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Assembly approves 6-percent moorage hike on first reading. Final application for chinook mitigation fund to close in early January. Herring seiners will target over 17,000 tons in the Sitka Sound Sac Roe fishery in 2014.
"The launch of HealthCare.gov was flawed and simply unacceptable." Those are the words of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, published today, just before she spent time with people who share that view: members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
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Mt. Edgecumbe wrestlers Moses Jackson (Jr-Kwethluk), Daniel Alexi (Sr-Mt. Village), and Trevor Creed (Sr-Kotzebue) discuss their team’s championship performance at the Region V Wrestling tournament over the weekend. Mt. Edgecumbe captured the regional title for the third straight year in a row. With coach Mike Kimber.
Priscilla Schulte speaks about a local Alaska Studies class. Wendy Miles tells about computer skills classes and a management workshop. UAS121113
Time magazine has named Pope Francis its Person of the Year, calling him "The People's Pope." Francis has called on the Roman Catholic Church leadership to emphasize compassion and prioritize caring for the poor. Host Michel Martin speaks to a panel of Catholic leaders to hear their thoughts on Pope Francis.
After a tough year in which some of its pants allowed too much to be seen, the yoga clothier has found a new CEO. Also, founder and Chairman Chip Wilson plans to step aside. He caused controversy with comments about why some women's bodies may not fit into his company's pants.
The U.S. is suspending non-lethal aid because of infighting among the various factions opposed to President Bashar Assad. The rebel Free Syrian Army, which has lost ground in recent days to an Islamist group, criticized the decision. the U.K. also has reportedly decided to halt aid.
Anna Marie Mestes reminds everyone to submit their nominees for the KVB annual awards. She also talks about upcoming events and meetings. KVB121113
ANCHORAGE — A prisoner attacked at the Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward is in critical condition at an Anchorage hospital.
The Anchorage Daily News reports 48-year-old Forrest Ahvakana was injured Friday night. Alaska State Troopers say in a written statement that charges are pending against another inmate in the attack.
Ahvakana was taken to Alaska Regional Hospital. The hospital didn’t list a patient by that name Monday, but a spokeswoman says inmates are often placed in confidential status.
JUNEAU — Former state Rep. Harry Crawford is considering another run for the Alaska Legislature.
Crawford didn’t specify an office in his recently filed letter of intent but tells The Associated Press he is choosing between state House and Senate.
Crawford served five terms in the House before mounting a failed bid to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Don Young in 2010.
In 2012, Crawford lost the Democratic primary for an Anchorage Senate seat to then-Sen. Bettye Davis. Davis ultimately lost the seat to Eagle River Republican Anna Fairclough.
ANCHORAGE — A 27-year-old woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in the death of her nephew, who died of injuries suffered while she was babysitting.
Christina Moua of Anchorage was sentenced Friday in the death of 6-month-old Caiioun Xiong.
Prosecutors say he was shaken and dropped. He suffered a fractured skull, broken collarbone and other injuries in May 2010.
The Anchorage Daily News reports Moua in June pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter. Prosecutors dropped a second-degree murder charge.
FAIRBANKS — The Alaska Department of Transportation is testing a piece of equipment designed to crush ice on highways.
The tool, a Raiko Icebreaker, was used for two weeks on Fairbanks roads and is headed to Anchorage for two weeks of tests, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.
“It’s definitely a tool we’re looking forward to using more,” said Dan Schacher, the state Department of Transportation’s maintenance supervisor in Fairbanks.