Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for April 27, 2015

...covering the National Guard sexual assault scandal. The release had been awaited for months, ever since newspapers and radio stations across the state asked for it as then-Gov. Sean Parnell was grilled about what he did, what he didn't do, and...
Al-Shabab bombs UN van in Somalia, 4 workers killed

...Al-Shabab, which is battling to convert Somalia into a hard-line Islamic state, claimed responsibility through its radio station for the attack in Garowe, capital of Puntland state.UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake said: "Our colleagues...
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State recorder plans closures in Kodiak, 5 other towns in Kodiak is among six offices from the agency that are expected to be closed because of budget cuts.Kodiak radio station KMXT reported the office certifies property purchases.Alaska has 34 recording districts. The districts are served...
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Studded tires must be off in southeast Alaska

...It's that time of year that some drivers in Alaska must remove the studded snow tires from their vehicles.Juneau radio station KINY reported black ice caused problems in Juneau Monday, but Wednesday is still the deadline for removing studded...
Main runway to be resurfaced at Juneau International Airport

...International Airport is about to undergo a massive construction project that will include resurfacing it.Juneau radio station KTOO reported passengers may experience some additional ground waiting timein the coming months because of the project...
Juneau group wins grant for arts complex planning

JUNEAU - A Juneau nonprofit organization has won a $51,000 grant for planning a proposed arts complex.Juneau radio station KTOO reported the grant from the Juneau Community Foundation is for a feasibility study and business plan.The proposed...
Juneau library to launch Alaska Native history project

...story matters."The library has scheduled a community orientation on the StoryCorps project this spring, Juneau radio station KTOO reported. The event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. March 31 at the downtown library.For the project, the...
A 'devastating' attack on airwaves

...many realize.Funding for public media - there are 26 radio stations and four television stations serving the state - was...of Alaska Public Media, which owns and operates a radio station and a TV station in Anchorage as well as the Alaska...
Bethel residents urge council to protest liquor store plans

...alcohol in a region that struggles with the disproportionate effects of alcohol abuse and ensuing violence, Bethel radio station KYUK reported.Corporation subsidiary Bethel Spirits LLC is in the process of applying for a license to put a liquor...
Tsunami comms test tomorrow morning

...Salmon Creek Dam.)Capital city residents can expect to see and hear the emergency test on local television and radio stations as well as NOAA Weather Radio and Marine Radio.Officials say the test in the communication system is part of Tsunami...


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