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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

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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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Other
12:28 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

State of Alaska Food Emergency Preparation Underway

Credit State of Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Alaska is preparing an emergency food supply for communities across the state. The idea is to provide 40,000 people with three meals a day for one week. 

There are over 730,000 people in Alaska.   The majority of our food products, 95% in fact, come from out of state sources.  There are some places of the state that are only reachable by plane or by boat.  However, the Alaska Department of Homeland Security started a new program that will provide 40,000 people in the state with food for a week in the case of a state wide emergency.  

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Education
5:55 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Dartmouth College Uses Bristol Bay's Sockeye Fishery to Teach Students

Dartmouth Professor Bob Hansen teaching a class on July 17th that uses the Bristol Bay sockeye fishery as a tool to explain supply and demand.
Credit Bob Hansen

One of the most prestigious colleges in the United States is using Bristol Bay’s massive salmon fishery as a teaching tool. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

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Elections
5:18 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Sealaska Endorses Senator Begich for Reelection

The regional Native Corporation for Southeast Alaska is endorsing U.S. Senator Mark Begich in his bid for reelection. Seaalaska is also endorsing Byron Mallott for Governor. Sealaska cited Senator Begich’s seniority and effectiveness as reasons for the endorsement. Byron Mallott received the corporation’s endorsement because of his long-term involvement in rural and Native issues. Sealaska currently has over 21.6-thousand shareholders.

Crime and Safety
4:40 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

State Troopers Hold Fifth-Annual Relay for Charity

Credit Alaska State Troopers

Alaska State Troopers are gearing up to host a 650 mile outdoor relay.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

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Business
4:32 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Alaska LNG Project Applies for Export License

A state natural gas project has reached an important bureaucratic milestone.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

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Environment
3:38 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Alaska Department of Health Adds Species to "Unrestricted Consumption" List

Alaska has expanded its fish testing data and released new fish consumption guidelines.  The new guidelines increase the number of fish species on the “unrestricted consumption” list. 

The State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services released a report upgrading several species of fish to unrestricted status.  Some of the new fish include halibut up to 40 pounds, lingcod measuring up to 35 inches, big skate, black rockfish, broad whitefish, Dolly Varden, dusky rockfish, grayling, humpback whitefish and rough eye rockfish. 

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Fisheries
1:59 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

The King Salmon Run to the Nushagak River is Doing O.K.

The Bendix sonar equipment used at the Nushagak sonar site for more than 25 years printed estimate data on a ticker tape (upper left and right). The DIDSON technology the site now uses produces ultra sound-like video of fish (lower left and right).
Credit ADF&G

One of the largest king salmon runs in Alaska is the run to the Nushagak River. As KDLG’s Mike Mason reports, escapement has picked up in recent days but is still short of the Department of Fish and Game’s management priority.

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Environment
12:36 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Bat With Rabies Found on Prince of Wales Island, First in Eight Years

Credit Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Last week, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services released a health advisory because of a bat that was found with rabies.

Biologists on the Prince of Wales Island trapped several Keen’s myotis bats.  One appeared to be behaving strangely, and after testing, was found to have rabies.  This is only the third case of bat rabies in the state of Alaska-- the first was in 1993 and the second in 2006.  There are over 1000 different species of bats worldwide and only six species live in Alaska. 

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