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

Newscast – Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

KTOO’s midday newscast for Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. In this newscast: electronics larger than cell phones must be put in bins with nothing on top or beneath for X-ray screening, under new rules;  the Mexican consulate in Seattle will send officials to Alaska next week to assist with Mexican passports; an environmental group has filed notice that it will sue the federal government over its rejection of Pacific walrus as a threatened or endangered species; and Doyon Ltd. is considering drilling a fourth well 50 miles west of Fairbanks.

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Newscast – Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017

In this newscast: The City and Borough of Juneau asks state regulators for more time to weigh in on the local electric utility's acquisition by a Canadian company, a proposed ballot measure to curb lawmakers' pay when a budget isn't passed is cleared for signature gathering, an Anchorage judge overrules Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott to clear a ballot measure aimed at protecting salmon for signature gathering, Juneau's three state lawmakers announce a town hall to be held this week, and Norway's ambassador to the United States visits Petersburg and awards a local woman the Medal of St. Olav. 

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Newscast — Monday, Oct. 9, 2017

In this newscast: The City and Borough of Juneau updated Oct. 3 Election results with absentee and questioned ballots, UAS and local native organizations celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day, Juneau police identified remains found near the base of Thunder Mountain last week as a hiker missing since June and a Ketchikan man lay dead near a city street more than 12 hours before police were called. 

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Newscast – Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017

KTOO’s midday newscast for Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. In this newscast: Nearly every Alaskan woke up $1,100 richer today, thanks to this year's permanent fund dividends; the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released Armstrong Energy's plans for its billion-plus-barrel Nanushuk oil project; and the Pentagon is injecting $440 million more into missile defense to counter North Korea's accelerating push for a nuclear armed-missile capable of hitting the U.S.

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