Alaska News Nightly Thursday March 30 2017

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 alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowCongress lets states block some Planned Parenthood moneyAssociated PressThe Senate has voted to let states block federal family planning money from going to Planned Parenthood affiliates and other abortion providers.Searching for signs of Seward in DCLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.Exactly 150 years ago, on March 30, 1867, the United States signed a treaty to buy Alaska from Russia. The treaty changed the course of Alaska history, but did it leave any mark on the city where it was signed?Naknek Electric sues former manager for $1 million over embezzlement allegationsDave Bendinger, KDLG – DillinghamThe Naknek Electric Association has filed a lawsuit against its former longtime manager Donna Vukich, seeking $1 million in damages. NEA alleges Vukich used the company credit card for personal expenses going back more than a decade, and says she is no longer cooperating to pay back the embezzled funds.Immigration agents round up 84 in Alaska, Washington, OregonAssociated PressImmigration authorities say agents rounded up 84 people – including 60 with criminal records – during a three-day operation in Washington, Oregon and Alaska.Ask the Energy Desk: What about wave and tidal energy in Alaska?Elizabeth Jenkins, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauWhen you think about renewable energy in Alaska, what comes to mind? Probably wind, which contributes to about 3 percent of the state’s power generation. And maybe solar panels, which are starting to gain momentum. But there’s also the potential for what lies along 6,500 miles of coastline.Formerly all-Boeing Alaska Air to keep Airbus jets for ‘foreseeable future’Tom Banse, Northwest News Network – OregonAlaska Airlines executives say the integration of former rival Virgin America is proceeding on track. Parent company Alaska Air Group updated Wall Street analysts on the merger at an “Investor Day” briefing in New York City on Wednesday.Bill would halve Gov. Walker’s pension bond authorityAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauAlaska is projected to owe public workers more than $6 billion more in pensions than it has in assets. So state officials are looking for ways to save money.Specialty crop grant deadline approachesCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageTis the season for specialty crop grant applications. The grants are part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s effort to expand certain crops and are distributed by the state Division of Agriculture.Hanneman realizes dream with national championship winDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThe Super Tour spring series cross country ski races continued in Fairbanks last (Weds) night with national championship skate technique sprints.Bethel organizers prepare for Cama’i Dance FestivalAnna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – BethelThe 2017 Cama’i Dance Festival begins tomorrow at the Bethel Regional High School. The weekend-long cultural celebration marks the largest annual gathering of Alaska Native dance in the world.last_img read more