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“Leave Alaska,” Assault on Property Leaves Sudanese Immigrants in Spenard Concerned

An incident over the weekend has alarmed members of an immigrant community in Anchorage. However, officials are stopping short of labeling it a hate crime.

Haines Pot Grower Proposes Cannabis Exchange In Light Of New Law

In Haines, the borough assembly has decided to wait until the state finalizes legislation before taking any action on local rules on marijuana use and sales. But some residents aren’t waiting on the legislature. Download Audio

Homer Takes First Step Toward Deep Water Dock Expansion

The City of Homer is taking its first step towards a long planned expansion of the city’s deep water dock. Earlier this month, the Homer City Council chose to award R&M Consultants of Anchorage the contract for a study to evaluate the project’s merits. Download Audio

Army Corps Of Engineers Preps For Summer Season

The Army Corp of Engineers are gearing up for the summer season of projects around the state. Download Audio

NPR News

Indianapolis Mayor: Religious Law's Backers 'Missing The Bigger Trend'

Of his Republican colleagues at the state house, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard says, "Sometimes, they're having trouble understanding the breadth and the depth of what's happening here."

Live From Small Town America: Teachers Who Blog To Stay In Touch

Teachers in remote areas say blogging is a great way to plug into conversations with other educators.

No Easy, Reliable Way To Screen For Suicide, Specialists Say

Clinicians correctly predict a suicide attempt about half the time — no better than a coin toss. Certain tests of involuntary responses, although still experimental, aim to improve the odds.

With 'Single-Stream' Recycling, Convenience Comes At A Cost

Many Americans now have access to a commingled recycling system, which lets users mix plastic, glass, paper and metal together in one bin. It's much easier, but not nearly as efficient.

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