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Midday Report – March 01, 2024

A Ravn Alaska airplane at Unalaska’s Tom Madsen Airport in 2022. (Theo Greenly/KUCB)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Alaska’s biggest regional airline has laid off 130 of its 400-plus employees. A bill working its way through the state House could have big implications for reproductive rights. And Anchorage’s historic city hall will become a new downtown public library. A Ravn Alaska airplane at Unalaska’s Tom Madsen Airport in 2022. (Theo Greenly/KUCB) …

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Midday Report – February 29, 2024

Snow blows across the Parks Highway near the Glenn-Parks highway interchange at 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024 in a state road camera image. (From Alaska DOTPF)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: The Alaska House has passed a bill aimed at making child care more accessible and available in the state. The state Department of Transportation is racing to submit revisions after federal authorities rejected Alaska’s statewide highway project funding plan. And arctic air will bring subzero temperatures to Southcentral and Southwest Alaska this …

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Midday Report – February 28, 2024

Eruption plume of Great Sitkin Volcano captured by Lauren Flynn (USFWS) from the R/V Tiglax on May 25, 2021

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Gov. Mike Dunleavy is demanding additional concessions from lawmakers before he’ll sign a bipartisan education bill. The Anchorage Assembly failed to pass a resolution last night calling for an “immediate bilateral ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas conflict.” And the Great Sitkin volcano has been erupting for almost three years, and scientists have now …

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Midday Report – February 27, 2024

U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola addressed the Alaska Legislature on February 26th. (Photo courtesy of Gavel Alaska/KTOO)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines:  More than 100 people gathered in downtown Juneau Saturday afternoon for a rally to urge city and state officials in Alaska to support a ceasefire in Gaza.  Gov. Mike Dunleavy has cast doubt on the future of a bill that would boost state education funding and implement other reforms.  And Rep. Mary …

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Midday Report – February 26, 2024

The M/V Kennicott leaving Wrangell on Jan. 8, 2021 (Sage Smiley/KSTK)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Alaska Congresswoman Mary Peltola ranks second-highest in staff turnover for the U.S. House of Representatives. One of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s 12 executive orders would bring big changes to a board tasked with overseeing Alaska’s ferry system. And federal grants are now available to help reduce rural energy costs. The M/V Kennicott leaving …

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Midday Report – February 16, 2024

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski addressed the Alaska Legislature on the morning of February 15th. (Photo courtesy of Gavel Alaska/KTOO).

On today’s Midday Report with host Brian Venua: Senator Lisa Murkowski addressed the Alaska Legislature yesterday. The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank has seen an increase in need as the state continues to struggle distributing SNAP benefits. Seafood Processors are feeling a historic squeeze. And a Fairbanks-born inventor promoted his work on a popular reality TV show. U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski …

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Midday Report – February 15, 2024

North Pacific Right Whales seen in Barnabas Trough, 25 miles south of Kodiak Island, in 2021 (NOAA Fisheries)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: The Kodiak Police Department says reports of a firearm at Kodiak High School this morning were found to be not credible. Though he won’t be born for another 300 years — and he’s a fictitious character — William Riker just might be the most famous person born in Valdez. And Northern Right …

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Midday Report – February 14, 2024

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy delivers the State of the State address on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024.

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Rep. Sarah Vance of Homer apologized on the house floor on Monday for comments she made about assault rates and violence against Indigenous women. Midwives in Alaska are speaking out against a plan from Governor Mike Dunleavy to dissolve the board that governs their profession. And members of the state House and …

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Midday Report – February 12, 2024

A policeman wears a body camera during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations this year in North Charleston, South Carolina. (Creative Commons photo by North Charleston)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Two longtime King Cove residents died from injuries sustained in a suspicious fire in Anchorage at the start of the month. The city of Anchorage has reached a legal settlement with the organization that sued it over the lengthy amount of time it took to outfit police officers with body cameras. And Alaska lawmakers …

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