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7:25 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Bill Approved in the House to Extend a Hiring Preference to More Veterans

The Alaska House of Representatives approved legislation Wednesday intended to allow more veterans to take advantage of hiring preferences. Senate Bill 145 was approved unanimously by the Senate back in March and a slightly different version of the bill was approved unanimously by the House on Wednesday.

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Environment
5:18 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

High Mercury Levels Found in Lake Trout from Lake Clark

Lake trout from Lake Clark are found to have high levels of mercury.
Credit Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

A new study shows that lake trout in the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve have mercury levels that exceed the state and national standards for consumption by women and children. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

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Crime and Safety
2:50 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Legislation Approved to Allow VPSO's to Carry Guns

The Alaska Legislature has approved legislation that would allow Village Public Safety Officers in Alaska to carry guns. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

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Politics
4:48 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Effort Underway to Extend the Buffer Zone Between Schools and Liquor Stores

The Alaska House of Representatives signed off on legislation Monday that would extend the buffer zone between schools and businesses that sell alcohol. Current law prohibits alcohol sales within 200 feet of schools and churches.

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Politics
4:19 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

"Transfer on Death" Deeds Approved by the Alaska House

Representative Max Gruenberg from Anchorage is the prime sponsor of House Bill 60 to allow the use of "Transfer on Death" deeds in Alaska.
Credit Alaska House Minority Caucus

The members of the Alaska House of Representatives voted unanimously Monday in favor of a bill that would give Alaskans a new way to transfer property upon a person’s death. House Bill 60 would add Alaska to the list of 23-other states that recognize “Transfer on Death” deeds.

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Business
2:51 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

The Nushagak Cooperative Fails to Find a Renewable Energy Project to Support

Nushagak Cooperative CEO Mike Megli speaking at the recent annual meeting in Dillingham.
Credit Nushagak Cooperative

For many years the staff and Board of Directors for the Nushagak Cooperative have been trying to identify renewable energy projects that could be developed in the Dillingham area. So far those efforts have not resulted in a suitable project being found. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

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Politics
1:21 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

House Minority Democrats Outline End of Session Priorities

Representative Sam Kito the 3rd is a member of the House Minority Caucus, which is working to increase public education funding by over $400-dollars per student in the next fiscal year.
Credit KTOO

The members of the Alaska Legislature are working frantically this week to wrap up their work before the scheduled end of the session in Sunday. The House Minority Caucus outlined their priorities for the last few day’s during a press conference Tuesday morning. KDLG’s Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

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Crime and Safety
2:09 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Kokhanok Woman Found Dead in Jail Cell

DILLINGHAM:  Amanda Kernak, 24, of Kokhanok, was found unresponsive in her room at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center during a routine security check on April 10.

The Alaska Bureau of Investigations Major Crimes Unit was notified at 1:35 a.m.. Authorities said lifesaving efforts were attempted without success, and Kernak was later pronounced deceased. No foul play is suspected, and next of kin have been notified.

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Environment
11:41 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Non-profit Vet Clinic Operates on Record Number of Dillingham Pets

Dr. Kate Pillsbury and volunteer Yvonne Leutwyler (and one unidentified four-legged patient)

The Alaska Rural Veterinary Outreach brought three volunteer vets to town last weekend for a low-cost spay, neuter, and wellness clinic.

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Crime and Safety
11:12 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Man Arrested for Stealing Drugs from Togiak Clinic

DILLINGHAM: George Washington Kase, 25, originally of Dillingham, was arrested Friday afternoon in Togiak for alleging breaking into the village clinic pharmacy and stealing prescription medications.

Kase had been employed as a peer mentor at the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation’s Behavioral Health Center, and had been speaking to others about addiction and recovery. The hospital said he was fired following the arrest Friday.

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Politics
8:56 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Legislature Votes to Create Dr. Walter Soboleff Day in Alaska

Walter Soboleff passed away in 2011 at the age of 102.
Credit Sea Alaska

The Alaska Legislature has finalized work on a bill that would name November 14th as Walter Soboleff Day in Alaska. He was a revered Tligit elder and religious leader.

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Politics
2:28 pm
Sat April 12, 2014

Scathing Public Testimony About the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Legislation

A map of the proposed Alaska LNG pipeline route.

The members of the Alaska Legislature enter the final week of the session with a number of high priority items still unfinished. Perhaps the most significant item for the future of Alaska is the proposed natural gas pipeline deal. KDLG’s Mike Mason has this update on the progress of the pipeline legislation.

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Business
6:59 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Another Company Will Enter the Heating Fuel Market in Dillingham

The Nushagak Cooperative is working with Vitus Marine to help facilitate the company entering the local fuel distribution market in Dillingham. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

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Environment
3:49 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Shishaldin Volcano Continues to Erupt

A map of volcano's in the Aleutian Islands.
Credit AVO

The Shishaldin Volcano on Unimak Island continues to erupt. But the eruption is considered low-level. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

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Business
2:43 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Alaska Sets an Employment Record

Alaska recorded its highest employment rate ever in late summer of last year. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

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