Alaska News Nightly Tuesday Oct 9 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 @AKPublicNewsListen nowTwo Utqiaġvik whaling crew members die in apparent whaling accidentRavenna Koenig, Alaska’s Energy Desk – FairbanksNorth Slope Borough Mayor Harry K. Brower Jr. said that the Borough is not releasing details about the incident until all the facts are gathered and all family members have been notified.Public safety persists as top issue for Y-K Delta tribesAnna Rose MacArthur. KYUK – BethelThis time last year, there were eight Village Public Safety Officers across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Now there are nine, and one more is undergoing a background check as part of the application process. The region contains 56 tribes, and many don’t have any law enforcement at all.Poll shows challenger closing in on Rep. YoungLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.A new poll suggests Alaska Congressman Don Young, the most senior member of Congress, may be in a tight race.Republican Governors Association plays dominant role in Alaska campaign funding Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThe Republican Governors Association has paid more than two and a half million to a group backing Dunleavy’s campaign for governor.ConocoPhillips heralds first oil at Alaska petroleum reserveAssociated PressConocoPhillips Alaska has reached a milestone at the first drill site on federal leases within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.Ask A Climatologist: How much would society have to adjust to curb climate change?Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a special report that says, among other things, “limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.”How much can a city like Anchorage cut down on carbon?Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageOne place where there’s an effort to go greener is in Anchorage. The administration of mayor Ethan Berkowitz is moving forward on a new climate action plan, and simultaneously pursuing measures to reduce the city’s carbon emissions. The move comes at a time when cities and states are clashing with federal environmental policies, and developing their own climate initiatives.Kenai invocation policy ruled unconstitutionalAaron Bolton, KBBI – HomerAfter a roughly two-year court battle, a superior court judge ruled today that the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s invocation policy is unconstitutional.Anchorage School Board votes not to change school start timesWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageOn Monday night, the Anchorage School Board voted against changing school start times for the district.NPFMC may impose regulations on Southeast and GOA rental boatsAaron Bolton, KBBI – HomerThe North Pacific Fishery Management Council, or NPFMC, took a step during its meeting Monday toward regulating unguided boats that anglers pay to use for halibut fishing.Beadnose 409 crowned as the 2018 Fat Bear Week championWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThere is a new champion, fattest bear in Katmai.last_img

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