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Midday Report February 03, 2023

Participants in a pro-education rally hold signs in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Monday night, Jan. 23, 2023. (James Brooks/Alaska Beacon)

On today’s Midday Report with host Kirsten Dobroth: A Senate Committee has proposed adding $1000 to the Base Student Allocation. Southeast Alaska has seen an uptick in fentanyl-laced pills. And Fairbanks’ only natural gas supplier signed a 20-year contract with Hilcorp to begin sourcing gas from the North Slope. Participants in a pro-education rally hold signs in front of the …

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Midday Report February 02, 2023

Renee Trafton, owner of Beak Restaurant in Sitka, Alaska

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: The Bureau of Land Management is inclined to allow the development of  the Willow project, to drill for oil on federal land in the Arctic. Sitka chef Renee Trafton is a finalist for a James Beard Award. And the Kenai Peninsula Board of Education has upheld the firing of a Soldotna physical …

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Midday Report February 01, 2023

The proposed Pebble Mine site, pictured in 2014. (Jason Sear/KDLG)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy repeated his goal to make Alaska the “most pro-life state in the country” yesterday. Gas supply from proven fields in Cook Inlet will only satisfy demand from Alaska’s main population center for about four more years. The Bristol Bay Native Corporation has cheered the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision …

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Midday Report January 31, 2023

Alohna Johnson of Nome receives the Fair Play Award at the Dene Stick Pull games

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: The 2023 Arctic Winter Games got underway in Wood Buffalo, Alberta Canada on Sunday night. A trial is set for late summer in the criminal case involving the deaths of two teenagers in a crash on Unalaska’s Mount Ballyhoo nearly four years ago. And environmental protesters against the Willow Project seem few …

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Midday Report January 30, 2023

Pete Kaiser wins his seventh Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race on Jan. 29, 2023 in Bethel. (Katie Basile)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: The Fairbanks Native Association and Tanana Chiefs Conference hosted a gathering to raise awareness about cases of missing and murdered Alaska Native people. A sentencing hearing for admitted arsonist Jamison Gallion concluded Wednesday in Fairbanks. And Bethel musher Pete Kaiser has won the Kuskokwim 300. Pete Kaiser wins his seventh Kuskokwim 300 …

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Midday Report January 26, 2023

Trollers in Sitka’s Eliason Harbor. (KCAW file photo)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: A nationwide outbreak of avian influenza is having impacts far beyond the grocery store. The Sitka Assembly will donate $25,000 to support a fight against a legal decision that could shut down SE king salmon trolling. And state officials say they have no authority to investigate a behavioral health facility where two …

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Midday Report January 25, 2023

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy shakes the hands of state legislators as he prepares to deliver the 2023 State of the State address to the Alaska Legislature on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo by James Brooks/Alaska Beacon)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines:Southeast Alaska is looking ahead to the next drought. Governor Dunleavy outlines his agenda in the State of the State address. And Anchorage mayor Bronson keeps quiet. Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy shakes the hands of state legislators as he prepares to deliver the 2023 State of the State address to the Alaska Legislature …

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Midday Report January 24, 2023

A student holds a sign during a rally at the steps of the Alaska State Capitol Monday evening in advocacy for an increase in the state’s flat funding via the base student allocation. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Teachers, school administrators and parents rallied outside the capitol building last night to call for increased education funding. The Board of Game has voted down a proposal to require hunters in Southeast to complete an education course. And  a petition to get rid of the state’s ranked choice voting system and non-partisan …

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