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Lawmakers Could Gavel Out

Lawmakers may gavel out this evening after a week long stalemate on the budget.

Alaska News Nightly: April 27, 2015

Lawmakers May Gavel Out; Law Enforcement Battles Bootlegging In YK Delta; Anchorage Nepalese Community Reacts To Quake; BOEM Explains Arctic Oil Spill Risk Estimate; Trident To Open New Fishmeal Plant In Naknek; Strong Tourist Season Is Forecast For Alaska; House Bill 147 Gives Pets Special Legal Considerations.

BOEM Explains 75% Chance of Arctic Oil Spill

Inside a thick government report on the impact of off-shore oil leasing in the Chukchi Sea is a phrase that grabs the attention. It says there's "75% chance of one or more large spills." Today, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management put out a fact sheet to clarify what it means by that 75 percent figure.

Anchorage Nepalese community reacts to quake

Anchorage's 80-member Nepalese community is trying to reach out to family members still in Nepal.

NPR News

How Tech Firms Are Helping People In The Nepal Earthquake Zone

Tech and telecom companies stepped up with much needed services. Facebook and Google offered tools to help those in the region let family and friends know they're OK. Other firms cut calling costs.

When The Sharing Economy Brings Unexpected Experiences

The number of people using these services is growing fast. Find out what happens when a writer rents out his Mini Cooper and an Airbnb tenant learns something terrible has happened to his host.

Fact Check: Is The Clinton Foundation 'The Most Transparent'?

Since Hillary Clinton launched her presidential run, her family's foundation has been scrutinized. The Clintons responded, calling it the most transparent organization of its kind. But is that true?

3 Reasons Republicans Might Cheer A Pro-Gay-Marriage Ruling

The Supreme Court hears arguments on same-sex-marriage bans Tuesday. And even though Republicans are the traditional-marriage party, they just could welcome a pro-same-sex marriage ruling.

Scenes from Kivgiq 2015

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