Alaska News Nightly Tuesday Oct 23 2018

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 @AKPublicNewsListen nowStandoff involving suicidal man in front of Fairbanks Memorial Hospital ends peacefullyDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksA seven-hour standoff outside Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Monday was resolved peacefully.District court dismisses Fairbanks Four suit against city Dan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksA federal civil rights suit filed against the city of Fairbanks has been dismissed. US District Court Judge H. Russel Holland’s ruling released Monday, dismisses the suit filed by Native men known as the Fairbanks Four.Proposed Barrick Gold merger could have effects on Donline MineKrysti Shallenberger, Alaska’s Energy Desk – BethelThe merger could have implications down the road for the proposed Donlin Mine in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Barrick is a 50% partner in the project.Poll numbers show a narrower race for governor following Walker’s departure Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauNew poll results show a much closer race for governor, after independent governor Bill Walker suspended his campaign.Village of Buckland set to switch on new solar plant to offset fuel costsNathaniel Herz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageOne Northwest Alaska village is about to switch on a new solar project to try to insulate itself against swings in fuel costs that can cause electric prices to spike. Its backers hope the project can be a model for the rest of the region.Night closures planned for Seward Highway culvert workAssociated PressThe highway connecting Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula will close at night periodically over two weeks.Vote early to get one of Juneau artist Pat Race’s ‘I voted’ stickersAdelyn Baxter, KTOO – JuneauEarly voting began Monday at locations across the state. This year, Alaskans will get an extra prize for voting early: one of Juneau artist Pat Race’s custom-designed stickers.Needle exchange hopes to install sharp disposal boxes in Homer bathroomsRenee Gross, KBBI – HomerThe demand for exchange’s services has far outpaced its grant funding. Right now, volunteers are using their own money to purchase supplies. The organization hopes to secure more funds through grants and a Gofundme campaign.New for-profit Juneau addiction clinic has some locals concernedKavitha George, KTOO – JuneauA new medication-assisted addiction treatment clinic called Ideal Option opened in Juneau, and it’s different from many of the other treatment facilities in town. For one, it’s a for-profit model, and advertised aggressively on Instagram and Facebook prior to opening.last_img

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