Alaska News Nightly Friday Sept 2 2016

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 nowShould the Permanent Fund invest in oil tax credits?Rachel Waldholz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageThe Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation board had an unusual visitor at their meeting today. Former Attorney General Craig Richards showed up to pitch an unconventional investment idea: oil and gas tax credits.Alaska Legislature shutters offices on Friday afternoonsJeremy Hsieh, KTOO – JuneauAs a cost-saving measure, 22 legislative information offices around the state are shuttered starting this Friday afternoon.Homer residents respond to proposed drillingShahla Farzan, KBBI – HomerDozens of Homer residents attended the public hearing to learn more about the proposal to lease portions of Cook Inlet for oil and gas drilling.Plan expands rural cell, broadband serviceEd Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – JuneauMore Alaskans will have affordable access to mobile phones and broadband internet, thanks to a change in federal communication rules and funding.One People Canoe Society to paddle for Standing Rock Tribe to protest controversial pipelineElizabeth Jenkins, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauMembers of the One People Canoe Society will travel this week from Alaska to North Dakota to paddle in protest over a controversial pipeline.Anchorage professor bets on bio-insulation made from mushroomsEric Keto, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageFrom underneath the roads to inside our homes, insulation is everywhere in Alaska. But traditional foam board is energy intensive to produce and often ends up as plastic litter in oceans and waterways. A group of researchers at the University of Alaska Anchorage are working to develop an environmentally friendly alternative.Homer Fire gets boost through remodel, grantsDaysha Eaton, KBBI – HomerHomer Volunteer Fire Department has started a remodeling project to improve their Pioneer Avenue building.AK: Marine mammal camp nurtures budding scientistsShahla Farzan, KBBI – HomerThe phrase “summer camp” usually brings to mind images of toasted marshmallows, campfires and wobbly canoe trips. Not bones.49 Voices: Will Schlimgen of Eagle RiverWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThis week we’re hearing from Will Schlimgen in Eagle River. Will is originally from California, and is just starting his second year at UAA.last_img

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