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Midday Report – January 11, 2024

An example of an Arctic fungi, the Arctic basidiomycete.

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: The tundra village of Nunapitchuk sits on top of a high concentration of permafrost, and it’s melting. The Anchorage Assembly decided Tuesday night that the name of Alaska’s late Congressman should be attached to the city’s port after all. And melting permafrost is bringing decay and fungus to the North. An example …

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Midday Report – January 09, 2024

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Attorneys delivered oral arguments yesterday in a perjury case for a retired Homer judge. An Anchorage home invasion last night led to a shootout that left a father and child wounded. And Chugach Electric says there’s been an excessive number of power outages this winter in the communities of Cooper Landing and …

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Midday Report – January 08, 2024

A bull moose.

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Sixteen-year-old Emily Robinson won the Knik 200 Sled Dog Race yesterday. A tame moose that escaped from a wildlife center during moose season has returned. And a federal judge has ruled that a civil rights case against the City of Fairbanks can proceed to trial. A bull moose.

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Midday Report – January 05, 2024

A new solar farm located in Houston, Alaska.

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Challenges continue over books on shelves in the Ketchikan Public Library. The Legislature will consider bills that would seek to expand capacity for renewable energy. And taprooms can now stay open one hour longer! A new solar farm located in Houston, Alaska.  

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Midday Report – January 04, 2024

Rescued baby sea otter in a blue blanket.

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Anchorage officials are puzzled by a bill sponsored by a Bethel Senator that would transfer its port to the state. A new program will help Alaska nonprofits with their heating and electricity bills. And months after being found stranded in Kenai, a young otter pup is thriving in captivity in another part …

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Kodiak schools delayed two-hours due to icy road conditions

Due to icy road conditions, Kodiak school buses will be running two-hours behind schedule this morning. All schools on the road system will begin two hours late today. This does not effect rural schools. Additionally, morning preschool classes are canceled today. In an automated phone call, the Kodiak Island Borough School District said the delay also applies to staff. Drive …

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Midday Report – January 03, 2024

Online poster announcing the postponement of a drag show to be held at the Soldotna Library.

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: State economists are predicting modest job growth this year across Alaska. A drag queen story hour event planned for the Soldotna Public Library this weekend has been postponed following online uproar about the event. And a man dies while being taken into custody in Fairbanks. Online poster announcing the postponement of a …

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Midday Report – January 02, 2024

Capital Transit’s first electric bus has faced persistent problems, but the city will electrify the fleet with a new manufacturer. (Photo from the City and Borough of Juneau)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: A cargo ship carrying lithium-ion batteries reported a cargo fire Thursday morning, and is currently anchored outside of Unalaska. Juneau’s only electric bus hasn’t hit the road in more than a year. And enough mushers have signed up to make the Yukon Quest a go. Capital Transit’s first electric bus has faced …

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Midday Report – December 29, 2023

The Yukon River flows through the traditional lands of 73 Tribes in Alaska, and much of this land is covered by D-1 public land orders.

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: The tiny Eastern Interior community of Healy Lake is the first in Alaska to go live with high-speed internet funded through the federal Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program. The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input regarding removing protections for 28 million acres of lands across Alaska. And opinions vary about why …

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