Alaska News Nightly Monday March 26 2018
Stories 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 nowHouse votes to restore PFDs to full $2,700Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThe Alaska House voted 21 to 19 this morning to restore the full amount for Alaska Permanent Fund dividends this year. PFDs would be roughly $2,700.Man armed with knife dead after Anchorage police say he charged officerZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageA weekend incident in Anchorage has left a man dead after police say he came at an officer wielding a knife.Nikolaevsk man dead and one Alaska State Trooper injured after officer-involved shootingAaron Bolton, KBBI – HomerA Nikolaevsk man is dead and an Alaska State Trooper sustained serious injuries after an officer-involved shooting Saturday evening.Marches held across the state in solidarity with DC March For Our LivesWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageMore than 1,000 people gathered at the Delaney Park Strip in Downtown Anchorage on Saturday in solidarity with the March For Our Lives in Washington D.C.Glenn Highway detours end after bridge repairsCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageDetours forced by a damaged bridge on the Glenn Highway ended in time for the state’s busiest commute this morning. The state has cited a semi driver for hitting the bridge.In Marshall, residents protect each other in a village without policeTeresa Cotsirilos, KYUK – BethelFor most of the past two decades, Marshall has been without police. Now residents are working out ways to defend their community on their own.Department says Taku River salmon numbers are overestimatedAssociated PressThe Alaska Department of Fish and Game says it has been overestimating how many Chinook and sockeye salmon make it up the Taku River.After 3 decades, Washington state bans Atlantic salmon farmsJohn Ryan, KUOW – SeattleAtlantic salmon farming has been banned from Washington state waters after Gov. Jay Inslee signed the restrictions on nonnative fish farms into law last week in Olympia.Juneau schools leave room for debate in climate change curriculumElizabeth Jenkins, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauNew science standards being considered don’t shy away from attributing it to an increase of human activity. But how that’s taught in the classroom could be up to interpretation.