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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 @aprnListen nowLegislature split on budget, taxes and use of Permanent FundAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThe House and Senate finance committee co-chairs have reached an agreement that they’re going to talk about a long-term plan. That may be a step in the right direction. But it’s not clear how much reassurance Alaskans can take from it.State puts out list of companies that got $75 million in cashable tax credits last yearRashah McChesney, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauThese cash-for-credits recipients used to be kept confidential, but a law passed in 2016 now requires that the state report them.Feds to drop new habitat rules, ending state’s legal challengeLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.The Trump administration has agreed to rewrite rules that would have made it easier for the government to designate areas as “critical habitat” for endangered species.Feds approve $1.7M to buy out homes in NewtokRachel Waldholz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageThe state and federal government have announced almost $2 million dollars in funding to buy out homes in the eroding village of Newtok, in Western Alaska.Snow blocks road to Hatcher Pass; 10 stranded at lodgeAssociated PressTwo avalanches have stranded about 10 people at a lodge outside an Alaska state park.The Cost of Cold: When the only option is dieselAnnie Feidt, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageThere are a lot of heating options. Electricity, natural gas, wood, coal… even french fry oil. But in much of rural Alaska, and even some cities, the primary heating source is diesel.The Cost of Cold: Keeping warm in UnalaskaZoe Sobel, Alaska’s Energy Desk – UnalaskaFor The Cost of Cold, we profile Unalaska resident Travis Swangel, who heats his small home on the island with a Toyo stove.At 2018 Finisher’s Banquet, tales from a difficult IditarodDavis Hovey, KNOM – NomeThe 2018 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has come to an end, as 52 out of the original 67 mushers have crossed the finish line in Nome.Wrangell assembly approves new $9 million water plantJune Leffler, KSTK – WrangellThe Wrangell assembly approved a new $9 million water treatment plant last week. The current plant hasn’t met the town’s needs for several years.New analysis adds to picture of how belugas are impacted by sea ice lossRavenna Koenig, Alaska’s Energy Desk – FairbanksResearchers have published a new paper that adds a little more to what we know about how beluga whales are navigating their changing habitat.last_img

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