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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Oct. 12, 2015

Alaska first state to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day; 'Not in our smokehouse!' Conference melds modern sass with tradition; After pause, city's software boondoggle comes back to life; About 285 same-sex couples wed in Alaska in past year; Hooper Bay endures 4th suicide in 2 weeks; What Medicaid expansion means for this Juneau family; Homelessness survey finds at least 70 in Juneau sleeping outside; Begich says he's no moper, urges AFN youth to persist; Cookbook project aims to get Alaska foods on school menus; 'Bear, stop it! Stop breaking my kayak!' Download Audio

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King Of Beers: SABMiller Agrees In Principle To Merger With Budweiser Brewer

If the deal is formally agreed upon, the company would own around 31 percent of beer sales around the world.

Supreme Court To Consider Resentencing For Juvenile Lifers

In 2012, the court barred mandatory life sentences for juveniles convicted of murder. Now justices will consider whether that ruling should apply retroactively to more than 2,000 convicted offenders.

What To Watch For At Democrats' First Debate

Hillary Clinton needs to appear likable and trustworthy, while Bernie Sanders needs to appear presidential. Others need to make the case for why voters should give them a look.

Will Supreme Court Allow Juvenile Life Sentence Ruling To Be Retroactive?

In 2012 the U.S. Supreme Court limited life sentences without parole for juveniles who commit murder. On Tuesday the panel will hear arguments on whether the ruling should apply retroactively.

KBRW 2015 Logo Contest Winner

KBRW 2015 Logo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Flora Rexford, winner of the KBRW Logo Design Contest! This logo will be placed on KBRW T-shirts and coffee mugs for the upcoming annual Drive to Thrive. This year's drive dates are November 12th through the 20th. Get ready to support your North Slope radio station with your pledge!

RSS News from The Arctic Sounder

  • Narrow race for NSB assembly
    Early results show Roy M. Nageak, Sr. edging out incumbent Forrest "Deano" Olemaun
  • Mayor race still undecided
    The race for Northwest Arctic Borough mayor is still up in the air after a vote-tabulating machine in Kotzebue reportedly failed and votes had to be counted by hand Tuesday night.
  • Fall whaling season closes
    Last day in Barrow was marked by relatively calm seas, small waves
  • Children's program encourages learning of language
    Visit one room at Ilisagvik College and you will likely come out humming the alphabet in Iñupiaq. Catchy songs, stories and activities are all part of the program at the Language Nest, an effort by multiple North Slope entities to get children in the region speaking early in their Native language.
  • Lady Huskies sweep two from Barrow
    The Kotzebue High School Lady Huskies served notice that they will be a force to be reckoned with in Western Conference volleyball action this past weekend. The KHS spikers swept a pair of tough games from Barrow in front of a large crowd in the Dawg House.