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Fisheries
5:11 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Togiak District Update: Things Picking Up

Bristol Bay’s massive sockeye run is basically over and the vast majority of fishermen have called it a season. However, there are still fishermen targeting the small sockeye run to the Togiak River. KDLG’s Mike Mason has this update.

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Environment
4:35 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Barrow Gets Earthquake Seismograph

An underground seismograph has been installed in Barrow to detect earthquakes across the continent.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

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Fisheries
4:27 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

2014 Fishing Season Reactions from Dillingham Harbor

Bristol Bay's massive sockeye salmon fishery is winding down. KDLG's Luke Brummer checked in with a few fishermen returning to the Dillingham Harbor and filed this report.
 

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Politics
4:14 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

New Bill Protects Minors in Alaska from Cyberbullying

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell signing a number of bills on July 16, 2014.
Credit Courtesy Alaska.gov

A new bill was recently signed into law in Alaska which will make it illegal for individuals to harass minors online. KDLG’s Luke Brummer has more.
 

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Fisheries
4:03 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Department of Natural Resources Recommends Acquiring Shore Fishery Lease

The Department of Natural Resources is recommending that Bristol Bay setnet fishermen protect the right to fish their sites by getting a shore-fishery lease from the State of Alaska. KDLG’s Luke Brummer has more.
 

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Fisheries
3:49 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Fish for Kids Program Continues on for its 7th Year

An annual program which donates salmon to area schools and organizations in Southwest Alaska held a special send off event on Thursday. KDLG’s Luke Brummer attended the event and filed this report.

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Politics
2:34 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Begich Continues to Push for Action Against Supreme Court Ruling

Last week saw the unsuccessful attempt to pass a reversal of the Supreme Court’s ruling that stated it was in fact constitutional for businesses to refuse certain kinds of birth control to its employees based on the religion of the owners.  However, some Democrats are still pushing forward with a new bill to help employees understand their insurance.

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Business
1:24 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Unemployment in Southwest Alaska is 13.4-Percent

Southwest Alaska continues to have the highest unemployment rate in the state. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

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Pebble Mine
1:14 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Act that Curbs EPA's 404(c) Authority Advances in House

Don Young debating the Regulatory Certainty Act of 2014
Credit House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

A measure that would reduce the Environmental Protection Agency’s 404(c) authority advanced through the House Transportation Committee last week.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

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Fisheries
6:12 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for July 18, 2014

Professor Bob Hansen teaching a class at Dartmouth College that uses the Bristol Bay sockeye fishery as a tool to teach students about supply and demand.
Credit Bob Hansen

The Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for July 18 includes details of the 404 C determination rolled out on Friday by the EPA and reaction to the $1.20 base price for sockeye caught this season in Bristol Bay.  The report also includes a story about a class at Dartmouth College that uses the Bristol Bay sockeye fishery as a case study to teach students about supply and demand.

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Education
3:27 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

UAF Unveils Oral History Exhibit on Exxon Valdez

Credit University of Alaska-Fairbanks

The Exxon-Valdez Oil Spill is the subject of a new oral history project by the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more on how the project got started and what perspectives it can offer on the incident.

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Pebble Mine
3:13 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Alaska Supreme Court Says Ballot Measure 4 Consitutional

A legal challenge has failed against a ballot measure that would make it more difficult to approve metallic sulfide mines in the Bristol Bay region.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

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Pebble Mine
11:54 am
Fri July 18, 2014

EPA Rolls Out Proposed Restrictions on the Pebble Mine

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy during a visit to Dillingham.
Credit Jason Sear

Very early this morning the Environmental Protection Agency released the details of how they plan to protect the Bristol Bay region from a proposed large open-pit copper mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

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Environment
4:17 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

UAF Study Shows Permafrost in Alaska Cools the Climate When Melted

Credit Katey Walter Anthony

A new study released by the University of Alaska Fairbanks shows arctic thermokarst lakes maintain climate change by storing greenhouse gases. 

The study published in the scientific journal Nature suggests arctic thermokarst lakes are “net climate coolers.” Thermokarst lakes are thawing bodies of water with ice-rich permafrost.  These bodies of water are formed when permafrost is melted and creates dips in the surface that then are filled with melted water. 

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Politics
2:36 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

EPA Can't Garnish Wages, Young Says

Credit Congressman Don Young

The EPA recently lost its ability to garnish wages for certain types of debts.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

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