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Midday Report August 07, 2023

The remnants of a destroyed house beside a pair of condo buildings on Riverside Drive that were left hanging over the Mendenhall River by an unprecedented glacial outburst flood on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023 in Juneau, Alaska. (Mikko Wilson/KTOO)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: A glacial outburst flood eroded the banks of the Mendenhall River on Saturday evening, undermining some homes and sending at least one into the river. Hot, dry, windy weekend weather expanded wildfires around the Interior leading to hazardous air quality. And surfers in the Turnagain Arm catch the longest wave in the …

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South end trails on Near Island receive major improvements

Crews and volunteers have added several improvements to the trails on the south end of Near Island.  Travis Cooper is the executive director of Island Trails Network, which helps the city of Kodiak maintain hiking trails. One of their big projects this summer is to keep Near Island’s south-end trails usable. Island Trails Network Executive Director Travis Cooper peruses trails …

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Kodiak joins online public health dashboard

Kodiak is now part of an online initiative to make public health data across the country more accessible to local communities.  Kodiak is the second city in Alaska to join the City Health Dashboard (Brian Venua/KMXT) The City Health Dashboard was created by New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine, and includes everything from rates of diabetes to broadband connectivity. …

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Midday Report August 03, 2023

Photo: Orin Pierson

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: The rapid advance of a wildfire prompted an evacuation notice last night for a neighborhood north of Fairbanks. Alaska’s Congressional delegation wants to make the “Landless” communities of Southeast landless no more. And two swimmers have successfully crossed the Frederick Sound. Andrew Simmons in Frederick Sound. Photo: Orin Pierson

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Midday Report August 02, 2023

moke column of the Teklanika River Fire (#257) on the Anderson Complex on August 2. Cody Cox / AK DOF

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Warm and dry conditions increased wildfire activity around the Interior yesterday. Satellite data provided by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute is helping state and federal agencies fight wildfires. And the Senate has passed its version of the defense bill, with money for Alaska projects. Smoke column of the Teklanika River …

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