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Update on POW activities

Southeast Alaska News - Thu, 2013-12-26 13:57

Jon Bolling, Craig City Administrator and chair of the Prince of Wales Community Advisory Council (POWCAC) speaks about ongoing projects and issues facing Prince of Wales Island.  POWCAC met, and will continue to meet with delegates from Ketchikan to discuss issues of mutual concern, such as the IFA and school funding.  POWupdate

President Obama Signs Budget, Defense Bills

NPR News - Thu, 2013-12-26 13:50

The bipartisan spending measure eases mandatory sequestration cuts over the next two years and the defense authorization gives the Pentagon nearly $527 billion for fiscal 2014.

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Problems with 107.1

Southeast Alaska News - Thu, 2013-12-26 13:46

We are aware of problems with the signal at 107.1 and are working to correct it.  If you usually tune in to 107.1 and the signal is  poor, you may want to try 105.3 to see if it comes in better.  You can also stream KRBD.  Click on the streaming link on our website.  We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to get 107.1 back up again and strong.

 

The Tragic Number That Got Us All Talking About Our Clothing

NPR News - Thu, 2013-12-26 13:39

As 2013 wraps up, NPR is looking at the numbers that tell this year's story. The number 1,134 got us all talking about where our clothes come from, who's making it, and under what conditions. It's the official death toll of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh.

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NTSB finds pilot error in fatal 2012 Alaska plane crash

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Thu, 2013-12-26 13:35
NTSB finds pilot error in fatal 2012 Alaska plane crash The July 2012 accident -- which occurred north of Fairbanks -- involved an aircraft that was part of a touring group that encountered poor weather while en route from Canada. December 26, 2013

How 2013 Became The 'Gayest Year Ever'

NPR News - Thu, 2013-12-26 13:34

Utah's surprise decision to legalize same-sex marriage caps a landmark year for gay rights. The last 12 months saw a huge string of victories, from state legislatures, to Congress, to the Supreme Court.

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Hawaii sinkhole yields evidence of giant tsunami from Alaska

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Thu, 2013-12-26 13:29
Hawaii sinkhole yields evidence of giant tsunami from Alaska A mysterious deposit of rocks, coral and seashells in a Hawaii sinkhole led researchers to conjecture a monster wave born more than 2,000 miles away in an Aleutian earthquake.December 26, 2013

Experimental Tool Uses Light To Tweak The Living Brain

NPR News - Thu, 2013-12-26 13:25

An experimental technique called optogenetics is starting to change the way researchers look at the brain. The tool allows them to switch entire brain circuits on and off using light, and may help figure out what's going wrong in brain ailments from epilepsy to depression.

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Iowa Opens The Doors To Medicaid Coverage, On Its Own Terms

NPR News - Thu, 2013-12-26 13:19

Iowa initially chose not to expand Medicaid to thousands of beneficiaries under the Affordable Care Act. But it's come up with a plan that uses federal money to pay for expansion, while writing its own rules. Beneficiaries will have to pay a small premium, for instance.

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Syria's War Creates A Market For Artificial Legs

NPR News - Thu, 2013-12-26 13:13

Before Syria's civil war, there was no real need for a clinic that could teach the disabled how to walk on artificial legs. Now there's huge demand, not only for the legs, but also for training.

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Venezualan Flights Are Dirt Cheap ... If You Can Get A Ticket

NPR News - Thu, 2013-12-26 13:10

The good news is that air travel to and from Venezuela is dirt cheap due to the difference between the official cost of tickets and the black-market currency rate. The bad news is that many flights are booked up months in advance.

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Manufacturing 2.0: Old Industry Creating New High-Tech Jobs

NPR News - Thu, 2013-12-26 13:07

As the U.S. economy continues to recover, it has been getting some help from an unexpected place. After decades of massive job losses, manufacturing firms have been steadily creating jobs — many of them well-paying. One particularly bright spot is a new generation of high-tech manufacturers.

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