Alaska News Nightly Wednesday April 17 2019

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 @AKPublicNews Legislature confirms all of Gov. Dunleavy’s commissionersAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThe Legislature confirmed every commissioner appointed by Governor Mike Dunleavy in its annual joint session today. It continued to consider appointees to boards and commissions this afternoon.Cost to move Legislature could be up to $45M if state builds office, analysts findAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThe first-year cost is closer to $3 million if the state rents office space instead of building new facilities, analysts find.Murkowski calls for many ‘silver bullets’ to tackle climate changeKrysti Shallenberger, Alaska’s Energy Desk – BethelOn April 13, Sen. Lisa Murkowski made an unexpected visit to Bethel on her way to Eek. Murkowski had hoped to check out Eek’s new running water and a tiny home project, but she got weathered out.Glennallen man selected to lead Denali CommissionLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.The U.S. secretary of Commerce has appointed Jason Hoke of Glennallen to be the commission’s federal co-chair.North Pole High ‘bathroom incident’ raises concerns over bullying, policyRobyne, KUAC – FairbanksThe community was concerned about an incident two weeks ago at North Pole High School involving boys coming into a girls’ bathroom. The boys were protesting a transgender student who posted a photo of himself in the boys’ bathroom.Southeast captain admits to dumping 8 tons of waste overboardCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAccording to the plea agreement filed in federal court Monday, Brannon Finney admits to violating the federal Clean Water Act. Finney, 32, has signed the plea agreement, which goes before a judge next month at her sentencing hearing.State dials back PFAS response standardDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThe state has rolled back a stricter PFAS drinking water contamination standard, and suspended development of new regulations for the chemicals.Homer Rep. Vance looks into Board of Fish vote on Cook Inlet meeting locationAaron Bolton, KBBI – HomerHomer House Rep. Sarah Vance announced Friday that she is launching an inquiry into the Alaska Board of Fisheries’ January vote to move its 2020 Upper Cook Inlet finfish meeting on the Kenai Peninsula back to Anchorage. Vance and other peninsula legislators asked the board to reconsider its decision and to provide public notice before it did so. The board has not responded.Juneau high schoolers headed to world robotics championshipZoe Grueskin, KTOO – JuneauA high school robotics team from Juneau is competing in a world championship this month. It’s the first time a team from Southeast Alaska has made it this far.American Ninja Warriors Nate DeHaan and Nick Hanson talk friendship and representing rural AlaskaGreg Kim, KYUK – BethelThe television show “American Ninja Warrior” enters its 11th season next month, and again will feature the “Eskimo Ninja”, Nick Hanson from Unalakleet. Hanson visited Bethel last week to hang out with his buddy, fellow American Ninja Warrior, Nate DeHaan. These two comprise two thirds of all the Ninja Warriors to ever come from Alaska.last_img

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