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Alaska News Nightly Tuesday Sept 11 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 alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNewsListen nowSoutheast bids adieu to fast ferry FairweatherJacob Resneck, CoastAlaska – JuneauAlaska’s fast ferry completed what’s likely to be its last Southeast run this past weekend.FBI joins search for missing 10-year-old Kotzebue girlDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThe FBI has joined the effort to find a missing girl in Kotzebue. Ten-year-old Ashley Johnson-Barr was last seen the evening of September 6th leaving a local park.State fines group opposing salmon habitat initiative for violating naming ruleElizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageThe Alaska Public Offices Commission says the group violated a rule that requires an organization fighting an initiative to clearly state its opposition in its name.Park Service extends perioid for public comment on hunting regulationsDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThe National Park Service has again extended the public comment period on a proposed sport hunting and trapping regulatory change. The controversial change proposed for Alaska National Preserve lands would allow state permitted practices like bear baiting, using artificial light to kill bears at den sites, killing coyotes during denning season, and killing of swimming caribou.ACLU-Alaska announces settlement in immigration detentionAssociated PressThe American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska says it’s settled a lawsuit with the city of Palmer that alleged officers wrongfully detained a Peruvian man over his immigration status.Clear Air Force station missile defense project receives $14.8 million grantTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksThe Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $14.8 million contract to a Palmer-based contractor for work on a missile defense-related project at Clear Air Force Station, near Anderson.UAF highlights profitability of Sikuliaq research vesselDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThe University of Alaska Fairbanks operated research vessel Sikuliaq is proving to be a good investment. That was a key message from UAF college of fisheries and ocean sciences dean Bradly Moran during a Sikuliaq update for UA regents last week.Charging details remain confidential for Unalaska teens that allegedly threatened teen with handgunLaura Kraegel, KUCB – UnalaskaThe state has filed charges against two Unalaska teenagers who allegedly threatened another teen with a handgun this July. That’s likely all the information Unalaskans will get about the case — unless it moves to the adult court system.Alleged assault of grandmother in Juneau courtroom raises concerns about securityAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauA 26-year-old Juneau man spent roughly six months in jail for allegedly assaulting his grandmother. Then the man — who’s diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia — did it again — this time in a Juneau courtroom. And it took 11 minutes for a law enforcement officer to arrive.Wrangell resident shares her story for World Suicide Prevention DayJune Leffler, KSTK – WrangellAlaska has the second highest rate of suicide in the nation, that’s according to a 2016 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Five decades on, a Sitkan takes lessons from the 1968 DNC RiotsRobert Woolsey, KCAW – SitkaSitkan Jerry Dzugan was a college student in Chicago in 1968 and witnessed firsthand the riots in the streets during the Democratic National Convention in late August. A bystander, he was nevertheless beaten and arrested during widespread efforts by Chicago police to clear the streets and restore order.last_img read more