Alaska News Nightly Thursday April 26 2018

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 @aprnListen nowState Supreme Court hears arguments over Yes for Salmon initiativeElizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageThe Alaska Supreme Court heard arguments today, in a case that will decide the fate of one of this year’s most closely-watched ballot initiatives. The Yes for Salmon initiative aims to toughen the permitting process for projects in salmon habitat. But the state of Alaska argues it goes against the state constitution.Senate proposes capital budget, less than Walker’s proposalAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThe Senate Finance Committee has proposed a capital budget that would be $1.4 billion dollars for the coming year.Ethics committee finds probable cause of violation by TarrAssociated PressA legislative ethics committee has found probable cause that Rep. Geran Tarr violated ethics law by having staff help organize and fundraise for a 2017 street fair.U.N. shipping standards authority moves toward banning heavy fuel oil in the ArcticRavenna Koenig, Alaska’s Energy Desk – FairbanksThe United Nations organization that regulates international shipping recently decided to move toward banning the use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic. The thick oil could present unique challenges for cleanup in the event of a spill – especially in cold temperatures.Neff says he’ll appeal Quest ban over poor careDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksMusher Hugh Neff is talking back to Yukon Quest organizers who this week banned him from next year’s race for poor dog care. The censure announced Tuesday is based on a necropsy of a Neff dog named Boppy, who died in this year’s race.E. coli outbreak comes to Alaska, first confirmed cases are Nome inmatesDavis Hovey, KNOM – NomeAlaska has reported its first cases of a strain of E. coli bacteria related to a national outbreak going on this month.Southeast tribal corporation boosts government contractsEd Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – JuneauAn Alaska Native corporation will soon provide support services for the U.S. Navy in Guantanamo Bay. It’s another step in the growth of the profit-making arm of the state’s largest tribal government.2018 Native Youth Olympics begin in AnchorageEmily Russell, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageMore than 400 high school athletes from across Alaska are in town for the statewide championship, which tests strength, endurance and agility.Trekking in the Chugach: Exploring peaks in Anchorage’s backyardEmily Russell, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageWinter is winding down in Alaska. Most trails in Anchorage are already clear of snow, but the world is still frozen high up in the mountains.last_img read more