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In Years Prior To Investigation, Chaplains And Parnell Aide Submitted Guard Complaints To Governor’s Top Staff

Parnell's former military affairs advisor says that when she reached out to the about complaints about the Guard, she was directed to involve the leadership the complaints concerned. She was also told that the Administration had already addressed these types of allegations. Download Audio

Judge rules state must comply with National Guard records request

An Alaska Superior Court judge ruled Thursday that the governor’s office must start providing documents about the National Guard scandal to Alaska Public Media and Alaska Dispatch News. The State has until noon Friday to hand over any related public records they have already identified and a privilege log that explains why they cannot provide other documents. Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: October 30, 2014

Judge Rules State Must Comply With National Guard Records Request; Organizations Making Final Push To Encourage Alaska Native Voters; YKHC Moves Into New Prematernal Home; Timeline Begins To Emerge From National Guard Documents; Refuge Proposes Shooting Caribou that Swim Off Adak; Report: Second-Growth Logging Can Start Now; Download Audio

Organizations Making Final Push To Encourage Alaska Native Voters

As Election Day nears, Native organizations in Juneau are making one last big push to encourage voters through a Get Out the Native Vote information rally on Saturday. Download Audio

YKHC Moves Into New Prematernal Home

A facility that has lowered infant and mother morbidity rates in the Y-K Delta has a new home. Bethel’s Prematernal Home has moved to a new building along the Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway. The new Home is three times the size of the old one and has improved amenities for the region’s expectant mothers during the final stage of pregnancy. Download Audio

Refuge Proposes Shooting Caribou that Swim Off Adak

Adak Island is home to something you won’t find much of elsewhere in the Aleutians: a herd of caribou, introduced in the 1950s as a hunting option for the naval base. The base has since closed, but the caribou are still there -- and lately, some have been striking out for new pastures. It’s got wildlife refuge managers looking to keep a herd from forming where hunters can’t follow. Download Audio

Report: Second-Growth Logging Can Start Now

Tongass National Forest officials want the timber industry to log and process fewer old trees. They’re planning a 10- to-15-year transition to harvesting younger forests. Two Oregon researchers, one an industry consultant and the other an environmental activist, say it can happen sooner. Download Audio

Three Way Race For House 10

A three way race for House District 10 pits Republican incumbent Wes Keller against Democrat newcomer Neal Lacy, and undeclared Roger Purcell.

DEBATE FOR THE STATE: Alaska’s U.S. Senate and House Candidates

U.S. House candidates took the stage Thursday night for one of the last live debates of the election season. They were followed by U.S. Senate candidates Mark Begich, D, and Dan Sullivan, R, on the second night of Alaska Public Media's Debate for the State program. Listen now: 

Alaska Public Media, Alaska Dispatch News Take State To Court Over National Guard Documents

Alaska Public Media and Alaska Dispatch News are taking the State to court because the state government has failed to provide documents regarding the National Guard Scandal. Download Audio