Alaska News Nightly Tuesday June 14 2016

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 @aprnDownload AudioPermanent Fund bill stalls in House Finance CommitteeAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauSince the Senate passed the bill last week that would draw money from the Permanent Fund to pay for state government, two things have happened. One is that many Alaskans have raised concerns with the part of the bill that would cut Permanent Fund dividends in half,( from $2,000 to $1,000). The other is that the bill was sent to the House, where it’s having a harder time moving. In fact, it might not even get out of the Finance Committee.Third major ratings agency downgrades Alaska creditRachel Waldholz, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageFitch Ratings announced Tuesday that it is lowering the state’s long term credit rating from AAA — its highest rating — to AA+, citing the state’s massive budget gap.Murkowski puts riders in spending bill; Dems decry ‘poison pills’Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageU.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski had a chance to flex some legislative muscle today. As chair of an Appropriations subcommittee, Murkowski writes the legislation that sends money to several agencies and tells them how to spend it. Democrats say her bill is loaded with riders that gut environmental protection.Obama’s opioid addiction treatment plan could result in millions for Alaskan treatmentsAnne Hillman, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAlaska could receive up to $4 million in federal funding to increase access to opioid addiction treatment options.AVCP reports near bankruptcy to board of directorsAdrian Wagner, KYUK – BethelThe Association of Village Council Presidents has confirmed near bankruptcy, authorless financial investments, and three pending audits.Police release name of moose attack victimAssociated PressAnchorage police have released the name of the man critically injured last week in a suspected moose attack.64 years later, closure sought for Colony Glacier plane crashZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageMountaineers, morticians, and a forensic anthropologist are scouring the surface of a glacier as they hunt for the remains of a military plane that crashed 64 years ago.Anchorage Fire Department: Dangerous fire conditionsAssociated PressThe Anchorage Fire Department is warning of dangerous fire conditions.Voices of Sitkans mourning Orlando shooting victims Emily Kwong, KCAW – SitkaA crowd of more than 50 Sitkans gathered in Totem Square Monday night, to honor the 49 victims of Sunday’s shooting at Pulse, an Orlando nightclub.Bear gets head stuck in can, officials jump to aidDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksState officials came to the aid of a bear with a can stuck on its head along the Alaska Highway.last_img

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