Alaska News Nightly Wednesday Mar 23 2016

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 @aprnDownload AudioSavings on tax credits for oil and gas not as high as proposedAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauA bill to revise oil and gas tax credits from the House Resources Committee includes only a fraction of the savings Governor Bill Walker proposed.Canadian company seeks building railroad linking with Trans-Alaska PipelineRobert Hannon, KUAC – FairbanksA Canadian company is looking into the feasibility of building a railroad to Alaska to link with the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. The rail line would ferry Canadian oilsands to markets in the Far East. The company has been pursuing the project for years.Bill banning sex ed from abortion providers moves forward in HouseHannon Colton, KDLG – DillinghamA bill to bar abortion service providers from teaching sex education in public schools narrowly cleared a hurdle in the Alaska House Wednesday.Several groups criticize Walker’s handling of fisheriesAssociated PressFishermen, Alaska Native tribal members and clean water advocates are criticizing Gov. Bill Walker’s administration over its handling of fisheries and water issues.Retreating sea ice: Good for walruses, bad for indigenous communitiesJohanna Eurich – FairbanksAs Arctic sea ice has retreated north during the last decade, walruses have adapted by changing their haulouts to take advantage of better resources and food. That’s good for the walruses… but it’s a problem for some Russian indigenous communities on the Chokotkan coast.Sitka basketball team rescues six-plex occupants from fireRobert Woolsey, KCAW – SitkaQuick thinking by the Sitka boys basketball team averted tragedy Wednesday morning, when a six-plex in the Anchorage neighborhood where they were staying caught fire. The boys and their coach woke and rescued 11 occupants before firefighters arrived.‘The Grand Bargain’ seeks to improve Sitka communitiesEmily Kwong, KCAW – SitkaIn Sitka, a Citizen’s Task Force has been meeting for several months tocome up with a strategy for keeping the community’s basic services, whileadjusting the tax structure. And now, the Task Force is ready to revealtheir plan. They call it “The Grand Bargain.Rare Aluutiq quiver now part of Kodiak MuseumKayla Desroches, KMXT – KodiakKodiak’s Alutiiq Museum recently acquired a quiver that is a rare exampleof Alutiiq craftsmanship and also leads to a host of questions about itsorigins. Sven Haakanson (sven HAHK-in-sin) is Curator of Native AmericanAnthropology at the Burke Museum and recently passed the quiver – and thearrow that comes with it – along to the Alutiiq Museum.Skagway to host largest cruise ship to sail Alaska watersJillian Rogers, KHNS – HainesRoyal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas is scheduled to dock in Skagway thissummer. It’s the largest cruise ship to land in the Gateway to the Klondikeby about 1,000 passengers, and largest to cruise Alaska waters. The vesselwill also make port calls in Juneau and sail the Inside Passage and TracyArm.last_img

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