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Fisheries
5:21 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

The Bristol Bay Sockeye Run Has Exceeded 41-Million Fish

A fishing driftnet at sunset in Bristol Bay.
Credit Elijah Lawson

Bristol Bay’s massive sockeye fishery is not quite over as there are still fishermen scratching for an end to their season. The sockeye run to the Togiak District is also still coming in, which means the final numbers can still change. However, one thing is certain. This year’s run came in much larger than expected. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

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Education
4:48 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

UAF Vice President of Academic Affairs and Research Awarded Edith R. Bullock Prize

Credit University of Alaska Fairbanks

The University of Alaska Foundation announced the winner of this year’s Edith R. Bullock Prize is Dr. Dana Thomas. 

The Edith R. Bullock Prize was established by its namesake who served the University of Alaska for 30 years as a member of the UA Board of Regents and the foundation’s Board of Trustees.  The title includes a cash award and is the single largest award presented by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees each year.

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Politics
4:47 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Young Speaks Out at Migratory Bird Treaty Amendment Hearing

Alaska natives and the use of migratory bird parts was the subject of a legislative hearing in the US House Thursday.   KDLG's Chase Cavanaugh has more. 

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Environment
3:45 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

UAF Researchers Look at Alaska Frogs that Survive Extreme Cold

Credit Canadian Geographic

Researchers studying wood frogs have discovered the little vertebrates are able to survive incredibly cold temperatures.  

Alaska’s interior is home to wood frogs.  These amphibians create a hibernaculum, or a shelter occupied during the winter.  These shelters can sometimes remain at temperatures below freezing for more than six months with minimum temperatures of minus four degrees. 

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Politics
3:11 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Forum Held on Potential Repeal of SB 21

Earlier this month, a public forum was held in Juneau to discuss the potential repeal of SB21, the new oil tax regime signed into law by Governor Parnell in June.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more on the participants and their opinions on the upcoming ballot referendum. 

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Health
1:40 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

American Lung Association Releases New Report

Credit American Lung Associate

Smoking-related diseases cost Medicaid programs $833 million in taxpayer dollars per state in 2013. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the US and it costs the country up to $333 billion annually.  But one organization is trying to curb the amount of smokers in the country by focusing on the state level.  

The American Lung Associate released a new report that looks at the influence of the Affordable Care Act on smoking prevention.  The report takes a close look at each state and the way its health care system will help smokers quit. 

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Arts
12:21 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Round Island Fox Help Publicize Documentary in the Works

Credit Jonathan VanBallenberghe

A YouTube video of a fox on Round Island shows him playing with a GoPro camera.  The camera is getting footage for a bigger project that will look at the wildlife in Alaska.

Imagine a grassy field with a narrow path.  Suddenly a fox appears in the distance.  He’s curious and kind of adorable.  He jaunts over to your two or three hundred dollar camera, licks it, then picks it up with its mouth and runs away.

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Politics
12:45 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Begich Sponsors Mental Health First Aid Bill

Credit Senator Mark Begich

Mental health is the focus of a new bill introduced by U.S. Senator Mark Begich, specifically, mental health first aid.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

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Politics
7:00 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Begich Sponsors Duck Stamp Rate Hike

Credit Senator Mark Begich

One of the premier sources of funding for preserving wetlands may receive a rate increase.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

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Crime and Safety
5:17 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

5 Driftnet Vessels Seized in Togiak

A handful of commercial fishermen from Togiak have been accused of fishing illegally outside of the Togiak Commercial Fishing District. Last week the Alaska State Troopers served 4 search warrants in Togiak that resulted in the seizure of 4 driftnet vessels that the Troopers allege fished illegally from 1 to 2 miles outside of the Togiak District.

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Health
4:54 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Wawona Issues Peach Recall

Credit Wikimedia Commons

A major packing company has issued a recall for various types of stone fruits sold around the country.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

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Politics
4:43 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Begich Comments on Alaska LNG License Filing

Credit Senator Mark Begich

US Senator Mark Begich recently commented on the Alaska LNG Project’s filing for an export license.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more. 

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Crime and Safety
4:39 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

New Law Paves Way for VPSOs to Carry Guns

Two VPSOs on duty.
Credit Alaska State Troopers

When someone thinks of law enforcement, the first thing that comes to mind is the Alaska state troopers, followed by municipal police.  However, a not-so well-known group is Village Public Safety Officers, a group of first responders that serve in Alaska’s remote villages.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more on a new law that paves the way for arming these individuals.

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Crime and Safety
1:47 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

N&N Market in Dillingham Burglarized

An image of one of 2 suspects in Monday's burglary of the N&N Market in Dillingham.
Credit Dillingham Police Department

Law enforcement officials in Dillingham are asking for the public’s help in identifying 2 suspects that burglarized a popular local business very early Monday morning. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

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Fisheries
12:59 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Fishing for Pinks and Silvers in the Nushagak Districts Begins Wednesday

An unknown number of commercial fishermen plan to fish for pinks and silver salmon in the Nushagak District beginning Wednesday. KDLG’s Mike Mason has this preview.

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