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 @aprnDownload AudioJudge declares legislature’s Anchorage LIO lease illegalZachariah Hughes, KSKA – Anchorage, Rachel Waldholz, APRN – Anchorage,Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauAn Alaska judge ruled today state’s lease of the controversial Legislative Information Office in downtown Anchorage is illegal. The court’s decision on Thursday eliminates the current arrangement for renting the LIO building, but doesn’t spell out what’s next.Walker to lawmakers: Putting off sustainable budget is ‘wholly unacceptable’Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauGovernor Bill Walker says the Legislature must agree to a complete and sustainable solution to the state’s fiscal problem this year.Golden Valley Electric investigates coal plant explosionDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksIt will be months before a Golden Valley Electric Association coal fired power plant comes back on line. The plant, one of 2 Golden Valley operates in Healy, has been down since a coal dust explosion on March 3rd. The incident is similar to 2 other that occurred during initial testing of the recently re-stated power plant.‘The Hunting Ground’ aids Title IX discussion at UAFEmily Russell, KNOM – NomeIn the last few years, the issue of sexual assault has been a major focusfor universities around the nation. The University of Alaska Fairbanks isno exception. University officials recently visited UAF’s Northwest Campusin Nome to discuss the issue.Fish and Game look to round up invasive starlingsQuinton Chandler, KBBI – HomerThe Department of Fish and Game plans to trap a flock of birds not nativeto Alaska that is trying to move in. The agency says starlings could causebig problems for humans and other birds native to the area. They want toget rid of the flock before their numbers grow.Two distillery apps vie for one Skagway licenseEmily Files, KHNS – HainesSkagway residents could be sipping locally crafted spirits in the nearfuture. Two entrepreneurs have applied for distillery liquor licenses inSkagway. Their applications are part of a growing craft distillery marketin Alaska.Gold Medal Basketball Tournament has urban origins, village traditionElizabeth Jenkins, KTOO – JuneauBefore statehood and before the Alaska Marine Highway System, there was the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament in Juneau. This year, the event turns 70. It brings adult players from across Southeast to compete against neighboring villages and communities.last_img

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