APRN News


  • ‘Demo Dose’ Lab Tests Find Bacteria

    April 22, 2014
    Lab testing of a synthetic saline solution wrongly used in a University of Alaska Fairbanks medical class shows bacteria. A Houston based laboratory was hired by the university to analyze samples of “Demo Dose.” The solution, which is not intended for humans, was used by UAF Community and Technical College Clinical Procedures Class students to practice injections on themselves and one another. Download Audio


  • Lawmakers Search For Education Bill Solution

    April 22, 2014
    Last night, the Alaska State Legislature failed to meet their 90-day deadline after the House and Senate couldn’t reach an agreement on a major education bill. Lawmakers stayed on the floor until 4am trying to wrap up their work, but it was not enough. Now, they’re back at the Capitol for a 91st day of session trying to hammer out a deal. Download Audio


  • Federal Subsistence Board Votes To Limit Kuskokwim Kings to Federally Qualified Users

    April 22, 2014
    The Federal Subsistence Board Thursday unanimously approved a special action request from the Napaskiak Traditional Council that would limit any available king salmon to federally qualified subsistence users of 32 specific Kuskokwim communities.


  • Two Rescued As Troller Goes Aground In Heavy Surf

    April 22, 2014
    Two crewmen were rescued safely after their troller ran aground in heavy seas in Sitka Sound early Monday morning. The 52-foot steel-hulled troller Mirage radioed a distress call at about 3:30 AM. The boat had gone aground on the southern shore of Low Island, in surf and strong winds.


  • Alaska News Nightly: April 22, 2014

    April 23, 2014
    BP Sells Some North Slope Assets To Hilcorp; Legislature Remains Embroiled Over Education Bill; Miller Kicks Off Campaign in Wasilla; APD Implements New Crime-Tracking Systems; Expert Anticipates Low Prices For Togiak Herring Fishery; Comment Period Opens For Cruise Waste Permits; Tlingit Elder, Master Storyteller Cyril George Dies; Brace Yourselves, Bird Season Is Coming Download Audio


  • Tlingit Elder, Master Storyteller Cyril George Dies

    April 23, 2014
    Tlingit elder Cyril George Sr. has died at the age of 92. A fisherman, boat builder, master story teller, and man of great faith, George passed away last week at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Download Audio


  • Comment Period Opens For Cruise Waste Permits

    April 23, 2014
    The Legislature approved new regulations last year for cruise ships to release wastewater into Alaska’s oceans. Since then, the state has developed a permit process based on those regulations. Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s Division of Water Director Michelle Hale stopped in Ketchikan this week to talk about the changes. Download Audio


  • Expert Anticipates Low Prices For Togiak Herring Fishery

    April 23, 2014
    The largest herring fishery in Alaska is the Togiak sac-roe herring fishery and many stakeholders are preparing for an early start to the season. But at least one expert thinks the price may be so low this year, it won’t be worth fishing. Download Audio


  • APD Implements New Crime-Tracking Systems

    April 23, 2014
    The Anchorage Police Department is using two new systems to communicate with the public about crimes in the city. One is a crime mapping system and the other allows city residents to receive messages directly from the department. Download Audio


  • BP Sells Some North Slope Assets To Hilcorp

    April 23, 2014
    BP announced Tuesday it’s selling some of its assets on the North Slope. The company will sell to aging oil fields – Endicott and Northstar – to Hilcorp, a company that is developing oil and gas wells in Cook Inlet. Hilcorp will also buy a 50 percent interest in two other fields- Milne Point and Liberty. Download Audio