Alaska News Nightly Wednesday May 10 2017

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 @aprnListen nowRep. Eastman becomes first Alaska House member to be censuredAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauRepresentative David Eastman became the first member of the Alaska House to be censured on Wednesday.Murkowski, Sullivan diverge in statements on Comey firingLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.Murkowski sees “serious cause for concern” in timing of President Trump’s dismissal of the FBI director. Sullivan sees “questions” there, and in the conduct of the Obama White House.Verdict looms in Sockeye Fire trialCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageA half-dozen jurors are set to decide whether an Anchorage couple started a costly Willow wildfire in 2015, known as the Sockeye Fire.Walker tells Assembly he expects revenues in fiscal planZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageDuring a short trip to Anchorage, the governor used a brief window to tell the body he’s optimistic lawmaker’s will deliver a fiscal plan this session.Return to sender: Juneau pot business blocked from mailing tax paymentsJacob Resneck, KTOO – JuneauAlaska tax officials have set up a system to tax licensed marijuana businesses. Due to Alaska’s geography actually getting the revenue to the state isn’t always easy.Arctic representatives kick off Arctic Conference in FairbanksRachel Waldholz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageSecretary of State Rex Tillerson flew to Fairbanks today, accompanied by both of Alaska’s U.S. Senators. Tillerson is preparing to meet with his counterparts from seven other Arctic nations tomorrow morning. That’s when the U.S. will formally hand over the two-year chairmanship of the Arctic Council to Finland.After high-level Arctic talks, the party moves to AnchorageZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAs delegates, dignitaries, and stakeholders wind-down high level council meetings, the Anchorage Museum is hosting North By North, a first-time festival focused on issues specific to the Circumpolar North.Experts outline benefits of boosting Arctic broadband; but some cite cultural ‘concern’Tim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksParticipants in the Arctic Broadband Forum held this week at the University of Alaska Fairbanks got an update on the progress of a project that promises to bring high-speed internet to remote northern Alaskan communities.Ask a Climatologist: Alaska wins the daylight prizeAnnie Feidt, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageAlaska is once again the land of the midnight sun. If you live in Utqiaġvik (formerly Barrow), the sun won’t set again until August 2.last_img