APRN: Alaska News
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Get Alaska statewide news from the stations of the Alaska Public Radio Network (APRN). With a central news room in Anchorage and contributing reporters spread across the state, we capture news in the Voices of Alaska and share it with the world. Tune in to your local APRN station in Alaska, visit us online at APRN.ORG or subscribe to the Alaska News podcast right here. These are individual news stories, most of which appear in Alaska News Nightly (available as a separate podcast).
||Alaska News Nightly: April 15, 2014||Legislature Passes Bill On AGDC Appointment; Legislature Considers $150m to Help Refineries; Nikiski LNG Plant May Reopen Soon; Yukon Fishermen Prepare For Summer Of Conservation; Some Southeast Chinook Runs Expected To Be Strong; MEA Official Accuses Anc||15 4 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Legislature Passes Bill On AGDC Appointment||The Alaska Legislature has passed a measure allowing out-of-state residents to serve on the board of a corporation that could play a key role in a major liquefied natural gas pipeline project. Download Audio||15 4 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Legislature Considers $150m to Help Refineries||The Parnell Administration warns Petro Star’s refinery in North Pole might fold without state assistance. A bill pending in the state House would prop up Alaska’s three remaining oil refineries with $150 million in state funds. But even some legislato||15 4 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Nikiski LNG Plant May Reopen Soon||The ConocoPhillips LNG plant in Nikiski may be re-opening soon, thanks to a boost from the federal government. The Department of Energy announced Monday that it has approved a request from the company to resume LNG exports to Japan. Download Audio||15 4 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Yukon Fishermen Prepare For Summer Of Conservation||Fishers on the Kuskokwim River are expecting unprecedented restrictions to bring more king salmon to spawning grounds. On the Yukon River, fisherman can expect a similar set of restrictions. Download Audio||15 4 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Some Southeast Chinook Runs Expected To Be Strong||King Salmon are expected to be plentiful in parts of Southeast Alaska this summer. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game this month announced a king salmon harvest quota allowed under the Pacific Salmon Treaty and based on the forecasts of Chinook return||15 4 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||MEA Official Accuses Anchorage Assembly Of Misusing City Funds||A Matanuska Electric Association official charges that the Anchorage Municipal Assembly is spending city funds on private interests. Joe Griffith, MEA’s executive director, has contacted Anchorage officials with concerns that city money is being spent o||15 4 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Haines Residents Pursue Railroad Link||Some residents in Haines are pursing the dream of a railroad that may one day link the community to Interior Alaska, Yukon mines and to a future port facility. The state and other stakeholders aren’t dismissing the idea outright. Download Audio||15 4 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Group Uses National Water Dance To Raise Compassion||A small group of people gathered Saturday in Anchorage to use art to make change. The National Water Dance was an effort to use the art of human movement to generate compassion for the nation’s streams, lakes and oceans. Download Audio||15 4 14||Free||View In iTunes|