Alaska News Nightly Thursday Aug 24 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 nowSix charged in extensive Anchorage mail fraud caseWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageSix Anchorage residents have been charged in a large mail fraud case.Long awaited Interior natural gas contract expectedDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThe fate of the long pursued Interior Energy Project will soon come into better focus. The state funded effort hinges on a natural gas supply from Cook Inlet, and that’s expected next month.Fish and Game criticized over “chronic failure” regulating Mat-Su watersCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageLeadership at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game got an earful Tuesday night in Palmer.PenAir requests subsidy to sustain market in Pribilof IslandsLaura Kraegel, KUCB – UnalaskaThe only air carrier for the Pribilof Islands is asking for financial support to keep its remote market afloat.Former senator, longtime Native leader Albert Kookesh fighting cancerEd Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – JuneauA longtime Alaska political and business leader is fighting prostate cancer.Lawsuit dismissed after prompting abortion rule changesAssociated PressA state court judge has agreed to dismiss a lawsuit that prompted the state medical board to adopt new regulations for abortions after the first trimester in Alaska.Responders have mitigated pollution threat of F/V Akutan, Coast Guard saysLaura Kraegel, KCUB – UnalaskaSix days after forming an emergency response team, officials have suspended their efforts aboard a disabled fishing vessel in Unalaska.New study suggests dental therapists improving oral health in YK DeltaAnna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – BethelRural health aides have a long, successful history of improving access to health care in Alaska. Now, a dental program based on that model is improving oral care in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.Bradley Lake hydro expansion moves forwardAaron Bolton, KBBI – HomerAn expansion of the state’s largest hydroelectric facility is one step closer to becoming a reality. The Alaska Energy Authority’s Board of Directors approved a $46.6 million expansion of Bradley Lake at its meeting earlier this month.Macomb caribou season closed early a dayTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksThe state Department of Fish and Game will close the popular Macomb caribou season one day early this year, because hunters have already had a lot of success with harvesting bulls.Someone’s painting rainbow colors over a Juneau crosswalk; the city wants it to stopJacob Resneck, KTOO – JuneauA crosswalk in a downtown Juneau neighborhood is constantly being painted over in rainbow colors. Depending on who you ask, It’s either an expression of creativity or simple vandalism.Ask a Climatologist: Rainy…even by Ketchikan standardsAnnie Feidt, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageMost places in Alaska are wetter than normal for August, but it’s been especially rainy in Ketchikan.last_img read more