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Mon Dec 30, 2013

Southeast Alaska News - Mon, 2013-12-30 11:58

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The state appeals court on Friday reinstated charges of excessive fishing against former state senator and two others. Researchers met in Juneau to discuss what Southeast Alaska might look like in 70 years given weather trends. KCAW’s Rich McClear share an audio postcard from Sitka’s annual Polar Dip.

No simple solutions to Alaska aviation's deadly year

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Mon, 2013-12-30 11:51
No simple solutions to Alaska aviation's deadly year While there are no easy answers for why 2013 saw so many aircraft fatalities in Alaska, more emphasis on good decision-making could be key to preventing such future tragedies.December 30, 2013

Brave Heart celebrates the New Year, more volunteers needed

Southeast Alaska News - Mon, 2013-12-30 11:46

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Brave Heart Volunteers will throw a New Year’s Eve shindig to show appreciation for volunteers and contributors. Jessica Gibson, Brave Heart Development Director discusses the details, and requests more volunteers for ongoing programming.

I am a Ski Builder

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Mon, 2013-12-30 11:14

Will Spears is a dedicated ski bum. After growing up on the slopes of North Carolina, Spears decided to look for something a little steeper and shortly found himself in Alaska.

When Spears is not on the mountain, chances are you’ll find him in his shop building skis. With his girlfriend Jeannine Armour, Spears founded Chugach Snow Tools in Girdwood, AK.

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John Norris

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“The Gold Lining” – Broke for Free

INDIE ALASKA is an original video series produced by Alaska Public Media in partnership with PBS Digital Studios.

The weekly videos capture the diverse and colorful lifestyles of everyday Alaskans at work and at play. Together, these videos present a fresh and authentic look at living in Alaska.

AK Beat: Kwethluk man survives frigid night outside

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Mon, 2013-12-30 11:02
AK Beat: Kwethluk man survives frigid night outside An experienced outdoorsman survived a night in temperatures that dipped to 15 below after his snowmachine got stuck between the Southwest Alaska communities of Kwethluk and Russian Mission, Alaska State Troopers said.December 30, 2013

Woman Dies From Cold Exposure In Anchorage

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Mon, 2013-12-30 11:00

Anchorage Police say a 57-year-old woman was found dead after spending the night in a tent in Anchorage.

She was found just before 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

An initial investigation has found no foul play was involved.

Police have identified the woman as Phyllis Ayaprun.

Official In Charge Of Creating HealthCare.gov Steps Down

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 10:59

Michelle Snyder, who was responsible for the problem-plagued website, will retire from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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Al-Qaida's Receipts: From 60-Cent Cake To A $6,800 Workshop

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 10:55

Receipts left behind in Timbuktu show how the terrorist network tracks its expenses, The Associated Press reports. From minor amounts spent on food to much more spent on meetings, al-Qaida records expenses much like a multinational corporation would, the wire service says.

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At Long Last, Female Ski Jumpers Can Go For Olympic Gold

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 10:34

The event makes its debut in Sochi after a fight that landed in a Canadian courtroom and endured years of setbacks. At trials in Park City, Utah, on Sunday, ski jumper Jessica Jerome, 27, became the first woman to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.

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At Long Last, Female Ski Jumpers Can Go For Olympic Gold

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 10:34

The event makes its debut in Sochi after a fight that landed in a Canadian courtroom and endured years of setbacks. At trials in Park City, Utah, on Sunday, ski jumper Jessica Jerome, 27, became the first woman to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.

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Report Details NSA's Alleged High-Tech Tricks For Snaring Data

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 10:13

The NSA's Tailored Access Operations division uses everything from modified USB plugs to fake cell towers to access targets' data, according to German magazine Der Spiegel. The agency's elite TAO unit focuses on producing high-quality and hard-to-gain intelligence, Der Spiegel reports.

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Test Sites Chosen For Commercial Drone Testing

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 09:17

The locations are expected to produce jobs as companies try out ways to make money with "unmanned aircraft systems." The six sites stretch from Alaska south to Texas and then north to New York State.

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VIDEO: Volcano Erupts In El Salvador, Ash And Gas Soar

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 08:35

The Chaparrastique volcano blew for the first time in 37 years, producing a cloud that rose as much as six miles into the air. Airlines canceled many flight into and out of the country. While things are calmer today, gases are still rising from the volcano.

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Boeing Soars Despite A Turbulent 2013

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 08:28

The airplane manufacturer was one of the stock market's best performers this year, despite battery problems that grounded its entire fleet of new 787s for more than three months. But a labor dispute involving its largest union could have some Boeing customers looking to competitor Airbus for new planes.

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Billionaire Philanthropist, GOP Donor Harold Simmons Dies

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 07:57

He was a top donor to the Republican Party, but his philanthropy crossed political lines. The Dallas Morning News reports that Simmons died Saturday in Dallas. He was 82.

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GOP Crafts New Rules To Shorten 2016 Primary Season

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 07:31

With a February start and a June convention, the party hopes to regain some control over the chaotic presidential nominating process. Among the proposed changes: a June convention.

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GOP Crafts New Rules To Shorten 2016 Primary Season

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 07:31

With a February start and a June convention, the party hopes to regain some control over the chaotic presidential nominating process. Among the proposed changes: A June convention.

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NFL Firings Begin: Browns, Redskins, Others Ax Coaches

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 06:58

With the 2013 regular season now over, teams are starting to fire coaches who produced disappointing results. The least surprising dismissal so far: that of Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan. His departure had been rumored for weeks.

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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.