Alaska News Nightly Thursday Feb 28 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 alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews In speech to JBER troops, Trump praises Alaska, military and DunleavyZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageReturning to Washington D.C. from peace talks in Vietnam, the president gave a 20-minute speech, his first in-person address in Alaska.North Slope village tribal government sues over ConocoPhillips’ drilling plansElizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageAlong with five environmental groups, the Native Village of Nuiqsut is challenging the Bureau of Land Management’s approval of ConocoPhillips’ exploratory drilling plans this winter in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.Anchorage School District says Dunleavy budget could cut programs to the bare minimumWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageIn the Anchorage School District, the largest in the state, officials say they’re used to going through budget negotiations with lawmakers. But they say this year’s proposed cuts are on a different scale.Federal agency delays final environmental review of Alaska’s gasline projectRashah McChesney, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission attributed the delay to the state’s gasline corporation.Southeast hatcheries concerned over drought in the areaJacob Resneck, CoastAlaska – JuneauIt’s official: most of Southeast Alaska is in a drought.The panhandle’s been blessed with a long spell of blue skies.Family of St. Mary’s man sues trooper who shot himEmily Hofstaedter, KNOM – NomeLast summer, an Alaska State Trooper fatally shot a man in the lower Yukon Delta community of St. Mary’s. Now his family is filing a wrongful-death lawsuit against the trooper.Juneau considers proposal to offer more shore power to cruise shipsAdelyn Baxter, KTOO – JuneauAllowing more cruise ships to connect to shore power when they visit Juneau might mean less pollution and more money for the local electric utility. But could Alaska Electric Light & Power handle the increased volume?Students watch as Anchorage high school stage becomes courtroomJohanna Eurich, KYUK – AnchorageEveryone knows that traveling from villages to go to court in regional hubs is not cheap. The question before the Alaska Supreme Court is which state agency should pay the cost for juvenile defendants whose parents can’t afford the airfare.last_img

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