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Midday Report – January 29, 2024

Pete Kaiser celebrates his eighth Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race victory with his dogs in Bethel, Alaska on January 28th, 2024.

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Congresswoman Mary Peltola was in Alaska to kick off her reelection campaign. Lawmakers are considering a measure that would tighten residency requirements for Alaska hunting and fishing licenses. And mushers pushed through 30-below temperatures to finish the 45th running of the Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race. Pete Kaiser celebrates his eighth Kuskokwim …

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Midday Report – January 25, 2024

The village of Newtok

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines:  The war in Ukraine has resulted in the loss of Russian input to an international Arctic monitoring project. The leadership of the Anchorage Economic Development Corp. is advocating for the creation of a new 3% city sales tax. And the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is calling on Congress to streamline federal …

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Alaska Fisheries Report 25 January 2024

actory Trawlers like the F/T Alaska Ocean, pictured here in Dutch Harbor in 2023, harvest Alaska pollock in the Bering Sea and process it onboard, producing fillets, surimi and fish oil all aboard the ship.

This week on The Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines:  Theo Greenly’s extensive interview with Wesley Loy about the pollock TAC for KUCB, and Davis Hovey’s report on the end of the Kodiak Tanner crab season from KMXT.   Factory Trawlers like the F/T Alaska Ocean, pictured here in Dutch Harbor in 2023, harvest Alaska pollock in the Bering Sea …

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Midday Report – January 24, 2024

Fr. Michael Trefon Jr. leads a service for Russian Orthodox Epiphany on Jan. 19, 2024 at St. Sophia Orthodox Church in Bethel, Alaska. The Epiphany is a Russian Orthodox holiday that commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the river Jordan.

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: A wave of cold weather across Alaska has brought subzero temperatures and higher demand for homeless shelters. The Alaska House of Representatives’ Republican-led majority caucus unveiled and quickly advanced a package of education reforms last week. And The Feast of Theophany is one of three major Orthodox Christian celebrations, along with Christmas …

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Midday Report – January 23, 2024

Folk Festival Bear.

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: The 35th annual Anchorage Folk Festival got underway this past weekend.  A domestic violence organization in Anchorage is training people in the beauty industry to recognize signs of domestic abuse and offer support. And an exhibit at the Anchorage Museum spotlighting the history of Filipino Americans in Alaska was defaced last week. …

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Midday Report – January 22, 2024

Mt. Edgecumbe. Photo Alaska Volcano Observatory.

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: The Denali Highway is being regularly groomed for winter recreation. Research work on the Mt. Edgecumbe crater has shed some light on what may be happening below the mountain. And the homeless shelter in Kotzebue has closed as temperatures plunge.. Mt. Edgecumbe. Photo Alaska Volcano Observatory.

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Midday Report – January 19, 2024

Ettin Briar competing in a pinball tournament at the Bearcade in Juneau. August 29, 2023. (Photo by Yvonne Krumrey/KTOO)

On today’s Midday Report with host Brian Venua: The Alaska Legislature on Thursday failed to override a veto by Gov. Mike Dunleavy that erased $87 million in education funding. The University of Alaska has begun the process of fulfilling its long stalled federal land grant. And this weekend  Sitka will host the first ever Alaska state pinball championship. Ettin Briar …

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Midday Report – January 18, 2024

UAF photo by JR Ancheta Matthew Wooller, a professor in the UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, sits among mammoth tusks in the collection at the University of Alaska Museum of the North.

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Scientists at University of Alaska Fairbanks say a prehistoric mammoth spent her life near human hunting camps. Following an emotional 6-day trial, a Ketchikan Superior Court closed the book on a 30-year cold case that had haunted the city. And North Slope oil production is projected to rise significantly in the coming …

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Midday Report – January 17, 2024

A snow cloud over the Behrends neighborhood during an avalanche on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024 (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Whitcomb)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Dillingham police say the man accused of firing a shotgun at the local hospital on Sunday had also allegedly set fire to his girlfriend’s bedroom that same morning. Avalanche activity was high in Juneau yesterday after more than 30 inches of snow fell over the weekend. And debates over education funding dominated as …

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