Alaska News Nightly Thursday Jan 4 2018

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @aprnListen nowTrump administration proposes vast increase to offshore oil leasing in AlaskaElizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageThe Trump administration rolled out a proposal today to hold the largest number of offshore oil and gas lease sales nationwide in U.S. history. It could mean more waters off Alaska’s shores are available for oil development than ever before.Uncertainty in Alaska as Trump administration upends cannabis policyZachariah Hughes and Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe Department of Justice announced that it will rescind an Obama-era decision that helped open the door to commercial cannabis industries in states like Alaska. Now, stakeholders are trying to figure out what comes next.Alaska state regulators urge caution to investors eyeing cryptocurrenciesAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO-Alaska Public Media – JuneauCryptocurrencies like bitcoin are drawing interest as investments. State regulators issued a statement advising investors to approach them with caution.Ambulance, vehicle crash kills 1 in WasillaAssociated PressAt least one person is dead and others have been injured in a collision between an ambulance and a privately owned vehicle in Wasilla.Popular new pet trend driving antler theft in AnchorageZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchoragePieces of antlers and horns are sold as a healthy, all-natural chew snack for dogs, but some hunters in states like Alaska say the new market is having unintended consequences as antlers are stolen to meet demand.Halibut commission might tighten catch limitsAssociated PressRegulators are considering reducing the amount of halibut that fishermen are allowed to catch along the Pacific coast next year.Patterson siblings inch closer to Olympics with US National winsEmily Russell, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe US Cross Country Nationals kicked off on Wednesday at Anchorage’s Kincaid Park. The races are the last chance for many skiers hoping to qualify for the Olympics next month in South Korea and a pair of siblings took home national titles.Ask a Climatologist: 2017 was hot around the globe, warm in AlaskaAnnie Feidt, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageAcross the globe, 2017 was the second hottest year on record- just behind 2016- according to a European Union monitoring center. Temperatures in Alaska last year were a bit more moderate. 2017 was the 13th warmest year on record.last_img

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