Alaska News Nightly Thursday June 20 2019

first_imgTime for Murkowski to take a stand on Pebble? She says not yet. Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C. Stories 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 Dunleavy to lawmakers: PFD formula must be approved by popular vote Alaska’s congressional delegation says the state’s fishermen and seafood processors should be included in a federal trade war relief package. The Kuskokwim River has now had three fishing openings for drift gillnets, but many people in Akiak are not happy.  Kirsten Swann, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage Amid public outcry over homelessness, Anchorage seeks more shelter beds Dunleavy and lawmakers are engaged in a worthy discussion over the future of Alaska Permanent Fund earnings and dividends. Alaska Congress members ask to tap relief funds for seafood The Anchorage Assembly approved an extension to the city’s cold weather shelter program on Tuesday, allowing some facilities to serve as temporary overnight shelters through September 1. Lawmakers say it’s just one part of the plan to address homelessness in Alaska’s largest city. Appellate court rejects Alaskans appeal in Carnival pollution case Associated Press Tim Ellis, KUAC – Fairbanks UAF officials say they’ve got a better idea on completion date of power plant Opponents of the Pebble Mine are doing all they can to get Sen. Lisa Murkowski on their side. But Murkowski is not ready to make a declaration about the mine, for or against. Jacob Resneck, CoastAlaska – Juneau University of Alaska Fairbanks officials say the problems they’ve encountered in getting the 245-million-dollar power plant fully operational have pushed the project behind schedule and over budget. If successful, the appeal would’ve effectively delayed the cruise giant’s recent settlement with the Justice Department for multiple violations of its felony probation. Alaska Mental Health Trust plans new land use permit, fees As summer travel season begins, Fairbanks airport reminds locals of parking regulations Fishing regulations on the Kuskokwim: Do they restrict Yup’ik culture or preserve it? Kirsten Swann, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage Henry Leasia, KHNS – Haines The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority owns 1 million acres of land around the state. Now it’s moving forward with a new permit system for recreational users. Following the purchase of Minto Mine, Yukon ore may be shipped from Skagway once again Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – Juneau Robyne, KUAC – Fairbanks The Yukon’s Minto Mine is expected to resume copper production in the near future. That means Skagway’s ore terminal may begin loading ships with ore after months of inactivity. But this could complicate the other needs of Skagway’s port. Greg Kim, KYUK – Bethel The summer travel season is well under way. Fairbanks International Airport officials say they’re expecting about 2,000 passengers to depart daily during the season. Almost all of them are dropped off at the curb in front of the terminal. And some of the drivers are leaving their vehicles unattended at the curb, causing traffic congestion. That’s prompted airport police and fire officials to renew their warnings about those double-parked vehicles.last_img

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