Alaska News Nightly Thursday June 1 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 nowMurkowski talks climate change, health care during Juneau visitJacob Resneck, KTOO – JuneauRepublican Sen. Lisa Murkowski reacted to news that the U.S. is pulling out of the Paris climate agreement. She was skeptical of President Donald Trump’s assertion that he’d try to renegotiate a better deal.Senate passes opioid addiction prevention bill by wide marginHenry Leasia and Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageOn Thursday, the state Senate overwhelmingly voted to pass a bill which would limit opioid prescriptions from health providers in the state as well as require training on opioid abuse for medical practitioners. HB 159 passed by a margin of 17 to one.As lawmakers mull budget, unprecedented state shutdown loomsRashah McChesney, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauFor the third straight year, state employees are being warned about a looming government shutdown and the potential for mass layoffs.Anchorage advocacy group assembles to combat equal rights ordinance rollbackZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageA coalition of Anchorage advocacy groups, unions, and faith organizations is mobilizing to oppose an ongoing effort to roll back parts of the city’s equal rights ordinance.Putin calls the recent U.S. anti-ballistic missile exercises a threat to RussiaCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageFollowing a successful test of the United States’ anti-ballistic missile capabilities this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin called the missile defense system’s components in South Korea and Alaska a threat to Russia.Fairbanks project looks to restore crippled Cripple CreekDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksA project is underway to restore a Fairbanks area creek. The multi-year endeavor spearheaded by the Interior Alaska Land Trust and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is aimed at bringing Cripple Creek on the west side of town back to life.Haines Assembly sees its second resignation since AprilAbbey Collins, KHNS – HainesFor the second time in a little over a month, a Haines assembly member has resigned. The move follows a contentious meeting Tuesday night. The assembly had a few big decisions on its plate. But after a more than four hour meetings, only one had been resolved.Once-flagging Alaska space business shows signs of liftoffAssociated PressOnce close to death, Alaska’s foray into the space business is showing signs of liftoff.Scientists discover a third species of flying squrirrel hiding in plain sightMatt Miller, KTOO – JuneauResearchers say they’ve found a new species of flying squirrel, and a Juneau biologist’s data from almost two decades ago played a key role in the discovery.Summers in Palmer home to Friday Fling marketCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageOutdoor summer markets are ramping up with patrons and vendors abuzz over early season plant starts, delicious food, and crafts like homemade soap, jewelry, hats and mittens.last_img

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