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Midday Report July 19, 2023

Salmon spread across the deck of a fishing vessel during last summer’s record season in Bristol Bay. (Hope McKenney/KUCB)

In today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: For the first time on record there will be no fall hunt for Nelchina caribou. An emergency service area in Cooper Landing is off, and a new effort for a regional service area is underway. And Bristol Bay fishermen are outraged at the low price of 50 cents per pound announced recently. …

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Midday Report July 18, 2023

an emergency alert on a cellphone Some Anchorage residents got this alert to their cellphones late Saturday. (Tegan Hanlon/Alaska Public Media)

In today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Cell phones across a huge swath of Alaska beeped out a tsunami warning Saturday night, including places that were not in danger. Three villages in the Lower Kuskokwim formed their own School District embracing traditional native knowledge. And Shishaldin has erupted, experts say more activity is expected. Some Anchorage residents got this …

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Kodiak resident dies in hit-and-run during Saturday’s tsunami evacuation

A Kodiak resident died in a hit-and-run during this weekend’s tsunami warning and evacuation.  Kodiak police have identified the pedestrian who died Saturday night as 45-year-old Vanessa Jean Amox. Friends on Facebook identified the victim of the hit-and-run by the name Vanessa Malutin-McCormick. She was hit by a truck within a half hour of the sirens going off between the …

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Midday Report July 17, 2023

President Warren G. Harding pounds the golden spike in a July 15, 1923 ceremony marking completion of the railroad line from Seward to Fairbanks

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: The 100th anniversary of completion of the Alaska Railroad was celebrated in Nenana Saturday. The sockeye run at Redoubt Lake near Sitka is so big it could be too big. And the spendable portion of the Alaska Permanent Fund is dwindling and could be exhausted entirely within three years. President Warren G. …

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Tsunami warning canceled after strong earthquake off Alaska Peninsula

Boats in Sand Point leave the harbor at around 11:30 p.m. Saturday due to a tsunami warning, which was later canceled. (Theo Greenly/KUCB) A tsunami warning has been lifted for a swath of Alaska coastline after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit off the Alaska Peninsula late Saturday. The strong earthquake struck roughly 60 miles south of Sand Point shortly before 11 p.m. …

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Tsunami advisory lifted for Kodiak after 7.2 magnitude quake hits near Sand Point

Updated 12:30 a.m. The Kodiak Police Department sounded the all clear at 12:30 a.m., after a tsunami warning was initially issued by NOAA’s Tsunami Warning Center for communities across the Aleutian Chain, including Kodiak Island, shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday evening. The warning was later downgraded to an advisory. Seismologists initially said the main quake was a 7.3 shake, it …

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