Alaska News Nightly Thursday May 25 2017

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 nowSoutheast Alaska spring troll fishery shut down for lack of king salmonJoe Viechnicki, KFSK – PetersburgThe spring season for commercial salmon trolling in Southeast Alaska is shutting down Monday, May 29 except for a few areas near hatchery salmon release sites. The spring season began in May and was to run through the end of June. However, poor returns of king salmon are prompting the closure.Young joins Afghanistan war skeptics in Congress Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.Congressman Don Young wants to know why Americans are still fighting in Afghanistan. He has co-sponsored a bill that would end funding for the war in a year, unless the President and Congress affirm the need for it.Hatchet-wielding man shot by Anchorage police Thursday morningCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAnchorage police say an officer shot and critically wounded a hatchet-wielding man early Thursday morning during an investigation of car break-ins on the city’s south side.NTSB investigating helicopter crash on Herbert GlacierJacob Resneck, KTOO – JuneauThe National Transportation Safety Board is investigating how and why a Juneau-bound helicopter ferrying tourists crashed during a glacier excursion.What goes into Juneau’s legislative budget numbers?Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauMany things divide the Senate and the House about the future of the state’s budget. One thing that can unite them is the numbers they use to determine how big of a hole in the budget they have to fill.220 Anchorage teachers receive layoff noticesJosh Edge, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage220 teachers in the Anchorage School District on Wednesday received layoff notices. The pink slips were issued as legislators contend with a $2.5 billion budget deficit, leaving education funding levels for the coming year uncertain.Police say boats at PAF yard in Dillingham broken into again this winterNick Ciolino, KDLG – DillinghamDillingham Police are investigating reports of boats broken into at the PAF yard. Police were notified of some of the break-ins last January, but other skippers returning to town to fish are finding problems, too.Many GCI customers will see internet bills go upCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageMany customers of Alaska telecommunications company GCI will see the cost of their internet service increase next month.Delta-area dairy owners decide to stay in business, but worker shortage persistsTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksThe Northern Lights Dairy in Delta Junction will stay open – at least, for now. The owners say they’ve reconsidered a decision earlier this month to close. The dairy’s future hinges on finding people to work hard for low pay, a nationwide agricultural problem, experts say is even more challenging in Alaska.Low pressure front near Denali Park brings snowDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThe Denali Park area is seeing a return to winter. A front associated with an area of low pressure over northwest Alaska is pushing across the Interior and dropping snow at higher elevations.last_img

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