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Liz Ruskin, APRN

Fainting aside, Air Force says F-35 is OK

Fainting aside, Air Force says F-35 is OK President Obama’s 2017 Air Force budget would slow the pace of buying F-35s. That’s the new fighter jet slated for Eielson Air Force Base. But top Air Force officials still speak highly of the plan to station them at the Fairbanks base. Never mind that one general lost consciousness when discussing the F-35's budget. Download Audio
Andrew Kitchenman, APRN & KTOO - Juneau

Gara proposes tax on S-corporations

Anchorage Democratic Representative Les Gara wants to make sure that these cuts don’t fall too heavily on working-class and low-income people. Gara has instead proposed a bill that would apply a 6 percent tax on the owners of businesses that aren’t currently taxed by the state. These businesses are called S-corporations and their owners report the business income as personal income. Download Audio
Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage

Agreement expected soon between state and Ma-Su Borough on railroad right of way

An agreement between the state and the Matanuska Susitna Borough is soon to be finalized regarding state land the Borough wants for a railroad right of way. The Borough had purchased several agricultural parcels from the state in the Point MacKenzie area for a right of way for the rail spur between Port MacKenzie and Houston. But agricultural covenants on the land didn't allow industrial use. Download Audio
Kayla Desroches, KMXT - Kodiak

Breakwater project funded in Port Lions

Port Lions just obtained federal funding for a breakwater construction that will help ease the wear and tear on its harbor. The project will be completed through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which works on the construction and maintenance of water resources and other forms of infrastructure. Bruce Sexauer is the chief of the civil works branch at the Alaska District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and says additional breakwater is necessary to provide complete protection for Port Lion’s harbor.

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Andrew Kitchenman, APRN & KTOO - Juneau

Gara proposes tax on S-corporations

Anchorage Democratic Representative Les Gara wants to make sure that these cuts don’t fall too heavily on working-class and low-income people. Gara has instead proposed a bill that would apply a 6 percent tax on the owners of businesses that aren’t currently taxed by the state. These businesses are called S-corporations and their owners report the business income as personal income. Download Audio
Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage

Agreement expected soon between state and Ma-Su Borough on railroad right of way

An agreement between the state and the Matanuska Susitna Borough is soon to be finalized regarding state land the Borough wants for a railroad right of way. The Borough had purchased several agricultural parcels from the state in the Point MacKenzie area for a right of way for the rail spur between Port MacKenzie and Houston. But agricultural covenants on the land didn't allow industrial use. Download Audio
Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage

Bon Voyage, Susitna

Mat Su's unused ferry is heading South.
Zachariah Hughes, KSKA - Anchorage

The nitty-gritty rules that will shape Anchorage’s cannabis industry

The nitty-gritty rules that will shape Anchorage's cannabis industry Assembly members in Anchorage have passed a bundle of rules that will shape the business landscape for the state’s largest commercial cannabis market in the months ahead. Download Audio
Anne Hillman, Urban Affairs Desk

Turning ideas about racial equity into art

Turning ideas about racial equity into art Anchorage graffiti artist Bisco transformed ideas about racial equity into art during a two-day summit.
Zachariah Hughes, KSKA - Anchorage

‘Kill the Indian’ challenges artistic boundaries in Alaska

'Kill the Indian' challenges artistic boundaries in Alaska Three provocative new exhibits at the Anchorage Museum showcase changing boundaries within Alaska's contemporary art scene.
Zachariah Hughes, KSKA - Anchorage

Anchorage to buy ConocoPhillips gas field for $152M

Anchorage to buy ConocoPhillips gas field for $152M After months of closed door meetings, the city has worked out a deal to buy a section of the Beluga River Unit owned by ConcoPhillips since the 80s. Download Audio
Anne Hillman, Urban Affairs Desk

New, easy tool to check SNAP eligibility could help Alaska’s economy

New, easy tool to check SNAP eligibility could help Alaska's economy If everyone who was eligible for SNAP benefits applied for the program, $65 million would be added to the state's economy. A new tool makes checking eligibility easy. Download Audio
Zachariah Hughes, KSKA - Anchorage

Price tag on LIO sale: $37M

Price tag on LIO sale: $37M The developer says the sale would save the state $2,052,000 over the next nine years of the existing lease, and eliminates the potential for lawsuits if legislators walk away from the agreement. Download Audio
Zachariah Hughes, KSKA - Anchorage

Final cannabis laws hammered out in Anchorage

Final cannabis laws hammered out in Anchorage During public testimony, residents gave feedback on the finer points of the zoning and licence requirements nearing their final form.

