Alaska News Nightly Friday Aug 11 2017

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 and on Twitter @aprnListen nowLawsuit to evict ADN over unpaid bills threatens paper’s futureZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe state’s largest newspaper is in serious financial trouble, according to a lawsuit brought by GCI over $1.4 million in unpaid bills, and more in additional claims. It’s one of several lawsuits against the paper.Permanent Fund Corp. headquarters to undergo $4 million renovationAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThe renovation will open up space. Some internal walls will be torn down. And the new space will let the corporation hire more workers, so more of fund is managed by corporation employees.Hilcorp reports another spill in Cook InletShaylon Cochran, KDLL – KenaiHilcorp has reported another spill this week. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation confirmed the spill happened Monday on the Steelhead platform the company operates in the Trading Bay oil field in Cook Inlet.How books and buses are fighting summer hunger in rural AlaskaAnne Hillman, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageSummer meals programs for getting food to hungry kids don’t work in rural areas, especially in Alaska. People in Talkeetna are overcoming that problem with the help of books, buses, and backpacks.Alaska officials proceed with hydroelectric plant expansionAssociated PressThe Alaska Energy Authority will continue with its plans for a $46.4 million expansion at its Bradley Lake hydroelectric plant near Homer following the approval from its board of directors.Delta Junction state parks user fees to stay the same this yearDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksUser fees at Delta Junction area state parks will stay the same this summer as the facilities transition to private management.AK: Metlakatla residents celebrate their community’s 130th birthdayEmma Atkinson, KRBD – KetchikanEvery year on August 7, the Metlakatla Indian Community celebrates its founding with a day of art, food and prayer.49 Voices: Sierra Anderson of NomeWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThis week we’re hearing from Sierra Anderson from Nome. Anderson is a junior in high school who hopes to study architecture after graduating.last_img