Alaska News Nightly Monday Sept 14 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 Murkowski’s oil export ban gains traction, yet fate uncertainLiz Ruskin, APRN – Washington, D.C.Sen. Lisa Murkowski is making progress on ending the U.S. ban on crude oil exports. It’s one of her biggest goals as chairman of the Senate Energy Committee.Reality TV host faces on federal poaching chargesRobert Hannon, KUAC – FairbanksClark Dixon a host of the Sportsman Channel television show “The Syndicate” is facing federal poaching charges.6 groups file for emergency ESA listing for POW wolvesLeila Kheiry, KRBD – KetchikanSix conservation groups on Monday petitioned for an emergency Endangered Species Act listing for the Alexander Archipelago wolf.Equal rights law expected to sail through Anchorage AssemblyZachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageAn equal rights ordinance that divided Anchorage politics before failing in a ballot vote is expected to sail through the city’s Assembly this week.Ombudsman faults correctional proceduresEllen Lockyer, KSKA – AnchorageIn a report released Sept. 5, the state ombudsman says that the Department of Corrections failed to follow the law in three separate cases involving inmates from both Palmer and Anchorage correctional facilities.Like Sitka, parts of Juneau are susceptible to landslidesElizabeth Jenkins, KTOO – JuneauThis past weekend, a Juneau Preparedness Expo gave the public a variety of information on how to cope in an emergency. One lecture more relevant than ever was on mudslides and landslides–just weeks after Sitka’s deadly disaster.Air China to service Fairbanks for Aurora viewersDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksA Chinese airline will bring winter visitors to Fairbanks. The city’s tourism director says the flights which are already fully booked are primarily aimed at visitors coming to Fairbanks for Aurora viewing.In Dutch Harbor, new orange barge is the beacon of oil-spill preparednessJohn Ryan, KUCB – UnalaskaThe classic postcard view of the town of Unalaska isn’t what it used to be.  The nation’s oldest Russian Orthodox church still towers in front of a bay backed by tundra-covered mountains.  Now, there’s also a bright orange, 200-foot barge floating in between them.Religion and climate change – can you talk about both?Anne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageIs climate change a religious issue? A group of Alaskans says yes, and a national survey supports them, for some groups. Alaskans joined together this weekend in Anchorage for an interfaith Earth Care Jamboree.last_img read more