Alaska News Nightly Thursday Nov 19 2015

first_imgNecropsy elucidates cause of Katmai brown bear deathHannah Colton, KDLG – DillinghamA lab has identified a possible cause of death for one of the two brown bears that died in front of the highly popular bear cams in Katmai National Park last month.Alaskan serves up her own brand of backcountry grubEric Keto, Alaska Public MediaGrowing up in Bird Creek, Heather Kelly learned all about the challenges of carrying your own food in the backcountry. After studying sports nutrition at Western Washington University, she returned to Alaska to launch her own line of dehydrated backpacking food. Alaska delegation to push for ‘frankenfish’ labelingLiz Ruskin, APRN – AnchorageIt’s the announcement the Alaskan salmon industry has long feared: The FDA this morning approved an application for genetically engineered salmon, declaring the product as safe to eat as natural salmon. Critics, including Alaska’s congressional delegation, are considering their next steps.Pot board convenes to finalize regsZachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageThe state is set to finalize commercial marijuana regulations. But several controversial sticking points have yet to be settled, including rules for on-site consumption.ABC grants Bethel 2 liquor licensesAnna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – BethelAlcohol sales are coming to Bethel — legally — for the first time in 40 years.Substance abuse, lack of treatment a top Mat-Su health concernEllen Lockyer, KSKA – AnchorageThe rise in drug use in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough is prompting community action against addiction, and local health officials say that counteracting the spread of drug use is everybody’s business.Alaska literary journal dabbles in music artistryLori Townsend, APRN – AnchorageAlaska writers have a range of talents as large as the state they hail from. The Alaska Quarterly Review captures the best of that work and the writings of authors from across the world into an annual collection that has garnered literary praise for decades.Inupiaq school in Kotz fundraises for Yup’ik sister schoolAnna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – BethelWhen the Nikaitchuat Inupiaq immersion school opened in Kotzebue, its founders turned to Bethel’s Ayaprun, Yup’ik immersion school for guidance. Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @aprn.Download Audiolast_img