Alaska News Nightly October 20 2014

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 @aprnDownload AudioParnell Meets With Guard MembersThe Associated PressGov. Sean Parnell met with Alaska National Guard members Sunday amid ongoing criticism about the administration’s response to allegations of sexual assault and other misconduct within the Guard.Gubernatorial Candidates Spar Over GaslineAlexandra Gutierrez, APRN – JuneauJust about every major gubernatorial candidate since Jay Hammond has made advancing a gasline part of their platform. This election is no different. With early field work being done on a project, Republican Gov. Sean Parnell and unaffiliated candidate Bill Walker are sparring over who can negotiate the best deal and who can close it.Elders and Youth Conference Kicks Off In AnchorageJennifer Canfield, KTOO – JuneauThe 30th annual Elders and Youth conference began Monday in Anchorage. The conference is held each year at the beginning of the same week as the Alaska Federation of Natives convention. The gathering is an opportunity for youth to discuss an array of issues relevant to Alaska Natives with support from their elders.Malaspina Crew Helps In Canada Rescue EffortLeila Kheiry, KRBD – KetchikanThe crew of the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Malaspina participated in a weekend rescue effort in Canadian waters.Small Southeast Community Becomes New Alaska City The Associated PressA small community in southeast Alaska is the state’s newest city. A state commissioner signed incorporation documents last week for Edna Bay, which has a population of 49.Deadline Approaches For Fairbanks Air PlanDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThe clock is ticking toward the deadline for a plan for getting Fairbanks into compliance with federal air quality standards.  The state hasn’t given up on getting the fine particulate pollution plan in by a Dec. 31 Environmental Protection Agency deadline.Many Voters Irked At Deluge Of Negative Campaign AdsLiz Ruskin, APRNThe election is just two weeks from tomorrow, and many Alaskans can’t wait for the campaigns to end.Alaska is among a handful of states that will decide which party controls the U.S. Senate. Money is flooding in to pay for ads, mailers and door-to-door legwork in support of Sen. Mark Begich and Republican challenger Dan Sullivan. And the results aren’t always pretty.Attack Ads…With A TwistDave Waldron, KSKA – AnchorageIt seems to be fairly universal that everyone is growing weary of the constant barrage of attack ads. To help us lighten the mood a bit as we race to the November 4th finish line, KSKA’s Dave Waldron found a way to bring levity to the attack.last_img

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