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Midday Report October 20, 2022

More than 100 people rallied in support of climate and environmental action in Anchorage’s Town Square Park, blocks away from the Dena’ina Center, where the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention is being held. (Wesley Early/Alaska Public Media)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Climate change policy is a controversial subject at the Alaska Federation of Native Convention. The Mat-Su School Board has adopted a bathroom policy for transgender students. And some supporters of a Constitutional Convention want to change how Alaska chooses judges. More than 100 people rallied in support of climate and environmental action …

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Midday Report October 20, 2022

Recycling signage is displayed on an upscaled dumpster used to collect plastics as part of a project to turn discarded plastic waste into artificial lumber, in Seward, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Lori Landstrom)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: All four candidates for Alaska Governor squared off in a recent debate. A Kenai man is turning waste plastic into lumber. And the ACLU has joined supporters of changing parole rules for offenders sentenced to long jail terms as juveniles. Recycling signage is displayed on an upscaled dumpster used to collect plastics …

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Alaska Fisheries Report October 20, 2022

A European green crab. Credit: Emily Grason, Washington Sea Grant.

This week on the Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: Raegan Miller of KRBD on invasive green crabs, KTOO’s Yvonne Krumrey reports on the Filipino heritage of Alaska’s canneries, and KBBI’s Hope McKenney reports on ADF&G’s program that teaches kids about salmon. A European green crab. Credit: Emily Grason, Washington Sea Grant.  

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Midday Report October 19, 2022

Joel Isaak, the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development’s tribal liaison, speaks about SB34 at the Elders and Youth Conference in Anchorage on Oct. 17, 2022. (Screenshot from First Alaskans Institute livestream.)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Juneau’s homeless campground is closing for the winter, and campers wonder where to go next. Tribes are beginning the first steps toward developing K-12 curriculums separate from school districts. And Ketchikan celebrates Phillipino-American History Month with a festival. Joel Isaak, the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development’s tribal liaison, speaks about …

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Midday Report October 17, 2022

Courtesy of the Alaska Department of Transportation A rendering of the Tustumena Replacement Vessel.

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: The “Tustumena Replacement Vessel” will be engineered to be a diesel/electric hybrid. Former State Senate President Ben Stevens has died while hiking near Seward. And there has been a break in one of four two-year-old missing persons cases in Fairbanks. Courtesy of the Alaska Department of TransportationA rendering of the Tustumena Replacement …

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Midday Report October 14, 2022

Firefighting foam covers a sinking sailboat at Ketchikan’s Bar Harbor. (Courtesy of Gretchen O’Sullivan)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: The Kodiak City Council race has been decided. Boats blaze and sink in a Ketchikan harbor. And energy providers on the Kenai Peninsula strategize as future gas supplies become more unsure. Firefighting foam covers a sinking sailboat at Ketchikan’s Bar Harbor. (Courtesy of Gretchen O’Sullivan)

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Midday Report October 13, 2022

Arias Hoyle AKA Air Jazz

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Community members in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough are fundraising for an all-gender restroom at Colony High School in Palmer. Two bridges on the Kodiak road system will get upgrades, thanks to federal transportation grants. And Alaska rapper Airjazz has a new album dropping tomorrow. Arias Hoyle AKA Air Jazz

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Midday Report October 12, 2022

U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Thomas D’Arcy aboard his command, the cutter Kimball, during an Unalaska port call. The Kimball encountered several Chinese and Russian warships off Alaska in late September. (Maggie Nelson/KUCB)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: A logging operation owned by the Yakutat village corporation will be dissolved after shareholder complaints. Two thousand gallons of fuel has spilled at the new Vitus Terminal in Bethel. And the Commander of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball recalls an encounter with Chinese and Russian vessels. U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Thomas D’Arcy …

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Midday Report October 11, 2022

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Few answers are available for relatives are asking questions about the 15 inmates who have died in custody this year in Alaska. Alaskans are thinking harder than usual about a Constitutional Convention. And bear awards in Southeast Alaska are about more than who is fattest.

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