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Alaska News Nightly Friday May 18 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 @aprnListen nowGovernor prepares trade Alaska delegation for China business tripRashah McChesney, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauDozens of Alaskans are headed to China. They’re part of a trade delegation spearheaded by Gov. Bill Walker called “Opportunity Alaska.” The ten-day trip puts a spotlight on the state at a time when the trade talks between the U.S. and China are tense.Late bill amendment allows distillery cocktails to continueAbbey Collins, KHNS – HainesThe Alaska Legislature gave distilleries the green light to continue serving cocktails last week.Federal designation puts Alaska in touch with millions to fight drug-traffickingCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAlaska is the last state to get the “high-intensity drug-trafficking” designation, which allows access to a total nationwide funding pool of $250 million. Public safety officials say the money will help facilitate collaboration between federal, state and local law enforcement.Juneau Assembly member Kiehl, labor leader Etheridge run for state Senate seatEd Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – JuneauTwo more candidates have joined the race for the state Senate seat representing Juneau and other northern Southeast communities: Juneau Assembly member Jesse Kiehl and longtime labor leader Don Etheridge.Ferry Tazlina floated for the first timeLeila Kheiry, KRBD – KetchikanFloating a new ferry for the first time is a painstakingly long process that involves bursts of activity followed by a lot of waiting around and listening to the hum of machinery.AK: After 75 years, a bittersweet homecoming for Attu descendantsZoe Sobel, KUCB – UnalaskaSeventy-five years after Japan invaded the furthest tip of the Aleutian chain, Attuans are returning home.49 Voices: Bruce Schindler of SkagwayAbbey Collins, KHNS – HainesThis week we’re hearing from Bruce Schindler from Skagway. Schindler moved to Alaska in the 90s and is a mammoth ivory carver.last_img read more