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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, June 6, 2016

Conference committee passes House oil and gas tax bill, Seaton urges Walker to veto; DOC investigation shows inmate died from drug overdose; new national project focusing on race in schools begins in Anchorage; record rainfall leads to flooding in Anchorage; cruise ship Infinity heads for repairs after crashing into Ketchikan dock; these sailing drones can teach us about life in the Bering Sea; woman dies in rafting accident near Valdez; UAF Looking To Expand HAARP Potential;

NPR News

Michael Herr, Whose Vietnam War Reporting Became Iconic, Dies At 76

Herr's book Dispatches redefined the genre of war reporting. "I was there to watch," he wrote. "I went to cover the war and the war covered me; an old story, unless of course you've never heard it."

After Brexit Vote, U.S. Economy To Reflect Uncertainty About What's Next

The U.S. stock market reacted to the U.K.'s announcement that it's leaving the European Union. Repercussions from the historic decision are being felt around the world.

Can Arnold Schwarzenegger Persuade China To Eat Less Meat?

Like the U.S., China is battling obesity and climate change. So it's urging citizens to eat less meat — and spreading the word with public service ads featuring Hollywood stars.

U.K.'s 'History-Changing' EU Vote Reflects Deep Distrust, Concern

After more than 40 years in the political and economic bloc, Britain voted to withdraw from the EU. English novelist Robert Harris and the BBC's Jonny Dymond talk to Rachel Martin and David Greene.

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RSS News from The Arctic Sounder

  • Fire burns more than 3,000 acres near Kobuk
    No injuries, structural damage reported in Warren Creek blaze
  • Arctic communities would benefit from PFD voter registration
    Far too often, it seems that Alaska has forgotten the voice of the Arctic. Our state takes resources from rural areas, especially the North, but too often government systems and programs are designed for the Railbelt — not for rural Alaska. We need to make sure that the Alaska government hears us and works for […]
  • NSB assembly talks child advocacy, whale science
    Reorganization, science, and advocacy were on the table at the regular North Slope Borough Assembly meeting Tuesday night in Barrow.
  • Point Hope celebrates the gift of the whale
    Community spends three days together for Qagruq
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