Alaska News Nightly Monday May 20 2019

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 @AKPublicNews Alaska man given Coast Guard medal years after girl’s rescue Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C. State officials say they’ll soon begin shipping water to Yakutat after PFAS contamination was found in wells near the Southeast city’s state-owned airport. University of Alaska archaeologists have announced the discovery of an 1,800-year-old human footprint at a site south of Fairbanks. It’s the oldest such footprint ever found in the North American subarctic, and it’s helping archaeologists understand more about the ancient people who lived at the site for more than 14,000 years. Jacob Resneck, CoastAlaska – Juneau Robert Woolsey, KCAW – Sitka From Texas to Colorado to Scotland, ANWR drilling opponents take their case to CEOs Scientists find 1,800-year-old footprint near Fairbanks Negotiations over Alaska Tribal Child Welfare Compact break down between state and tribes Associated Press Pink salmon fisherman still waiting for federal relief funding after season disaster State to ship water to Yakutat following PFAS contamination at well Tim Ellis, KUAC – Fairbanks Krysti Shallenberger, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Bethel Dan Bross, KUAC Two Interior Alaska State Troopers killed in the line of duty are having bridges named after them. A small crowd marched on BP’s American headquarters in Denver today, demanding the oil conglomerate not drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It’s part of a larger effort by environmental groups to target oil companies and also banks. Two bridges named after fallen Interior State Troopers An Alaska man has received the U.S. Coast Guard’s second-highest civilian honor for saving a girl from drowning when they were both children more than 20 years ago. Kavitha George, KMXT – Kodiak The 2016 pink salmon season qualified as a federal disaster, but relief funding is stalled on the Office of Management and Budget desk in D.C. Until it gets approved, Alaska Department of Fish & Game, local representatives, and pink salmon fishermen themselves are stuck in a holding pattern, not knowing when the money is coming or even who is eligible to receive it. Author, radio host honored as Alaska’s ‘Distinguished Artist’ for 2019 Negotiations broke down Friday over a compact between Alaska Native tribes, tribal organizations and the state Department of Health and Social Services. You won’t find the work of the 2019 Rasmuson Distinguished Artist hanging in any gallery or echoing through a concert hall. Richard Nelson is a scientist and author foremost, but he is also a performer of the airwaves.last_img read more

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