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5:20 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Large Pink Salmon Harvests in the Nushagak District

Commercial fishermen appear to be having success in harvesting pink salmon in the Nushagak District. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

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Environment
4:56 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Alaska Department of Transportation Fined Over Hazardous Paint

Credit US Environmental Protection Agency

Due to improper disposal of highway paint, the Alaska Department of Transportation will have to pay a hefty environmental fine.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

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Environment
4:51 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Bear Put Down After Biting in Lake Clark

Part of Lake Clark National Park
Credit US Park Service

A brown bear had to be put down in Lake Clark National Park Wednesday after biting a visitor to a private lodge.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

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Politics
4:47 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

The Debate on Regulated Marijuana Continues

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Proposition 2 will legalize the sale and recreational use of marijuana for adults.  Proponents say it will lower conviction rates and raise money for the state.  Opponents say it will cause more crime and will cost the state more than it could raise. 

There are dozens of arguments for both sides of this bill.  In July, there was a recorded debate between an advocate of proposition two and an opponent.

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Politics
4:41 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Begich Testifies in Hearing on FEMA and Alaska Natives

Credit Senator Mark Begich

The government’s management of disasters and coordination with native tribes was the subject of a hearing in the US Senate Wednesday.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

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Environment
4:36 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

New Daily High Temp Recorded Wednesday in King Salmon

Wednesday was a very warm day across much of Southwest Alaska and 3 daily record highs were set. The high temperature in King Salmon was 80 degrees on Wednesday. That edges out the previous daily high temperature of 79-degrees set back in 2002.

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Education
11:28 am
Thu July 31, 2014

The University of Alaska System Tries New Program to Bring in Out of State Students

Credit University of Alaska System

The University of Alaska is trying a new program aimed at bringing students from the Lower 48 with family ties in Alaska to head north. 

This fall will see the beginning of a new two year program called “Come Home to Alaska.”  Out of state students applying to the University of Alaska will be able to pay in state tuition if they have parents or grandparents that are residents of the state.  This program would save an out of state student over $13,000 for 30 undergraduate credits per year.

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Fisheries
5:29 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Good Sockeye Harvests Recorded in the Togiak District

A map of the Togiak Commercial Fishing District.
Credit ADF&G

Normally the sockeye fishery in the Togiak District would be winding down about now. But as KDLG’s Mike Mason reports… the sockeye run continues to show up with some strength.

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Business
4:54 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

National Construction Employment Numbers May Not Reflect Alaska

Credit AGC

National unemployment numbers for the construction industry may not reflect those of Alaska.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

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Fisheries
4:29 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Sustainability Standard Proposed in Draft Magnuson Stevens Act Reauthorization

More U.S. seafood could be labeled as sustainable if language being considered in the U.S. Senate is ultimately added to the legislation that governs federal fisheries. KDLG’s Mike Mason reports.

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Health
4:21 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

DHSS Offers Waivers for Immunization Fees in August

Credit Department of Health and Social Services

August is National immunization Awareness Month.  State public health centers, the Municipality of Anchorage and Maniilaq Association will waive all immunization administration fees for state-provided vaccines during the month.

National Immunization Awareness Month is an attempt to focus on the value of immunization during a life time while celebrating the achievements of immunization programs. 

Acting Chief of the Section of Public of Health Nursing for the State of Alaska Linda Worman says there are several groups of people that qualify for the waivers.

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Environment
2:22 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Senator Murkowski Meets with New Arctic Representative

Admiral Robert Papp and Senator Lisa Murkowski
Credit Senator Murkowski's Office

Senator Lisa Murkowski met this week with the United States’ first Special Representative to the Arctic, Admiral Robert Papp.  Murkowski and Papp spoke about his priorities in the Arctic.

Admiral Papp started his Coast Guard career 40 years ago in Adak.  He admitted that his knowledge of Alaska was limited.  However, Papp said whenever he visited he would meet the people in the towns he stayed in to learn more. He said in the last four year he has visited Alaska to learn the culture of Alaska and learn as much as he can.

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Business
5:19 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

A USDA Representative is in the Bristol Bay Region This Week

Kitty Cardwell is the National Program Leader for the USDA's Small Business Innovation Research Program.
Credit USDA

A high-ranking official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture is in the Bristol Bay region this week to discuss a seldom used program focused specifically on helping small businesses overcome challenges. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

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Fisheries
3:44 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Pink Salmon Run Total Pushes 446 Thousand

Large numbers of pink salmon are being targeted by fishermen in the Nushagak District of Bristol Bay as of Sunday. KDLG’s Luke Brummer has the details.
 

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Education
3:38 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Igiugig Recieves Historic Preservation Grant

Credit National Park Service

The National Park Service has just released this year’s group of historic preservation grants.  The funds are used by a variety of Native Americans for preserving physical sites as well as culture.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more on the grants as well as an Alaska village making use of one.

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