Tag Archives: Alaska

Midday Report – April 19, 2024

Cruise ship at Pier Two in Kodiak.

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines:  Kodiak will see its first cruise ship of the 2024 season on Saturday. Alaska’s Senators blast decisions expected from the Biden administration to block resource development in the Arctic. And the Alaskan Independence Party has held its first statewide convention in Fairbanks since 2008. The Westerdam in Kodiak.

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Midday Report – April 18, 2024

Human footprints at study site in White Sands National Park. National Park Service

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: There is a flood watch in effect in Kodiak. The Alaska Senate rolled out its first crack at the state’s operating budget on Wednesday. And a set of 20,000-year-old fossilized human footprints has had a big impact on archaeologists in Alaska. Human footprints at study site in White Sands National Park.National Park …

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Midday Report – April 17, 2024

The word Kobuk means “Big River” in the local native language. Photo George Wuerthner

On today’s Midday Report with host Jared Griffin: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has upheld its denial of a permit for the proposed Pebble Mine, upstream from Bristol Bay. A national environmental nonprofit named the Kobuk River among America s most endangered rivers. And a fish passage restoration project will soon benefit the Kenai Peninsula salmon population. The word …

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Midday Report – April 16, 2024

An aerial view of flooding in Glennallen, posted Sunday by state officials. (Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Alaska Congresswoman Mary Peltola is far ahead of her Republican challengers in campaign fundraising. As spring sweeps into Alaska, weather and water scientists turn their attention to predicting when the ice of rivers around the state will break apart. And the next total solar eclipse in North America will happen in 2033, …

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Midday Report – April 15, 2024

Skiffs sit on shore in the Southwest Alaska fishing town of King Cove. (James Brooks via Flickr under Creative Commons license.)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Peter Pan Seafood announced Friday it was ceasing operations. The former Soldotna teacher and union president charged with 61 counts related to sexual abuse of a minor appeared in court Friday for a hearing about evidence in the case. And an Alaska conservation group has released a new series of reports criticizing …

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Midday Report – April 12, 2024

Voters cast their ballots in the 2022 primary election in Anchorage on Aug. 16, 2022. (Matt Faubion/Alaska Public Media)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Alaska has the highest proportion of independent voters in the country. Alaska’s Division of Forestry released its plan for selling timber in Southeast Alaska for the next five years. The Alaska House of Representatives passed its $6 billion operating budget yesterday. Voters cast their ballots in the 2022 primary election in Anchorage …

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Midday Report – April 11, 2024

Alaska’s congressional delegation spoke to visiting students outside the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan were demonstrating the hand signals they use to vote in the Senate chamber. Their gestures happen to reflect how they feel about a Senate trial on the impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. (Liz Ruskin/Alaska Public Media)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: A partisan brawl is about to erupt in Congress over the impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and Alaska’s Senators are at odds. The University of Alaska Fairbanks has received a 20-million-dollar National Science Foundation grant to research climate change effects on marine species in the Gulf of Alaska and the …

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Alaska Fisheries Report 11 April 2024

The Annette Island Packing Company in 2009.

This week on the Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: North Peninsula dungeness season is about to open, as reported by Andy Lusk and Sofia Stuart-Rasi of KUCB, KFSK’s Shelby Herbert reports that Trident has finalized sale of its Petersburg plant,Silver Bay is stepping into Peter Pan’s shoes, according to Theo Greenly of KUCB, Jack Darrell tells of the reopening …

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Midday Report – April 10, 2024

The South Tongass Volunteer Fire Department responds to emergency calls from the southern area of the Borough. (Jack Darrell/KRBD)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Bianca Cross has been named the City of Anchorage’s next police chief, which will make her the first woman to lead the state’s largest police force. A fire broke out at one of Ketchikan’s fire stations last night [Weds 4/9], with multiple emergency vehicles presumed destroyed and heavy structural damage to the …

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Midday Report – April 09, 2024

Andy Dietrick / NMFS

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: A young humpback whale was rescued in Unalaska last Friday after being entangled in suspected fishing gear for at least four days. Demolition of Fairbanks tallest building is scheduled to get underway this spring. And  Silver Bay Seafoods is poised to take over Peter Pan Seafoods’ processing operations this year, according to …

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