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The day’s local and state news in about 10 minutes.

Newscast – Friday, May 17, 2019

In this newscast: U.S. Senate Energy Committee discusses carbon emissions, carbon capture and carbon taxes, state lawmakers settle on an Alaska Marine Highway System funding figure in budget negotiations, Alaska transportation officials are considering hiring Royal Canadian Mounted Police to keep a British Columbia ferry terminal open, a state judge throws out a Pebble-backed lawsuit against a regional seafood development association in Bristol Bay, the village of Solomon pursues city status and a 100 percent renewable energy goal, a sample of Whitehorse songwriter Sarah Hamilton's Red Carpet Concert, and why cruise ship passengers are going to North Pole.

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Newscast – Thursday, May 16, 2019

In this newscast: State lawmakers close in on a compromise criminal justice bill to repeal Senate Bill 91, the Legislature passes a bill to restore alcohol licensing at recreational sites like ski areas and fairs, how seafood marketers and timber businesses are coping with the trade war with China, locals in Ketchikan pour in support after Monday's plane crash, and the U.S. House passes a bill clearing a legal cloud over a particular land right Alaska tribes have sought. 

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Newscast – Wednesday, May 15, 2019

In this newscast: Authorities identify the six people killed in Monday's mid-air collision near Ketchikan, a bill clears the Alaska House to protect the site of a former World War II internment camp for Alaska Natives at Funter Bay, Skagway residents look into starting a locally governed ferry service for Upper Lynn Canal, the FBI says it found an illegal machine gun part and silencers int he possession of an Anchorage man with social media posts calling for violence against minorities, Washington state health officials confirm four more people with measles, all of whom had passed through SeaTac Airport, and get a taste of the hip-hop duo Radiophonic Jazz in the latest Red Carpet Concert. 

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Newscast – Tuesday, May 14, 2019

In this newscast: Major issues remain outstanding at the end of the Alaska Legislature's 120th day in session, updates on Monday's floatplane collision near Ketchikan that killed four people, Klukwan and green interests appeal in a mineral exploration case, cleanup event organizers in Anchorage weigh safety risks of sending volunteers around homeless encampments, and former Ketchikan Rep. Bill Williams dies at age 75. 

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Newscast – Monday, May 13, 2019

In this newscast: Two floatplanes crash near Ketchikan, what ex-criminals and re-entry experts say repealing Senate Bill 91 will do, state officials install air quality monitors around downtown Juneau to measure cruise ship emissions, the company that employs the people who give out samples in Costco face an employment discrimination lawsuit centered on a Juneau woman, and Dr. Al Gross announces interest in running for U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan's seat as an independent. 

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Newscast – Friday, May 10, 2019

In this newscast: House lawmakers pass a bill limiting rate hikes at Pioneer Homes, the size of this year's permanent fund dividends are at the center of three-way negotiations between the House, Senate and governor, the grandson of a major political donor to Gov. Dunleavy's campaign wins a no-bid contract, the Alaska seafood industry explores strategies to cope with the Trump administration's trade war with China, the Dunleavy administration sides with pro-Pebble mining interests in a lawsuit against a Bristol Bay fishing organization, and the ferry Columbia is still awaiting repairs. 

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Newscast – Thursday, May 9, 2019

In this newscast: The governor and Legislature's fight over school funding may be heading toward a constitutional showdown, climate change and militarization of the Arctic pull at the seams of unity among eight Arctic countries, the Dunleavy administration relaxes environmental regulations having to do with well water contamination over internal protest, and a boat theft victim finds his boat half a mile up his own street and leads Juneau police find a lot of other stolen goods.

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Newscast – Tuesday, May 7, 2019

In this newscast: The University of Alaska sent layoff notices to 48 employees as it consolidates its statewide HR system, Eight conservation groups filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service in federal district court on Thursday over the controversial sale of thousands of acres of trees on Prince of Wales Island,  Tracking the number of Native women who have disappeared in Alaska is tough, but Alaska has the fourth largest number according to available statistics, one group gathered in Anchorage to begin an effort to heal,  And Bethel Rep. Tiffany Zulkosky has introduced a bill that would allow tribal regalia at certain public events.

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