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Alaska News Nightly Tuesday June 18 2019

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 @AKPublicNews Tim Ellis, KUAC – Fairbanks Federal audit finds gaps in Alaska ‘critical incident’ reporting Federal agency halts proposed ‘hybrid energy’ project, citing company’s qualifications A federal agency has put a proposed Fairbanks-area renewable-energy project on hold. The Fairbanks City Council unanimously defeated Mayor Jim Matherly’s proposal last week to increase the city’s hotel/motel tax to raise additional revenue for city services. The mayor says the city needs additional revenue as demand for services grows and state funding shrinks. A former underground miner at the Pogo Mine in Interior Alaska has won a large settlement against Pogo’s owners after the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission found she was discriminated against because she is a woman. Adelyn Baxter, KTOO – Juneau Amy Mostafa, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage Fairbanks City Council unanimously votes down proposal to increase hotel tax Anchorage to make safety renovations to local Town Square park After a recent federal review found Alaska health care providers failed to correctly report and monitor critical incidents involving people with developmental disabilities, state health officials are making changes in an attempt to close the gaps.   A fight over land is reigniting after the City and Borough of Juneau submitted a proposal to annex portions of Admiralty Island to the state’s Local Boundary Commission.  The state’s largest telecommunications company announced it’s building the first 5G wireless network in the state’s largest city. Tim Ellis, KUAC – Fairbankscenter_img Working group members say they want the committee’s work to help end the annual legislative fights over permanent fund dividends. Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – Juneau GCI announces state’s first wireless 5G network in Anchorage Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage Village of Igiugig one step closer to replacing diesel electricity with hydrokinetic system Working group seeks a path forward on PFDs amid heated debate Angoon residents, supporters protest Juneau’s annexation petition Kirsten Swann, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage “One year from now, we’ll know whether the community would like to own this device,” says IVC President AlexAnna Salmon. “If it really is going to prove itself to be an effective option for providing power.” Pogo Mine settles in sex discrimination lawsuit The city’s Parks and Recreation Commission unanimously voted to advance a proposal that aims to make the park feel safer and more welcoming year-round. Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage Ravenna Koenig, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Fairbankslast_img

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