APRN: Alaska News
By Alaska Public Radio Network
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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: Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015||Obama shares smiles, salmon and dance moves in Dillingham; In Kotzebue, excitement is high as the president ventures north; 5 Chinese warships spotted off the Aleutians; Shell drill rig is back on the grind after a brief storm-induced hiatus; Even with an||9/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Obama shares smiles, salmon and dance moves in Dillingham||President Obama began his tour of Western Alaska with a stop in Bristol Bay, landing in Dillingham just before noon. While Obama had sparkling clear weather for his tour around Seward yesterday, it was drizzly and a little chilly for the duration of the D||9/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||In Kotzebue, excitement is high as the president ventures north||Air Force One landed in Kotzebue just before 5 p.m. President Obama is now the first sitting president to visit the U.S. Arctic. Download Audio||9/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||5 Chinese navy ships spotted off the Aleutians||Pentagon officials say three of China’s surface-warfare ships, a resupply vessel and a landing craft were seen in international waters off the Aleutian Islands. Download Audio||9/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Shell drill rig is back on the grind after a storm-induced hiatus||The president of Shell Oil Co. says exploratory drilling off Alaska's northwest coast is going well despite stormy weather last week that caused the company to halt operations for a few days. Download Audio||9/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Praying to see POTUS, even just a glimpse||Anchorage residents get one last look at President Obama, fulfilling years long wishes and family prayers. Download Audio||9/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Even with another icebreaker, US fleet pales against its Arctic neighbors||The U.S. Coast Guard has two icebreakers in working condition. Russia has about 40. Canada, Finland and Sweden each have six or more. Obama proposed to speed up construction of a heavy icebreaker by two years. He wants the new ship to be polar-ready by th||9/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||With a potential buyer in the Philippines, Borough floats ferry deal||The Matanuska Susitna Borough's ailing ferry MV Susitna is poised for sale to the Philippine Red Cross. Download Audio||9/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dust settles on state’s new Douglas offices, but employee concerns haven’t gone quiet||After a class action grievance, a regime change, a year of renovations and buying hundreds of $8,000 workstations, state employees are finally moving into their new offices in Douglas. Although the dust has settled, concerns over the new layout have not g||9/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|