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11:56 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Young Blocks Attempts to Defund Denali Commission

Credit Congressman Don Young

An attempt to defund the Denali Commission in the House of Representatives has failed.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

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Politics
3:38 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Job Training Legislation Passes Congress; Young Votes in Favor

Credit Congressman Don Young

A new piece of job training legislation, which reauthorizes a Clinton-era act, has passed the US House.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

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Fisheries
3:34 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

The Port Moller Test Fishery Extended Another Day

Sockeye caught as part of the Port Moller Test Fishery.
Credit Mike Mason

Sockeye catches through the Port Moller Test Fishery dropped off a bit on Wednesday compared to the huge catches recorded on Tuesday. 136-sockeye were caught on Wednesday. The catch at station 2 was 32-sockeye. That’s the largest daily catch of the season at that station.

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Environment
3:28 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Veniaminof Volcano Quiet, AVO Says

Veniaminof in August, 2013
Credit Game McGimsey and Alaska Volcano Observatory

Recent reports indicate that Veniaminof Volcano is relatively calm.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has the details.

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Politics
2:56 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Begich Cosponsors Bill to Reverse Supreme Court Ruling

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, stating that closely-held companies do not have to pay for their employees’ birth control.   In response, a number of senators, including US Senator Mark Begich, are now working together to pass a bill that will make it illegal for a company to deny workers specific health benefits, like birth control.

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Pebble Mine
1:40 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Tribal Group Announces Pebble Lawsuit Intervention

UTBB leaders in Washington, D.C. in December of 2013.
Credit Courtesy: UTBB Facebook

The United Tribes of Bristol Bay recently announced it would intervene in a lawsuit filed by the Pebble Limited Partnership against the EPA’s use of its Clean Water Act authority in order to stop development of the proposed Pebble Mine. The group of tribes announced the move to help protect the strength of the clean water act. Heather Kendall-Miller is the Senior Staff Attorney for the Native American Rights Fund, which represents the tribal organization.

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Environment
10:57 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Denali Park Biologists Show Wolf Population Depends on Breeding Female Wolves

Credit Denali National Park and Preserve

The Journal of Animal Ecology released a publication this week stating the gender and size of a breeding wolf can have a huge effect on a determining whether a pack will continue. 

Biologists at the Denali National Park and Preserve noticed that wolf sightings would drop after the death of a breeding female.   Wildlife Biologist with the Denali National Park and Preserve and graduate student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Bridget Borg says the long term project she works on monitors the wolf population in Denali Park.

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Politics
4:52 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Murkowski Faces Difficulties with Sportsmen's Legislation

A hunting and fishing bill has unexpectedly advanced straight to the US Senate Floor, before any Senators could offer amendments.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

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Health
4:46 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Foster Farms Issues Chicken Recall

Several batches of chicken have been recalled due to potential salmonella contamination.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

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Politics
4:39 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Millrock Completes Alaska Penninsula Survey

A Canadian mining company has just finished a preliminary physical survey on the Alaska Peninsula.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more on the news, as well as their methods.

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Crime and Safety
4:01 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Group of Aleautian Island Organizations Seeks to Curb Substance Abuse

Credit Courtesy Aleutians East Borough "In the Loop"

 

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Events & Information
3:27 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

4th Annual Salmonstock Preview

A scene from Brandi Carlile's set in 2013.
Credit Courtesy Salmonstock Facebook

 

 

An annual Alaskan eclectic music festival, promoting salmon issues, is fast approaching. KDLG’s Luke Brummer has this preview.

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Environment
3:24 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Alaska Fish Said to be Unaffected by Fukushima Accident

Any concerns of radiation from the Fukushima explosion in 2011 affecting the Alaskan seafood has been ruled out by the US Food and Drug Administration.

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services confirmed reports from the FDA.  Alaska’s State Veterinarian Robert Gerlach says the concern in the public was that the radiation would pass via water and through the fish.

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Environment
2:07 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

NOAA Monitoring Ocean Acidity Levels in Prince William Sound

The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration is teaming up with other environmental organizations to use new tools to study melting glaciers in Alaska’s Prince William Sound.  KDLG’s Thea Card has more.

NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, the University of Alaska and the Alaska Ocean Observing System are working together to look at ocean acidification in Alaska’s waters.  Ocean acidification is the process of ocean water becoming more acidic as a result of absorbing almost one third of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. 

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Fisheries
2:02 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

The Sockeye Run to Bristol Bay is 32-Million and Counting

The total sockeye run to Bristol Bay is 32-million fish strong and counting. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

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