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AK Beat: Avalanche warning issued for Turnagain as snowstorm rolls in

Sat, 2014-01-04 14:23
AK Beat: Avalanche warning issued for Turnagain as snowstorm rolls in The warning for the Turnagain area south of Anchorage will begin 5 p.m. Saturday and stay in place 24 hours. The chance of avalanches will increase as an expected two feet of snow accumulates on the mountainsides. January 4, 2014

Study: Dogs accompanied humans across the Bering Land Bridge

Sat, 2014-01-04 13:34
Study: Dogs accompanied humans across the Bering Land Bridge Based on evidence that includes dog remains discovered in Interior Alaska permafrost, a new study suggests North American dogs have more DNA in common with Eurasian wolves than North American ones, suggesting they came with the earliest humans.January 4, 2014

Former Dimond star Hines starts for Iona, explodes with 19 points

Sat, 2014-01-04 13:04
Former Dimond star Hines starts for Iona, explodes with 19 points The game against Northern Iowa was the first time Ryden Hines was in the starting five for Iona, a reward from the coaches for his patience, perseverance and practice habits. The former Dimond High star responded with the game of his life.January 4, 2014

One trunk. Many branches. Cyrano’s The Syringa Tree.

Sat, 2014-01-04 11:12

Nava Sarracino in Pamela Gien’s The Syringa Tree

Cyrano’s Theatre Company presents The Syringa Tree by Pamela Gien, a one-woman tour-de-force in which actor Nava Sarracino portrays twenty-four characters from two families during early apartheid to present-day free South Africa. Nava and Director Dick Reichman join Stage Talk this week to share how this play came about and how Nava approaches the challenges of such a demanding role.

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Family, friends fear worst for missing Palmer man

Fri, 2014-01-03 21:35
Family, friends fear worst for missing Palmer man Alaska State Troopers are still investigating the disappearance of 32-year-old Corey Newell, but his friends and family fear he was the victim of foul play.January 3, 2014

Danish shipper plans more Arctic trips

Fri, 2014-01-03 21:06
Danish shipper plans more Arctic trips The Nordic Orion is the only bulk carrier to have made a full transit of the Northwest Passage, according to records since 1903. The ship's owner plans more voyages, potentially leading a wave of new ship traffic. January 3, 2014

VIDEO: Join a Bering Sea bowhead whale hunt for an up-close view

Fri, 2014-01-03 21:05
VIDEO: Join a Bering Sea bowhead whale hunt for an up-close view

A whaler from the Alaska village of Savoonga, whose crew appears to have landed the biggest whale in Alaska this year, has turned seldom-seen images of a Bering Sea whale hunt into a powerful video.

January 3, 2014

Happy 55th birthday, Alaska!

Fri, 2014-01-03 19:34
Happy 55th birthday, Alaska! Fifty-five years ago, President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed Alaska part of the Union, thereby establishing the 49th state.January 3, 2014

Arctic Port Feasibility Study Expected In March

Fri, 2014-01-03 18:11

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expected to release a feasibility study on an Arctic port in early March, according to Corps spokeswoman Lorraine Cordova.

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Election Year Ramps Up

Fri, 2014-01-03 18:09

With 2014 underway, we now entered an election year. Alaskans will be choosing a governor, a lieutenant governor and as always, deciding whether to re-elect Alaska Congressman Don Young. But national attention, and money, is already focused on the U.S. Senate race.

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Slow to Moderate Job Growth Forecasted This Year In Alaska

Fri, 2014-01-03 18:07

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development predicts that the state’s economy will grow only a little this year, with just 1,500 jobs added.

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State Urges Residents To Get Flu Vaccine

Fri, 2014-01-03 18:05

In the last two months, the Center for Disease Control has seen a rising trend in reports of acute respiratory illness in young and middle-age patients across the country. In Alaska, hundreds of cases of flu have been reported and the state is urging residents to get the flu vaccine, continuing their fee waiver to entice more participation.

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Nome Completes Annual Bird Count

Fri, 2014-01-03 18:03

This weekend wraps up the 114th Christmas Bird Count. Around 50 communities in Alaska participated in the annual event, adding to decades of data collection. Nome completed its count at sundown on New Year’s Eve.

