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  1. Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018Read the original story

    Thursday | APRN

    The rising cost of Medicaid to the state of Alaska has been the target of criticism during the first two days of Senate Finance Committee hearings. The state added $100 million in additional Medicaid expense for this year after the Legislature passed the budget.

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  2. Alaska Board of Fisheries navigates - uncharted territory' for Southeast's king salmonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | APRN

    All eyes are on the Board of Fisheries as they deliberate conservation strategies for king salmon, which are returning in poor numbers across Southeast. Steve Heinl and Ed Jones presented Jan. 15 on the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's draft action plans.

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  3. Among 100-plus proposals, Sitka's sac roe herring fishery a top issueRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 17 | APRN

    The Sitka sac roe herring fishery operates just beyond the windows where the Board of Fish is seated. The industry wants the current management plan to stay in place, while a local cohort calling themselves the "Herring Rock Water Protectors" has aligned with Sitka Tribe of Alaska for more conservative management.

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  4. Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018Read the original story

    Wednesday Jan 17 | APRN

    Alaska Senate Republican leaders are pointing to rising oil prices as confirmation that their reticence to a proposed income tax was right. But the chamber's leading Democrat says relying on oil gains would be shortsighted.

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  5. Board of Fisheries requires daily bag limits for subsistence shrimp harvestRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 17 | APRN

    The Alaska Board of Fisheries voted Sunday to limit the subsistence shrimp harvest in Hoonah Sound to 10 gallons per day, per household. The Alaska Board of Fisheries has decided to limit the amount of shrimp harvested and require a non-commercial household permit for subsistence fishing.

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  6. Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 16 | APRN

    The second session of the Alaska's 30th Legislature began today, with the caucus leaders expressing hope that this year will be more productive than 2017. There are now three finalists on the short-list to fill the state Senate seat left vacant by Mike Dunleavy.

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  7. Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 11 | APRN

    In just three weeks, there has been a profound shift in the landscape for energy and environment issues in Alaska, with at least four big developments since December 20, largely thanks to the Trump administration. Gov. Bill Walker will pick one of three finalists to fill the Alaska House seat for District 40, left vacant by Dean Westlake when he resigned after accusations of harassing female aides.

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  8. A flurry of private donations for Sitkaa s historic cathedralRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 11 | APRN

    Father Ishmael Andrew is the new priest at St. Michael's Cathedral in Sitka. He led parish members in the starring tradition on Orthodox Christmas, going door to door with a silver star and spiritual songs.

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  9. Trump's offshore drilling plans rattle coastal communities across AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 7 | APRN

    Shell's Polar Pioneer leaving Dutch Harbor on Oct. 12, 2015, heading for Washington state. For years, the debate over offshore drilling in Alaska has focused on the Arctic.

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  10. Trollers call for chinook management - with a scalpel, not a sledgehammer'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 2 | APRN

    Trollers in Sitka's Eliason Harbor. Extended king closures worry many. "There's so much down time that a guy's got to get another job," troller Caven Pfeiffer told the Sitka Advisory Committee.

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  11. AK: Anchoragea s thriving skateboard scene retreats undergroundRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 29 | KSKA

    A skateboarder kickflips over a bike-rack inside a chilly underground parking garage with patches of ice and snow on the ground Alaska doesn't come to mind as an incubator for skateboard talent. Even properly urban patches are mired in cold, dark and variable weather for the majority of the year.

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  12. Shellfish first, finfish second at Sitka meeting of Board of FishRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 28 | APRN

    Changes to fisheries for crab, shrimp and other shellfish will be first on the agenda for a meeting of the Board of Fish in Sitka in January. The Board decides changes to commercial, sport and personal-use fisheries around the state.

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  13. Kake hydro gets boost in governor's budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 28 | APRN

    Diesel generators in the Kake Powerhouse provide electricity to the town's residents. The Gunnuk Creek hydroproject would replace about half of the power.

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  14. Walker budget proposes fix for spring ferry funding foul-upRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2017 | APRN

    The ferry Malaspina makes a rare appearance near downtown Sitka in 2010. All marine highway vessels will have to shut down this spring if a budget gap isn't filled.

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  15. Does Sitka's Baranov statue impress or oppress?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2017 | APRN

    Alexander Baranov was the first general manager of the Russian-American Company, and the statue of him was erected to honor the role of commerce in Sitka's past. Earlier this fall - right around the October Alaska Day Festival - a group of Sitkans renewed a conversation about a piece of bronze art in heart of downtown.

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  16. Staggeringly low forecasts for king salmon in the StikineRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2017 | APRN

    The Alaska Department of Fish and Game expects considerably lower numbers of Chinook salmon for the Stikine and Taku Rivers. The department forecasts there will be less than 7,000 Chinook salmon making it back to spawn in the Stikine River near Wrangell next year and just 5,000 in the Taku River near Juneau.

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  17. Two more acres of land protected at Potter Marsh wildlife refugeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2017 | APRN

    One of Anchorage's most popular birding spots, Potter Marsh gets more than 150,000 visitors each year. In Alaska, conversations about land conservation often involve thousands of acres that are hundreds of miles from the nearest city.

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  18. Test results point to achievement gaps among Sitka's studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2017 | APRN

    Sitka co-assistant superintendent Sarah Ferrency explains the methodology behind district testing. Rationalizing the dip in scores following the adoption of new standards in 2012 she said, "Let's be realistic.

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  19. Sitkaa s Alaska Day soundtrack includes pipes and drumsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2017 | APRN

    Nearly half of the Seattle Firefighters Pipes and Drums came to Sitka to perform during Alaska Day. Pipers include Hilton Almond, Dirk Halliwill, Mark Colley, Luke Schultz, Daniel Wade, Craig Warren, and Mike Mihata.

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  20. Emergency radio kit from Southeast Alaska sent to help Puerto Rico broadcasterRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2017 | APRN

    Last Monday, a radio engineer in Juneau loaded four nondescript black cases into a truck and drove it to air cargo. It was one of three emergency radio broadcasting kits of its kind, designed in Southeast Alaska.

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