Alaska News Nightly Wednesday Dec 5 2018

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNewsKathryn Dodge files appeal after falling behind in HD1 race by one voteRobyne, KUAC – FairbanksThe Democratic candidate in the back-and-forth nearly-tied race for a Fairbanks seat in the Alaska statehouse is now appealing the results.Dunleavy names new AG, corrections and public safety commissionersAnne Hillman and Andrew Kitchenman, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageGov. Mike Dunleavy has announced Amanda Price, Nancy Dahlstrom and Kevin Clarkson as the newest additions to his cabinet.Ben Stevens, former Alaska senator investigated by FBI, lands job with Dunleavy administrationNathaniel Herz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageBen Stevens, the former Alaska Senate president once investigated for corruption by federal authorities, has landed a job with Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration. He’ll be a policy advisor, focusing on fishing, legislation and transportation.Got quake damage? Officials outline next steps for claimsZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAs residents in southcentral Alaska clean up damage from last week’s earthquake, government officials have one major request: take notes.Disaster aid for Alaska to be linked to relief for Calif. wildfiresLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.Sen. Lisa Murkowski says disaster funds for Alaska will likely be included early next year in a bill with aid for the victims of the California wildfires. “So Alaska is not alone in this,” she said.Gruening Middle School closed for the rest of the school year due to earthquake damageWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe Anchorage School District announced that Gruening Middle School will be closed for the remainder of the school year due to damage sustained during Friday’s earthquake.After Friday’s quake, UAA classes resume in under a weekWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe University of Alaska Anchorage reopened to students Wednesday after being closed due to Friday’s earthquake. The university had no structural damage or gas leaks, but there was still a lot of cleaning up to do.Two Anchorage Assembly members are resigning — for two different reasonsZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageWhile it’s unusual for Assembly members to depart before the end of their terms, it’s not unprecedented.Anchorage Assembly approves $1B sale of ML&P to Chugach ElectricZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe Anchorage Assembly unanimously approved the massive sale of its electric utility to another energy provider.Wasilla holds celebration for newly-minted Governor DunleavyAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauSeveral hundred Alaskans celebrated the inauguration of Mike Dunleavy as governor in Wasilla yesterday.Two teams of Lower 48 geologists are coming to Anchorage to study quakeCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThere’s all sorts of research going on about the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that hit Southcentral Alaska on Friday, and two teams of geologists from the Lower 48 are heading to Anchorage to study it.last_img read more

Abercrombie Kent has released a fascinating new

first_imgAbercrombie & Kent has released a fascinating new hosted small group journey to the heart of the Caucasus, offering travellers a taste of old-world Eastern European charm.Taking in the former Soviet Republics of Georgia and Armenia, guests discover extraordinary landscapes where high alpine peaks tower over meadows and valleys, where fast-flowing rivers traverse rich agricultural land and where magnificent Orthodox Christian churches are found in the most unexpected places. Both countries boast a rich cultural heritage of music, art, poetry and dance as well as a surprising cuisine influenced by both European and Eastern traditions. Wine and spirits are another unexpected element of travel in the region with Georgia said to be the world’s oldest producer of wine and Armenian brandy one of the country’s major exports. On A&K’s journey, vineyard visits and private tastings are a feature.Other highlights of the 13-day journey include the beautiful terraced homes of old Tbilisi, a wealth of extraordinary churches and monasteries, expert encounters with artisans and restorers, a range of authentic dining experiences as well as a private boat trip on Lake Sevan, the largest in the region.13 day ‘Journey to the Caucasus’Tour dates: 10-22 May 2018; 20 September-2 October 2018Price per person twin share: $8995Single supplement: $299last_img read more