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Mild Weather Helps Unalaska’s Christmas Bird Count Expand

Fri, 2014-01-03 18:01

The bird count in the Aleutians was also aided by mild weather.

Winter is running late in Unalaska this year – and that was good news for those helping with the annual count last Saturday. Such mild weather meant the counters were able to tally the island’s birds in places they usually can’t get to.

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AK: History

Fri, 2014-01-03 18:00

In December, Juneau writer and English professor, Ernestine Hayes, released her new book Juneau from Arcadia Publishing. The book tells the history of the capitol city through pictures with elaborate captions. It’s a departure from her usual writing style. But the book builds on her effort to clarify the history of Native people.

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300 Villages: Tununak

Fri, 2014-01-03 17:58

This week, we’re heading to the community of Tununak, on Nelson Island. James James is the tribal administrator for the Native Villages of Tununak.

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Alaska News Nightly: January 3, 2014

Fri, 2014-01-03 17:57

Individual news stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via emailpodcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.

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Arctic Port Feasibility Study Expected In March

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expected to release a feasibility study on an Arctic port in early March, according to Corps spokeswoman Lorraine Cordova.

Election Year Ramps Up

Liz Ruskin, APRN – Washington DC

With 2014 underway, we now entered an election year. Alaskans will be choosing a governor, a lieutenant governor and as always, deciding whether to re-elect Alaska Congressman Don Young. But national attention, and money, is already focused on the U.S. Senate race.

Slow to Moderate Job Growth Forecasted This Year In Alaska

Mike Mason, KDLG – Dillingham

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development predicts that the state’s economy will grow only a little this year, with just 1,500 jobs added.

State Urges Residents To Get Flu Vaccine

Zachariah Hughes, KNOM – Nome

In the last two months, the Center for Disease Control has seen a rising trend in reports of acute respiratory illness in young and middle-age patients across the country. In Alaska, hundreds of cases of flu have been reported and the state is urging residents to get the flu vaccine, continuing their fee waiver to entice more participation.

Nome Completes Annual Bird Count

Anna Rose MacArthur, KNOM – Nome

This weekend wraps up the 114th Christmas Bird Count. Around 50 communities in Alaska participated in the annual event, adding to decades of data collection. Nome completed its count at sundown on New Year’s Eve.

Mild Weather Helps Unalaska’s Christmas Bird Count Expand

Annie Ropeik, KUCB – Unalaska

The bird count in the Aleutians was also aided by mild weather.

Winter is running late in Unalaska this year – and that was good news for those helping with the annual count last Saturday. Such mild weather meant the counters were able to tally the island’s birds in places they usually can’t get to.

AK: History

Scott Burton, KTOO – Juneau

In December, Juneau writer and English professor, Ernestine Hayes, released her new book Juneau from Arcadia Publishing. The book tells the history of the capitol city through pictures with elaborate captions. It’s a departure from her usual writing style. But the book builds on her effort to clarify the history of Native people.

300 Villages: Tununak

This week, we’re heading to the community of Tununak, on Nelson Island.  James James is the tribal administrator for the Native Villages of Tununak.

New Year's walk turns into sexual assault; 18-year-old jailed on $1 million bail

Fri, 2014-01-03 17:38
New Year's walk turns into sexual assault; 18-year-old jailed on $1 million bail The incident took place New Year's Day in the Oceanview area of Anchorage. Jessye Potts, 18, faces six counts of sexual assault. January 3, 2014

Citizen Ski Racing

Fri, 2014-01-03 16:00

Tour of Anchorage 2013 from ATMI on Vimeo.

You don’t have to be an Olympian to participate in a Nordic ski race. Anchorage has races for the rest of us, where fast skiers can duel at the front while older and less competitive skiers push their personal limits. The Tour of Anchorage is the biggest race of the year, with up to 2,000 contestants covering up to 50 kilometers, but local volunteers organize many other cross-country ski races during the winter that are open to anyone willing to try.

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Housing plans a long time coming: coalition

Fri, 2014-01-03 14:32
The Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition approves of the territorial government’s plan for more social housing.

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