Alaska News Nightly Monday April 29 2019

first_imgNapakiak mourns after two prisoners die in jail fireAnna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – BethelTwo prisoners died early Sunday morning when flames engulfed the Napakiak jail.Pot could leave black mark on immigration casesLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.Federal immigration authorities issued a “policy alert” about cannabis. It’s causing a stir among Alaska immigration attorneys and exposes a gulf between federal policy and Alaska values on what constitutes “good moral character.”Lawmakers are grappling with allowing a $3,000-dollar PFD in the budgetAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauSenators were talking about being fiscally responsible — and that Alaska Permanent Fund dividends would be just one slice of the budget pie. Now the Senate Finance Committee has finished its work.Dry weather forecasted throughout much of the stateDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksWarm dry conditions are forecast across much of the state.Fire season kicks off with over a dozen fires statewideAaron Bolton, KBBI – HomerThe Alaska Division of Forestry is warning Alaskans in the Southcentral region of the state about high fire danger.Diomede’s outdated water system recovers only partially after failure; residents make do with snow melt and run-offDavis Hovey, KNOM – NomeOfficials say a myriad of issues — including rust buildup in the water storage tank, an outdated pressure pump and a failed heating system — caused Diomede’s water system to stop working earlier this month.University of Alaska seeking people affected by data breachAssociated PressThe University of Alaska is attempting to contact people who may have been affected by a computer data breach.The 2019 cruise ship season has begunJeremy Hsieh, KTOO – JuneauIt was the first of 20 scheduled visits for the Ruby Princess this season. The last ship of the season, the Norwegian Jewel, is scheduled to arrive on Oct. 2.Alaska attorney general recovering after ‘scare’Associated PressAttorney General Kevin Clarkson says he had “quite the scare” but is on his way to a full recovery.Someone took a sack of crap through Juneau airport securityJeremy Hsieh, KTOO – JuneauThe incident became one of the TSA’s latest pun-laden social media posts about absurd things people take with them when they fly.New book packed with history of Southeast salmon canneriesJoe Viechnicki, KFSK – PetersburgAround a century and a half of history told through the ups and downs of the salmon canning industry in Southeast Alaska is the focus of a new book due to be released in May.Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame induction tomorrowLori Townsend, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageTen women from across the state will be honored on Tuesday evening in Anchorage during the 11th annual induction ceremony for the Alaska Women Hall of Fame. Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNewslast_img


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