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Blast Rips Through Minneapolis Apartment Building

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-01 10:05

At least 13 victims have injuries ranging from burns to trauma suffered from jumping out windows.

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AK Beat: Southcentral Alaska avalanche danger high

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Wed, 2014-01-01 09:17
AK Beat: Southcentral Alaska avalanche danger high Alaskans looking to ring in the New Year by exploring the slopes and valleys take heed: the National Weather Service has issued a special alert, highlighting an increased danger of backcountry avalanches from Kenai to Turnagain Arm.January 1, 2014

Colorado's Turning Over A New Leaf: Recreational Pot

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-01 08:41

As of Wednesday, licensed stores in Colorado can sell recreational marijuana, making it the first state to control and regulate a legal recreational marijuana industry.

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Tummy Beer, Coffee Maker Cooking And Mini-Fasts: 2013's Most Read

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-01 08:25

We look back at the most popular posts on The Salt in 2013. From tips on handling raw chicken to Japanese latte art, the stories spanned the spectrum of the food world.

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Tummy Beer, Coffee Maker Cooking And Mini-Fasts: 2013's Most Read

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-01 08:25

We look back at the most popular posts on The Salt in 2013. From tips on handling raw chicken to Japanese latte art, the stories spanned the spectrum of the food world.

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Colorado Recreational Pot Market Opens For Business

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-01 08:05

Activists hope the move will prove that legalization is a better alternative than the costly drug war.

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Justice Sotomayor Blocks Part Of Birth Control Mandate

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-01 07:25

The Supreme Court justice issued a decision Tuesday night that's putting part of President Obama's health insurance law in doubt. Groups like the Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged are suing to block the law, saying it violates their religious freedom.

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The Incredible Versatility Of Photographer John Dominis

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-01 07:00

Over the course of a few decades at Life magazine, Dominis not only worked in just about every photographic genre but also seemed to have mastered them. He died Monday at age 92, leaving behind an archive that's hard to comprehend.

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Most Economists Say Happy New Year — Really

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-01 06:01

Annual forecasts are brimming with good cheer for 2014: Jobs will come back, stock prices will keep heading higher, and consumer spending will continue to improve, economists predict.

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush Is Hospitalized

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-01 02:01

Barbara Bush, 88, is in a hospital in Houston with a respiratory-related issue, according to her husband's office.

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Dying Lawyer Convicted Of Aiding Terrorism Leaves Prison

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-01 01:25

In 2005, Lynn Stewart was convicted of helping blind Egyptian cleric Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman communicate with followers while he was serving a life sentence for plotting to blow up New York City landmarks.

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Alaska to expand Medicaid management program

Southeast Alaska News - Wed, 2014-01-01 01:02

The Department of Health and Social Services is looking at a Medicaid care coordination program in 2014. The pilot project would supplement the department’s Care Management Program that, according to a department brochure on the state’s Medicaid program, oversees Medicaid recipients “who have used services in an amount or at a frequency that is not medically necessary.”

In a request for proposals (RFP) issued Dec. 24, the department says it seeks to implement a coordinated care program “to combat harmful and costly inappropriate use of Medicaid-covered services.”

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Study: Seat belt use lower among tribal members

Southeast Alaska News - Wed, 2014-01-01 01:01

Tribal members in Juneau use their seat belts 75.1 percent of the time when driving, according to a study released Friday by the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium.

The state of Alaska’s average rate is 86.1 percent, with Juneau at 81.6 percent.

“We’re quite a bit behind,” said Lesa Way, an injury prevention specialist for SEARHC.

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Outdoor deaths refocus attention on homeless

Southeast Alaska News - Wed, 2014-01-01 01:00

ANCHORAGE — The recent deaths of two women in makeshift shelters have refocused attention on the problems Anchorage faces in sheltering a growing homeless population in winter.

Phyllis Ayaprun was found dead Saturday inside a tent in a wooded part of town. Two days earlier, Elaine Cleveland was found dead in a van parked near downtown.

It’s not clear to what extent the women utilized the city’s sheltering system or if either tried to seek indoor shelter before they died. But their deaths have been noted by people who work with the homeless.

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Cook Inlet Energy executive says well tests exceed expectations

Southeast Alaska News - Wed, 2014-01-01 01:00

KENAI — Initial tests from the Sword No. 1 well have exceeded expectations, the chief executive of Cook Inlet Energy said.

David Hall said in a release that his company expects the well, on the west side of Cook Inlet, will surpass the previous production estimate of 750 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

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Remember the announcement about the Alaska Class Ferry? The fishing season? The...

Facebook Feed - Tue, 2013-12-31 14:02
Remember the announcement about the Alaska Class Ferry? The fishing season? The big crime stories of the year? The governor visiting? We've got some of the headlines of year combined in one place. Take a listen and reminisce about the good, the bad, the unusual and the typical for our little area of Southeast Alaska. Happy New Year!


KHNS News Year in Review for 2013
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A look back at some of the top news stories and events from 2013 for the Upper Lynn Canal.

We're kickin' off 2014 with Talk Around Town on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. on K...

Facebook Feed - Tue, 2013-12-31 09:39
We're kickin' off 2014 with Talk Around Town on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. on KHNS. Host Debra Schnabel will be talking with guests about resolutions - How can we be realistic about them, successful with them...or should we even make them at all? And she wants to hear from listeners. Do you make resolutions? Why or why not? Do you have one for 2014? We welcome your calls, live on Thursday between 10:20 and 10:50 a.m. Just listen during those times to join in the conversation. If you'd rather, post your thoughts on resolutions here, if you don't mind us including them in our show. Talk Around Town - Thursday, Jan. 2 at 10 a.m. on KHNS.

Well, you all liked that last winter shot so much, here's what the last Monday o...

Facebook Feed - Mon, 2013-12-30 12:17
Well, you all liked that last winter shot so much, here's what the last Monday of 2013 looks like from the KHNS Newsroom in Haines. Sort of Edgar Allan Poe-ish. Another forecast of strong winds and blowing snow in Skagway and a winter storm advisory until 6 p.m. for Haines. Highs 21-27. During our last newscast of year tonight we'll revisit some of the years top stories.

From the Haines Police Department this evening.

Facebook Feed - Sat, 2013-12-28 21:02
From the Haines Police Department this evening.

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The Haines Police Department advises residents that Mud Bay Road is impassible from the harbor to the cannery at Letnikof due to heavy snow and stuck vehicles. DOT is on its way, but anyone traveling that way is advised to wait a few hours... Be safe, everyone!

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Facebook Feed - Fri, 2013-12-27 15:42

Appeals court reinstates overfishing charges against Kookesh, two others
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In 2009, Kookesh, a Democrat, and the other men were fishing for sockeye salmon at Kanalku Bay near his hometown of Angoon.