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Alaska News Nightly Tuesday July 9 2019

first_imgDavis Hovey, KNOM – Nome Dry weather could exacerbate wildfire risk in Interior Public safety officials discuss AG visit, rural justice While much of the focus this month has been on the vetoes, state senators in Juneau raised alarms about another budget issue: the money swept from state budget accounts into a harder-to-access piggy bank, the Constitutional Budget Reserve. Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s cuts to Alaska’s university system could dismantle a statewide library system that allows patrons to easily request more than 3 million titles from libraries across the state. At a news conference in Wasilla yesterday, Republican lawmakers issued a request to Alaskans: Please, stop showing up at our houses to plead with us about the governor’s budget vetoes. Constituents also showed up in person in Wasilla to make their case. The Fairbanks City Council has finally declared its support for overriding Governor Mike Dunleavy’s budget-cutting vetoes. The council and Mayor Jim Matherly had been under mounting public pressure to take a stand on the issue since Dunleavy announced his vetoes on June 28th. Stories 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 @AKPublicNews Budget cuts cost Nome its youth facility Joe Coleman, KNOM – Nome Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – Juneau Senators say time is running out on Power Cost Equalization, college scholarships and grants, and medical education Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage Nathaniel Herz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Anchorage U.S. Attorney General William Barr declared a law enforcement emergency in Alaska last month after visiting rural communities facing some of the highest rates of violence without any kind of law enforcement. He is also pledging millions of dollars in emergency funds.center_img After public pressure Fairbanks City Council opposes Dunleavy line-item vetoes NASA researchers’ first visit to Nome focuses on satellites, Yukon River plume Krysti Shallenberger, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Bethel Cuts to universities could threaten Alaska’s unified library catalog Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks Tim Ellis, KUAC – Fairbanks Governor Mike Dunleavy’s line item vetoes — if they are not over-ridden by the Legislature — have resulted in the closure of the Nome Youth Facility. Wildfires have charred over a million acres in Alaska so far this summer. The benchmark is considered average for an entire burn season, but with large portions of the state remaining very dry, there’s anticipation of more acreage being consumed during an extended wildfire season. Grammy Award-winning band Portugal. The Man is back in its home-state, playing a free concert Tuesday evening in Anchorage as part of a rally against Governor Mike Dunleavy’s recent line-item budget vetoes. In 4 a.m. emails, demonstrations and in-person ambushes, Alaskans press lawmakers on budget vetoes Jacob Resneck, CoastAlaska – Juneau Portugal. The Man returns home to protest budget vetoes Scientists from all over the world come to Nome each summer for various research projects. The first wave of studies this season included researchers from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration – NASA.last_img read more

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