Alaska News Nightly February 10 2015

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 @aprn.Download AudioTax Credits, Subsidies Could Be Things Of The Past As Alaska Faces Multi-Billion Dollar Deficit Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN – JuneauEvery year, the state of Alaska forgoes roughly a billion dollars because of tax credits, subsidies, and fee exemptions. With the state facing a multi-billion dollar deficit, the Legislature is taking a closer look at these potential revenue sources.Lawmakers Weigh Exempting Alaska From Daylight Saving TimeAssociated PressA state Senate committee has advanced a bill that would exempt Alaska from daylight saving time.Ethan Berkowitz Enters Anchorage Mayoral Race Anne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageFormer Democratic state legislator Ethan Berkowitz has entered Anchorage’s mayoral race. He announced his candidacy to a small crowd in midtown Tuesday afternoon.  He’s the ninth candidate to enter the pool.Alaska Seeks Delay In Tribal Sovereignty CaseJoaqlin Estus, KNBA – AnchorageGovernor Bill Walker’s administration is seeking a delay in a long-running tribal sovereignty case, saying it wants to form a working group to explore policy issues and potential alternatives to continued litigation. But the tribes’ attorney says the state’s request for a delay is just a ploy to get around its loss in court.Gov. Walker Pulls Alaska Commission Of Judicial Conduct NominationAlexandra Gutierrez, APRN – JuneauGov. Bill Walker has pulled the name of an appointee to the Alaska Commission on Judicial Conduct.Mat-Su Pursues Waste Solution Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – AnchorageThe city of Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough are wrestling over the problem of disposal of the Borough’s septic waste. A Borough waste treatment facility is years away, while Anchorage’s wastewater utility has had its fill of the Borough’s sludge.Honey Buckets Here For The Long Haul Johanna Eurich, APRN ContributorGovernor Tony Knowles wanted to put honey buckets into a museum. 20 years later, experts meeting in Anchorage recently heard that they’re not going anywhere soon.Brent Sass First Yukon Quest Musher To Reach Dawson Emily Schwing, KUAC – FairbanksBrent Sass was the first Yukon Quest musher to arrive today in Dawson City, the halfway point on the Yukon Quest trail.Seabird Decline Could Signal Drop In Ocean Productivity Lori Townsend, APRN – AnchorageSeabirds are on the decline in the North Pacific, from the Western Aleutians to Vancouver Island. Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey compiled and filtered the data of hundreds of thousands of surveys of different species conducted in the last 40 years to document the decline and say it could signal a drop in the overall productivity of the ocean.last_img

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