State cuts bring changes to SE commercial fisheries State cuts bring changes to SE commercial fisheries

State cuts bring changes to SE commercial fisheries

This super cub at Eliza Lake allows biologists to track pink salmon escapements from the air. Photo courtesy of Troy ThynesCommercial fisheries in Southeast Alaska have survived two years of state budget cuts but not without some changes. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Commercial Fisheries has cut some positions, ended some monitoring programs, and found some new … more

Longline fleet awaits word on fishing season start Longline fleet awaits word on fishing season start

Longline fleet awaits word on fishing season start

Commercial longline fishing fleets in Alaska are awaiting word about whether the season for halibut and black cod will actually start on March 11th. That’s the date voted on for halibut fishing by the International Pacific Halibut Commission in January. Typically the National Marine Fisheries Service also opens long-line fishing for black cod on the same day. This year that’s all up in … more

Ballot selfies bill moves in the Alaska House Ballot selfies bill moves in the Alaska House

Ballot selfies bill moves in the Alaska House

Legislators are considering a bill this winter to clarify that someone voting in Alaska can post an online photo with their ballot. That’s currently not allowed under state law. http://www.kfsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/21HB7web.mp3 Sitka democratic representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins sponsored House bill 7. His legislative intern Alicia Norton testified on the bill’ behalf in front … more

Community talent featured at the Wright Auditorium Community talent featured at the Wright Auditorium

Community talent featured at the Wright Auditorium

The 2017 Art Fest logo was created by Sydney Guthrie.A regional art event is coming to Petersburg at the end of April. Art Fest and will bring together about 100 high school students from around Southeast to attend art workshops for three days. Adults in town can also participate in the workshops on a limited basis. Petersburg High School art teacher, Ashley Lohr, is coordinating the ev … more

Petersburg case challenges civil seizures, search warrants Petersburg case challenges civil seizures, search warrants

Petersburg case challenges civil seizures, search warrants

A lawsuit filed in Petersburg is challenging the seizure of personal property by local, regional and state law enforcement along with the search warrants that led to that property seizure. The plaintiffs are also arguing to expand the civil suit to include law enforcement agencies statewide. http://www.kfsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/17WARRANTSweb.mp3 The plaintiffs in this c … more

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State cuts bring changes to SE commercial fisheries

This super cub at Eliza Lake allows biologists to track pink escapements. Photo courtesy of Troy Thynes

Commercial fisheries in Southeast Alaska have survived two years of state budget cuts but not without some changes. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Commercial Fisheries has cut some positions, ended some monitoring programs, and found some new funding sources. more
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Longline fleet awaits word on fishing season start

Commercial longline fishing fleets in Alaska are awaiting word about whether the season for halibut and black cod will actually start on March 11th. That’s the date voted on for halibut fishing by the International Pacific Halibut Commission in January. Typically the National Marine Fisheries Service also opens long-line fishing for black cod on the same day. This year that’s all up in the air. more
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Senate OKs Stedman’s small ship waste exemption

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One of the first bills to pass the Alaska senate this winter has to do with waste water and artwork on some of Alaska’s ferries. Senate bill 3 would reinstate an exemption for smaller passenger vessels including some state ferries and smaller cruise ships from state waste water treatment requirements. more
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Ballot selfies bill moves in the Alaska House

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Legislators are considering a bill this winter to clarify that someone voting in Alaska can post an online photo with their ballot. That’s currently not allowed under state law. more
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Community talent featured at the Wright Auditorium

The 2017 Art Fest logo was created by Sydney Guthrie.

A community talent show Thursday night will raise funds for Art Fest happening in Petersburg in April. The money will help pay fees for students participating in the event. more
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Southeast News

School limits, potential boundaries discussed

The Ketchikan School Board talked Wednesday about school enrollment, and possible boundary-based enrollment when class size exceeds the set limit.

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Wrangell borough manager cautions hasty repeal of Obamacare

Wrangell’s borough manager is asking Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski to use caution when repealing the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. The borough fears a hasty approach may have unintended consequences for rural hospitals such as Wrangell’s. Borough Manager Jeff Jabusch wrote a letter to Murkowski earlier this month listing several concerns about repealing President Barack […]

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Murkowski addresses senior healthcare issues

Murkowski addressed many issues at a Ketchikan AARP meeting, including Medicaid and Medicare, the Affordable Care Act, and the high cost of prescription drugs.

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Station Highlights

US Senator Sullivan Address to State Legislature Friday, 10:30am on KFSK

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KFSK will broadcast US Senator Dan Sullivan’s Address to joint session of Alaska Legislature Friday, Feb. 24th, 10:30am
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Senator Lisa Murkowski Address Wednesday, watch it here

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  Senator Lisa Murkowski will addressed the Alaska Legislature Wednesday, Feb. 22nd, 11am – it’s available here watch here:
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State News

Lindemuth takes step to attorney general confirmation

Alaska moved a step closer Wednesday (Feb. 22) to permanently filling the position of attorney general. Listen now

Ask a Climatologist: We know it’s bad in the Arctic, what about the Antarctic?

This week, we’re responding to a listener who asked whether it’s true that sea ice in Antarctic waters has been generally increasing, while Arctic sea ice has seen dramatic declines. Listen now

National News

Amid U.S.-Mexico Strains, Tillerson And Kelly Take On 'Tough Trip'

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Arkansas Supreme Court Strikes Down Local Anti-Discrimination Law

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DeVos, Defiant At CPAC, Walks A Fine Line On Transgender Rights

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WATCH: In The War Between Tigers And Drone, Chalk One Up For Tigers

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5 Questions About The Trump Administration's New Transgender Student Guidance

What this means for the Supreme Court, and for students in school right now. More

Voters Trust The Media More Than Trump... Maybe

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Top Trump Advisers Bannon And Priebus Emphasize Unity At CPAC

The joint interview comes as both the White House chief of staff and Trump's chief strategist have tried to tamp down on reports of dissension between them. More