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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

NPR News

Wildfires In California Spur Emergency Declaration; 1 Firefighter Dead

Nine of the largest fires cover areas of at least 1,000 acres each; a firefighter from Rapid City, S.D., was killed while battling one large blaze in Northern California.

After Devastating Injury, Austrian Pole Vaulter Is Breathing On Her Own

Doctors say the fall has left Kira Grunberg, 21, a paraplegic — a development that shocked the sports world in Europe and brought offers of emotional and financial support.

Sailing Federation Will Test Waters For Viruses In Brazil's Olympics Venues

The International Sailing Federation says the move is prompted by concerns over athletes' health and safety, after reports of raw sewage and trash in the water around Rio.

MH370 Update: Recovered Jet Section Arrives At French Lab For Testing

After the large piece of debris was discovered on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean this week, Malaysia Airlines said it "is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777."

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