Alaska News Nightly April 28 2015

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 @aprn.“Download Audio”Icebreakers? Sure, But Coast Guard Boss Says Cutters Come FirstLiz Ruskin, APRN – AnchorageThe head of the Coast Guard says the country must invest in new icebreakers to meet a predicted increase in Arctic drilling and marine traffic. But healso told a U.S. Senate panel today (TUES) the Coast Guard needs a lot of ships, and icebreakers aren’t the top item on his acquisitions list.As Lawmakers Gavel In For A Special Session, Leaders Ask For A Break And RelocationAlexandra Gutierrez, APRN – JuneauImmediately after the Legislature gaveled out of their extended regular session, Gov. Bill Walker called them back in for a special one.Marriage Equality Advocates Ask Governor To “Stop In The Name Of Love.”Lisa Phu, KTOO – JuneauOn the day the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on marriage equality, more than 40 people gathered at the Dimond Courthouse plaza across from the State Capitol in Juneau to rally through song and dance.A Moving Target: Stopping Booze At The RiverBen Matheson, KYUK – BethelIn the Yukon-Kuskowim Delta, the three Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Taskforce (WAANT) investigators can’t be everywhere at once. Some villages are trying to fill in gaps where bootlegged alcohol reaches dry option communities. In the second of a three-part series on the law enforcement efforts to stem the flow of alcohol to the region, a look at Akiak’s tribal approach.Kick The Bucket: Health Implications Of Third World Conditions In Rural AlaskaJoaqlin Estus, KNBA – AnchorageMore than six percent of Alaskans live without water or sewer systems.  The so-called “honey bucket” situation has frequently been deplored and millions of federal and state dollars have been devoted to dealing with it.Unalaska Preps For Cruise Passenger InfluxAnnie Ropeik, KUCB – UnalaskaUnalaska will get a big population boost this weekend, with the first cruise ship of what’s shaping up to be a busy summer. The Aleutian Islandsusually see a ferry run before the cruise ships start coming — but not this year.U.S. Army ‘Sugar Bears’ Fly Supplies To DenaliPhillip Manning, KTNA – TalkeetnaArmy helicopters flew the last round of supplies to Denali base camp yesterday for the 2015 climbing season.  The unit, dubbed the “Sugar Bears”is well-known in Talkeetna, and has a history in Alaska of combining training and supply runs.last_img

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