Alaska News Nightly Wednesday Aug 29 2018

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @AKPublicNewsListen nowWalker announces pay raise for troopersCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageGov. Bill Walker announced today that Alaska State Troopers are getting a pay raise at the start of next month.BSEE employee claims whistleblower protection Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.The U.S. Office of Special Counsel is a federal agency that protects whistleblowers, and it is supporting an Alaska employee who complained the Interior Department took shortcuts in its environmental review of Royal Dutch Shell’s Arctic offshore drilling program.Kenai and Sitka newspapers misreported voter eligibility before primaryAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauFewer than 100 votes could have made the difference in two races in the Kenai area.Anchorage bans plastic bags, starting in 2019Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe measure is a tougher version of similar ordinances that have passed in communities across Alaska.Fourth suspected arrested in Anchorage attempted murder caseAssociated PressA fourth suspect has been arrested in an Anchorage assault in which a man suffered brain and skull injuries and was delivered to a hospital in an animal cage.Agencies map tectonic fault that touches southeast AlaskaAssociated PressFederal agencies have completed the first high-resolution mapping of a fast-moving underwater tectonic fault that extends from Vancouver Island, Canada, to southeast Alaska.GCI updates emergency alert systemCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageGCI’s more than 100,000 customers will no longer have to download a special app to get wireless emergency alerts pushed to their cellphones.Donlin Gold says they can clean up their proposed mine, and pay for it tooKrysti Shallenberger, Alaska’s Energy Desk – BethelCleaning up a mine is an expensive and time-consuming endeavor.UAF program helps science-oriented youths ‘broaden expertise’ with hands-on learningTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksFour Fairbanks-area high-schoolers got a chance to get down and dirty last month as part of a class that helps them learn how archaeologists uncover the past.Kunniak’s Spices brings new flavors to Native dishesErin McKinstry, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageOne way to make money in a slow economy is to fill a gap in the market. But a local spice blend company is doing more than building bank accounts — it’s also connecting people with Native dishes in a new way.last_img

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