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Our three minute newscast with highlights of the day’s news.

Newscast – Monday, May 22, 2017

In this newscast, the U.S. Coast Guard rescued two separated kayakers near Chichagof Island on Saturday evening; the Alaska Department of Corrections is investigating the death of a 60-year-old inmate who complained of breathing trouble; Senator Dan Sullivan was heckled at a town hall meeting primarily for his positions on health care and the operator of the Red Dog Mine will give millions of dollars to 11 Northwest Arctic Borough villages instead of paying taxes.

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Newscast – Thursday, May 11, 2017

In this newscast: The Alaska Senate is poised to vote and reject a state income tax proposal, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Fairbanks for Arctic Council meetings, Wasilla Rep. David Eastman becomes the first member of the Alaska House to be censured, unable to sell its ferry Taku, the state lowers its minimum asking price, and Washington state is taking legal action against the U.S. government after a tunnel collapsed at its Hanford nuclear waste site.

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Bartlett Regional Hospital. (Photo by Jennifer Canfield/KTOO)

Newscast – Tuesday, May 9, 2017

In this newscast: Bartlett Regional Hospital's CEO estimates the American Health Care Act as passed by the House would cost the hospital $69 million over 10 years, fallen Juneau Police officer Karl Reishus will have a street named after him in a the new Pederson Hill subdivision, Sam, the 17-foot pet python that had gone missing from a two weeks ago in Meadow Lakes, has returned, and a few bars of The Vega String Quartet playing Monday's lunchtime Juneau Jazz and Classics concert in the State Office Building.

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