from a children’s museum to a public sauna

Supporters of Project Anchorage told a business-minded audience Monday that the 3% tax could be used to improve residents’ quality of life.
A woman gives out food.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, July 15, 2024

Police shoot an armed man in Downtown Juneau. Also, An Anchorage nonprofit hopes tiny homes will help shelter homeless residents. And, Anchorage police propose a 45-day timeline to release body camera footage of critical incidents.

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