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Midday Report – December 28, 2023

Image from the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assessing Department parcel viewer Front parcel of land at Lighthouse Village on Homer Spit Road purchased by Doyon Limited in March 2023.

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: An Alaska Native corporation is trying to develop a new hotel in Homer, but some residents have concerns. Sealaska Heritage Institute has released new language learning apps for endangered Indigenous languages. And local health officials are encouraging residents to take precautions to avoid seasonal respiratory viruses. Image from the Kenai Peninsula Borough …

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Midday Report – December 27, 2023

Mass start of the 2023 Holiday Classic in Bethel, AK

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: The final sled dog race of 2023 brought 14 teams out into the bitter cold to compete for the Holiday Classic title.  After months without a clear plan, Juneau’s new cold weather emergency shelter opened in a warehouse south of downtown in late October. And the U.S. military did not begin a …

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Midday Report – December 26, 2023

Mary Johnson was a regular performer among a group of local musicians that played each time the Meaning of Home exhibit opened at a new location.

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: In Anchorage the Meaning of Home Project has showcased the poetry, music, and art of those who struggle with housing. Other states have been quicker to adjust the salaries of educators to compensate for higher costs, while Alaska has fallen further behind.  And arctic temperatures continue to rise, according to the recent …

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Midday Report – December 22, 2023

The M/V Malaspina sits at the dock in Auke Bay, near Juneau, as the MV LeConte pulls away from the dock early March 28, 2019. Both ships are part of the Alaska Marine Highway System. (Photo by Nat Herz/Alaska’s Energy Desk)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Christmas in Ambler, above the Arctic Circle. The drinking water from a Nikiski utility contains higher-than-safe levels of PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals.” And it’s unclear whether the Alaska Marine Highway System will have enough crew to operate all of its ferries. The M/V Malaspina sits at the dock in Auke …

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Midday Report – December 20, 2023

A pair of beavers work over some branches in shallow water south of Glennallen in central Alaska. (Courtesy Ken Tape)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines:There are more beavers in the Arctic, and they are busy releasing methane into the atmosphere. Governor Mike Dunleavy outlined a variety of ideas to address Alaska’s energy needs in his budget proposal. And Petersburg’s Borough-owned hydro-power plant upgrade is in its final phase of testing. A pair of beavers work over some …

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Midday Report – December 19, 2023

Neal Haglund, a retired school band teacher, has conducted TubaChristmas for most of its 28 years in Anchorage. (Rhonda McBride/KNBA)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Only two companies bid in the state’s first royalty-free Cook Inlet natural gas lease sale. It was a very tuba Christmas at the Anchorage Performing Arts Center. And St. Paul plans to revitalize reindeer meat processing in the Pribilofs. Neal Haglund, a retired school band teacher, has conducted TubaChristmas for most of …

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Midday Report December 18, 2023

Hunter Morrison / KDLL

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines A recent report to Congress on gaps in law enforcement response to cases of missing and murdered Native people had a special chapter just on Alaska. Landslides are almost impossible to forecast precisely. But scientists say more data could help. And The small Kasilof Historical Museum recently acquired two maritime navigation lanterns …

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Midday Report – December 15, 2023

On today’s Midday Report with host Brian Venua: Dillingham police set off explosives at the city’s landfill with help from the FBI. Alaska Public Media’s Jeremy Hsieh investigates who’s behind ads attacking Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson. KRBD’s Jack Darrell reports on the indigenous knowledge being incorporated into federal policy on Alexander Archipelago wolves. Listen here:   Mr. Ben Coronell, Yanyeidi …

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