Alaska News Nightly Thursday Sept 15 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 @aprnListen nowWielechowski to file suit against Permanent Fund Corp. on FridayAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauSenator Bill Wielechowski plans to file a lawsuit Friday seeking to force the Permanent Fund Corporation to transfer the full amount for Permanent Fund dividends this year.Mudslide hits Railroad train near CantwellDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksA mudslide hit an Alaska Railroad train yesterday near Cantwell.Girdwood leaders urge more speed in police contract talksEllen Lockyer, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageGirdwood officials fear police contract won’t come in time, as Alaska State Trooper outpost there closes October 1.Details slowly emerge surrounding Kodiak floatplane crashKayla Desroches, KMXT – KodiakDetails are slowly coming to light surrounding the crash last week of a floatplane flying for Island Air.Transboundary mine developer shutting downEd Scheonfeld, CoastAlaska – JuneauThe company trying to reopen the controversial Tulsequah Chief Mine, upstream from Juneau, is being taken over by an investor that’s owed millions of dollars.Will paperwork kill a traditional tattoo revival?Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageMissionaries and colonization nearly extinguished the indigenous practice of tattooing among Alaska Natives and Inuit across the circumpolar north. Now, traditional tattoo advocates see the beginning of a revival.Arctic Sea ice at second lowest level on recordAnnie Feidt, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageArctic Sea ice retreated to it’s second lowest level on record this summer. Scientists announced today the ice likely reached it’s lowest extent on September 10th. The Arctic Ocean ended the summer season with 1.6 million square miles of ice- tying 2007 for the second lowest amount.Alaska’s Bears: How the understanding of human-bear interactions has changedLori Townsend, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAlaska’s bears haven’t changed in the last two decades, but scientific understanding of them has. Back country enthusiast and writer Bill Sherwonit has released an updated version of his book Alaska’s Bears.Save those cans, aluminum recycling returning to BethelAnna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – BethelHold onto those aluminum cans. Recycling is returning to Bethel, and ONC’s Environmental Coordinator Mary Matthias is leading the way.last_img

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