Midday Report August 31, 2023

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: A man was sentenced to two years in federal prison this week for selling art made in the Philippines as authentic Alaska Native art.  Governor Mike Dunleavy has vetoed a bill that would ban firefighting foam containing PFAS.  And thousands of Alaskans are at risk of losing their Medicaid benefits this year–many because of paperwork issues.

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Artwork for sale at the Sealaska Heritage Institute shop on Friday, June 16, 2023, bears a label declaring it compliant with the Indian Arts and Crafts Act. The federal government has filed several recent cases in Alaska for violations of the act. (Photo by James Brooks/Alaska Beacon)
Artwork for sale at the Sealaska Heritage Institute shop on Friday, June 16, 2023, bears a label declaring it compliant with the Indian Arts and Crafts Act. The federal government has filed several recent cases in Alaska for violations of the act. (Photo by James Brooks/Alaska Beacon)

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