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Rachel Waldholz, APRN - Anchorage

ConocoPhillips looks west, to the National Petroleum Reserve

ConocoPhillips looks west, to the National Petroleum Reserve Despite oil prices hovering around $30 a barrel, ConocoPhillips is plowing ahead with projects in the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska. The company invited Alaska journalists on a tour this week of CD5, its newest drill site -- the first to produce oil from the NPRA and, the company hopes, the gateway to more development. Download Audio
Emily Schwing, KUCB - Unalaska

Scientists find prevalence of algal toxins in the Arctic

Scientists find prevalence of algal toxins in the Arctic For the first time, scientists have documented the prevalence of two biotoxins in Alaska’s marine mammal population above the Arctic Circle. That’s according to a new study out Thursday in the Journal Harmful Algae. But it’s not clear if algal toxins have always existed in the Arctic, because scientist never looked before now. Download Audio

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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

Obama slows pace of F35s; scientists find prevalence of algal toxins in the Arctic; Gara: don't let budget cuts fall too heavily on working class, poor; ConocoPhillips plows ahead in NPR-A; agreement expected soon on railroad right of way; Mt. Edgecumbe proud of tradition; Sass running strong in Yukon Quest. Download Audio

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Winter Bike, Ski, and Foot Races

Winter Bike, Ski, and Foot Races Alaskan’s like to do crazy things, and few are as crazy as the ultra-marathon races across the wilderness by bike, ski or foot that are happening over the next few weeks. We’ll be talking to organizers of the 1000-mile Iditarod Trail Invitational and the 100-mile Susitna 100, to races that pioneered this kind of adventure, and inspired the new technology of fat bikes. Join us for the next Outdoor Explorer and get inspired! KSKA: Thursday, Feb 11, at 2:00 and Thursday, Feb 18, at 8:00 p.m.

Understanding culture through Alaska literature

Literature helps us understand our world, ourselves and each other and Alaska is full of great authors. Tlingit author Ernestine Hayes will discuss her book Blonde Indian and the deeper understanding that can come from reading about lives that are different from our own. APRN: Tuesday, 2/9 at 10:00am Listen now

We’re “all ears” on Hometown Alaska this week

We're "all ears" on Hometown Alaska this week We are back with both hosts sharing the mic this week, getting program ideas and feedback from Hometown Alaska listeners. Join us! LISTEN NOW

AEDC Economic Forecast Luncheon

AEDC Economic Forecast Luncheon On January 27, AEDC President and CEO, Bill Popp, presented the 1-Year Economic Forecast for Anchorage and shared the results of the Anchorage Business Confidence Index. He gave an update on AEDC’s Live. Work. Play. initiative and discussed how Anchorage ranks for living, working and playing when compared to the largest city in each state, plus the District of Columbia. KSKA: Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 2:00 p.m LISTEN NOW 

Historical Trauma

Historical Trauma The examples most commonly associated with Historical Trauma include, Slavery, the Holocaust, and the systematic annihilation of the way of life for American Indians and Alaska Natives during and after European colonization. The impacts of Historical Trauma are inter-generational and can include; the attachment relationship with caregivers; the impact on parenting and family functioning; the association with parental physical and mental illness, and the disconnection and alienation from extended family, culture and society. Join us for a discussion on the causes, consequences, and treatment of Historical Trauma. KSKA: Monday, February 8, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. LISTEN NOW

The next steps for DOC

The next steps for DOC Governor Walker recently announced Dean Williams as the new commissioner of the Department of Corrections. This week on Alaska Edition we will talk about the future of the Department of Corrections and the steps the new commissioner plans to take to better the system. Listen Now:

ACT’s Over The River And Through The Woods

ACT's Over The River And Through The Woods It's "to grandmother's house" we go this week on Stage Talk as Anchorage Community Theatre's Executive Director Sara Athans and actor Carl Bright take us on a trip to visit Joe DiPietro's comedy, Over The River and Through The Woods currently being performed at ACT through February 14th. KSKA: Friday, February 5 at 2:45pm LISTEN NOW