Alaska News Nightly Friday Sep 22 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 alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowThe Alaska impact of ACA repeal bill? Depends where you lookLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.Sen. Murkowski says her position on Graham-Cassidy will hinge on data showing how Alaska would fare. Consultants’ reports vary wildly, but they all show a loss. And now it’s not clear senators will vote onGov. Walker cites uncertainty over funding in opposing ACA repealAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauWalker said he has spoken several times with U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, whose vote could help determine the bill’s fate.Gov. Walker pitches 1.5 percent income tax with a limitAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauAdministration officials have a mouthful of a name for it: the “capped hybrid head tax.” It’s a flat 1.5 percent of wages and self-employment income, with a maximum of twice the value of that year’s Alaska Permanent Fund dividend.Should independents be able to run in a Democratic primary?Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauA Superior Court judge is weighing how to define who is allowed to run the Alaska Democratic Party primary. The party wants to allow independent candidates to run in the primary without registering as Democrats.The Mayor of Anchorage addresses concern over crime and safetyLori Townsend, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAnchorage had a record number of homicides last year and is on pace to possibly surpass that number this year. Mayor Ethan Berkowitz took some heat for comments he made last week when he said residents who were not involved in drugs or out after midnight were safe. He apologized a day later, saying he wishes he could undo those comments. He said when crime happens to someone in the city, he feels the weight.Lawsuit seeks to allow non-Alaska residents to gather signatures for state ballot initiativesCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageA lawsuit filed in federal court this week seeks to remove the residency requirement for people gathering signatures for state ballot initiatives.AK: $15,000 and 2,000 miles later, Kotzebue High volleyball players show Sitka their skillsSarah Gibson, KCAW – SitkaAlaska’s high school sports teams spend a lot of time and money on travel. But $15,000 and 2,000 miles for a single trip? That’s unusual. Earlier this month the Kotzebue Girls Volleyball team travelled to Sitka to play Mount Edgecumbe and Sitka High School.49 Voices: Jay Stange of AnchorageSamantha Davenport, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThis week we’re hearing from Jay Stange of Anchorage. Stange is a math teacher at Dimond High School.last_img

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