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SewardTo Try Tidal Heat

Seward's City Council has approved a plan aimed at using tidal energy to heat city buildings. If successful, the project could turn out to be the first ocean -sourced district heating system in the state.  

AK: Fishing, Cooking And A Yup’ik Upbringing Made Alaska’s Health Commissioner

When Valerie Davidson agreed to accept the job of Alaska's health commissioner, it was with one important condition. She made sure Gov. Walker was okay with her working out of Bethel each summer. Davidson was born in Bethel and owns a house in the community, right on the Kuskokwim River. Download Audio:

Walker may call gas line special session in October

Gov. Bill Walker may call a special session of the Legislature next month to consider the Alaska LNG Project, and a possible state purchase of TransCanada's share in the gas pipeline. Download Audio:

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Sept. 4, 2015

Walker may call gas-line special session in October; In historic Alaska visit, president sidesteps the press; Medicaid looks to cut back on new disability program users; With rising heroin use, Peninsula doctor lobbies for an antidote; Juneau hiker who freed eagle and spring traps being sued by trapper; AK: Fishing, cooking and a Yup'ik upbringing made Alaska's health commissioner; 49 Voices: Anthony Gurule Download Audio

In historic visit, president dodges Alaska press

In the wake of President Obama's visit, Alaskans are still sorting out the significance of new climate initiatives, cultural recognition, and more. But there's lingering frustration among one particularly vocal group, who found that all the president's messages came from the same place: His staff. Download Audio:

Medicaid looks to cut back on new disability program users

An Alaska Medicaid program that funds care for adults with developmental disabilities is looking to cut the number of people it enrolls each year by 75 percent. Download Audio:

With rising heroin use, Peninsula doctor lobbies for an antidote

Nationwide prescription opioid pain relievers are killing twice as many people as heroin. A Southern Peninsula doctor is advocating an antidote for opioid overdose that she says will save lives if used correctly. Download Audio:

Juneau hiker who freed eagle and sprung traps sued by trapper

The woman who freed a trapped eagle and was cited for springing other traps is heading back to court. In January, the State of Alaska dropped its case against Kathleen Turley. Now, the trapper is suing her for damages in small claims court. Download Audio:

49 Voices: Anthony Gurule

This week we're talking to Anthony Gurule, who's been butchering meat for more than a decade. His first job in Alaska was at the AC Store in Barrow. Download Audio:

Oil tanker fire shuts Palmer access; Fair traffic diverted

An oil tanker rollover near Palmer caused a spectacular fire, but no injuries this afternoon.