Alaska News Nightly Wednesday Feb 13 2019

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @AKPublicNews Governor Dunleavy unveils budget proposalAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauGovernor Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget revealed today would slash spending across many state funded programs. Public schools, the university, Medicaid and the ferry system are among the areas that would be hardest hit.Gov. Dunleavy faces political, legal obstacles to enacting far-reaching budget cutsNathaniel Herz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageGovernor Dunleavy’s power to reduce Alaska’s budget only goes so far – there are legal and political obstacles that stand between the governor and his goal of a balanced budget.‘Devastating’ and ‘significant’: Educators react to Dunleavy’s budget proposalWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageEducation leaders are deeply worried about how the cuts will affect schools.GOP House members propose plan to move bills without permanent speakerCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageA group of House Republicans has proposed limiting the rules to allow the House to operate until it has a permanent speaker. Normally, bills are heard first in committee and then advance to a floor vote.Interior political giant Jack Coghill dies at 93Tim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksFormer state lawmaker Jack Coghill died this morning at the age of 93.Signal detected from missing Guardian Flight planeJacob Resneck, CoastAlaska – JuneauSearchers have detected an underwater beacon from the Guardian Flight air ambulance that vanished en route to the Southeast community of Kake, the company said in a statement Tuesday.Armed alleged thief shot and killed by Fairbanks policeDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksFairbanks Police shot a violent crime suspect to death along the Elliot Highway yesterday afternoon.So far, seals are adapting to shrinking sea iceJohanna Eurich, KYUK – AnchorageIce seals thought to be most affected by the disappearance of arctic sea ice seem to be doing well, according to data presented at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium last week.Unexpected end-of-race storm hampers remaining Yukon Quest mushersLex Treinen, KUAC – FairbanksA winter storm hit Yukon Quest mushers heading to the finish line in Fairbanks yesterday. Several teams had to take refuge at checkpoints on either side of Eagle Summit.last_img

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