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Attorney General Says Tribal Protection Orders Deserve Equal Recognition

Law enforcement must uphold tribal protection orders the same as it does state protective orders, regardless of whether the order has been registered with the state, the attorney general announced in an opinion issued Thursday. The AG also encouraged the legislature to amend Alaska law to bring it into compliance with the Violence Against Women Act. Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, July 31, 2015

Shell Begins Exploratory Drilling in the Chukchi Sea; Attorney General Says Tribal Protection Orders Deserve Equal Recognition; At Least 7 Vehicles Involved In Fatal Seward Highway Wreck; 15-Year-Old Plane Crash Survivor Honored By Coast Guard; Yukon King Run Stronger Than Expected; Strange Orange Robots Sail Into Dutch Harbor... Just What Are They Up To?; AK: At A Lonely Lighthouse, Cruise Tourists Bring A Welcome Dose of Noise, And Cash; 49 Voices: Albert Gamboa of Anchorage Download Audio

Strange Orange Robots Sail Into Dutch Harbor… Just What Are They Up To?

Aquatic robots have been spotted in the Aleutian Islands. Two ocean-going drones were seen sailing into Dutch Harbor Monday night with no one on board. Just what are these orange robots doing out there--and should we be alarmed? Download Audio

Shell Begins Exploratory Drilling in the Chukchi Sea

Arctic drilling is under way. Shell Oil confirmed Thursday night that its Polar Pioneer rig sent a drill bit spinning into the floor of the Chukchi Sea about 5 p.m. Alaska time. Download Audio

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Professional Wrestling World Mourns Longtime Star 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper

The Canadian entered the WWF as a villain and fought Hulk Hogan and Mr. T in the first Wrestlemania event. The career gave the often-bekilted grappler many chances to show off his bagpipe skills.

Zimbabwe Official Calls For Extradition Of American Lion Hunter Walter Palmer

Minister of Environment, Water and Climate Oppah Muchinguri wants Palmer to face justice in Zimbabwe, wire services report. U.S. authorities are investigating whether any American laws were broken.

Decades Of Limbo Ends For Some Indians, Bangladeshis Along Border

The fate of pockets of Bangladeshis and Indians living on opposite sides of the border was left unresolved after the partition of the former British colony in 1947. A new agreement has changed that.

Juvenile Justice System Failing Native Americans, Studies Show

One report shows that state courts are twice as likely to incarcerate Native teens for minor crimes like truancy and alcohol use. Another, that alternatives like treatment programs are more effective.

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