Alaska News Nightly Wednesday Sep 6 2017

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 @aprnListen nowSenators aim for ACA fixes, Murkowski-styleLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.This was the kind of health care hearing Sen. Murkowski has been calling for: Public and bipartisan. But time is short, even to fix flaws in the Affordable Care Act, let alone replace it.Walker joins other governors in seeking federal health insurance outreachAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThe fact that individual health insurance costs in Alaska will drop more than a fifth next year has drawn national attention. But it’s not yet clear how many Alaskans will actually sign up for the insurance. Governor Bill Walker has joined a bipartisan group of governors in asking Congress for increased outreach to attract healthier people to the individual market.Illegal pot, heroin and opium among drugs seized most by Anchorage policeZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchoragePolice officers in Anchorage are seizing more heroin than almost any other drug.How Alaska seismologists detected North Korea’s nuke testDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksA North Korean nuclear bomb test was detected in Alaska. Alaska Earthquake Information Center seismometers clearly registered the underground blast Saturday.Repairs on stretch of Dalton Highway damaged by flooding nearly done; next project: pavingTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksWork is wrapping on a project to rebuild the northernmost stretch of the Dalton Highway that was badly damaged two-and-a-half years ago by flooding from the overflowing Sagavanirktok River.Historic Alaska newspapers are being posted onlineJacob Resneck, KTOO – JuneauSome of Alaska’s oldest newspapers are being digitized and posted online as part of a national project to provide free public access to historic periodicals.One man’s quest to find Glacier Bay’s ecological Holy GrailElizabeth Jenkins, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauWilliam S. Cooper left directions from over 100 years ago. But rediscovering the lost research plots in Glacier Bay required an epic adventure.The melancholy Juneau summer of blue iceMatt Miller, KTOO – JuneauThis year’s Juneau Icefield Research Program included a focus on art and science communication, in addition to the usual studies of the ice, ecology, and weather and climate of the icefield.last_img

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