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Life Informed.

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    The Wrangell assembly approved a new $9 million water treatment plant last week. The current plant hasn’t met the town’s needs for several years. Listen now

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    The 2018 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has come to an end, as 52 out of the original 67 mushers have crossed the finish line in Nome. Listen now

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    Researchers have published a new paper that adds a little more to what we know about how beluga whales are navigating their changing habitat. Listen now

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    Legislature split on budget, taxes and use of Permanent Fund; State puts out list of companies that got $75 million in cashable tax credits last year; Feds to drop new habitat rules, ending state's legal challenge; Feds approve $1.7M to buy out homes in Newtok; Snow blocks road to Hatcher Pass; 10 stranded at lodge; The Cost of Cold: When the only option is diesel; The Cost of Cold: Keeping warm in Unalaska; At 2018 Finisher’s Banquet, tales from a difficult Iditarod; Wrangell assembly approves new $9 million water plant; New analysis adds to picture of how belugas are impacted by sea ice loss Listen now

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    The House and Senate finance committee co-chairs have reached an agreement that they’re going to talk about a long-term plan. That may be a step in the right direction. But it’s not clear how much reassurance Alaskans can take from it. Listen now

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    For The Cost of Cold, we profile Unalaska resident Travis Swangel, who heats his small home on the island with a Toyo stove. Listen now

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    “We spent 23 years together in Alaska and just having an opportunity to come back and re-engage with folks and work on Alaska issues has just been a dream of mine,” said incoming Regional Forester David Schmid.

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    On average, getting technical support from employees in the state’s Division of Spill Prevention and Response can cost between $100-$150 an hour. Listen now

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    A state official said the grant program is crucial because the erosion in Newtok and other Alaska villages does not qualify for traditional disaster relief. Listen now

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    The sun is directly over the equator, giving equal amounts of daylight and darkness around the world. Listen now

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    Rep. Sam Kito III is not running for re-election in the fall. Kito told the Juneau Empire he made his decision Friday due to financial concerns. Listen now

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    A former Anchorage resident was sentenced Thursday in Dillingham for recklessly flying low over a boater several years ago. Listen now

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    Americans have spent a lot of money on guns and ammunition in recent years, and that has sent revenues pouring into Alaska's budget for wildlife conservation. This year's allocation is more than double what it was in 2012. Listen now

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    House holds floor debate on budget; Boom: Gun tax sends $33M to Alaska; State wants to stop billing homeowners for tech support after spills; Rep. Sam Kito III will not seek re-election; Pilot sentenced for 'buzz job' that leaves co-worker severely injured; Halibut quotas for 2018 come in slightly lower than expected; The Cost of Cold: Staying Warm in Sitka; This halibut hook is an innovation for the past, present and future; Ask a Climatologist: The spring equinox doesn’t mark the start of spring Listen now

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    Richard Parmelee warms his house with vegetable oil, donated by a local Chinese restaurant and McDonalds. Listen now

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    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska will no longer make new matches between youths and volunteers in four Alaska communities: Haines, Homer, Hoonah, and Sitka. The organization that matches volunteers and youth for one-on-one mentoring, says it’s a matter of reduced federal and state grant funding. Listen now

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    Owners of local marijuana businesses told the Fairbanks City Council Monday that the free market should decide how many retail pot shops the city should allow. Listen now

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    At the end of February, 3,000 gallons of oil spilled into the Shuyak Strait about 50 miles north of the City of Kodiak. The oil was in a building that collapsed because of a severe windstorm. Since then, a response has been underway to contain the oil, clean it up and prevent future spills. Listen now

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    In a violent attempted home invasion last weekend, an Alakanuk man allegedly tried to shoot his daughter and infant granddaughter with a semi-automatic rifle. He was stopped in the arctic entryway by his daughter’s boyfriend, who armed himself, tackled the shooter and held him down until State Troopers arrived. Listen now

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    Brandon Yagie, 21, was arrested in Perryville Monday and charged with killing his grandfather, 70-year-old Marvin Yagie. Listen now

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