Alaska News Nightly Wednesday Oct 10 2018

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 alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNewsListen nowAlaska law says lobbyists can’t fundraise for candidates. But the invitations keep comingNathaniel Herz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageSome of Alaska’s most prominent lobbyists are boosting the fundraising efforts of political candidates, prompting questions about whether they’re breaking a state law that’s designed to limit lobbyists’ influence over the legislative process.Murkowski back in GOP fold on health careLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.Last weekend, Sen. Murkowski made headlines for breaking with her party over the Brett Kavanaugh nomination. But she fell in line with her Republican caucus Wednesday on a controversial health care vote.Murkowski on Trump: I know Alaska ‘better than he does’Associated PressRepublican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is brushing back against President Donald Trump, saying she knows her state’s political terrain “better than he does.”Mat-Su teacher accused of sexual misconduct with children, district reaching out to familiesCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District is reaching out to more than 300 families of children who had classes with a popular teacher now accused of inappropriately touching children.Superior court judge rules against Kenai Peninsula Borough in invocation caseAaron Bolton, KBBI – HomerAfter a roughly two-year court battle, a superior court judge ruled Tuesday that the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s invocation policy is unconstitutional.Candidates for governor make case for state tourism industryTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksGovernor Bill Walker and the two candidates who are running to unseat him pitched their ideas Tuesday in Fairbanks on how to promote the state’s tourism industry.Canadian company to purchase Alyeska ResortAbbey Collins, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageGirdwood’s Alyeska Resort is set to be sold.B.C. tribe sues U.S. barge company over 2016 spillJacob Resneck, CoastAlaska – JuneauA First Nations tribe in British Columbia is suing the operator of a U.S. fuel barge that spilled thousands of gallons of diesel near the tribe’s reserve nearly two years ago.62.3 million: Bristol Bay’s 2018 salmon season the largest everAvery Lill, KDLG – DillinghamIt is official; 2018 was the largest sockeye salmon run to Bristol Bay on record, and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has records dating back to 1893.last_img

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