Alaska News Nightly November 7 2014

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 @aprnDownload AudioTrial Begins For Man Charged With Killing VPSO Thomas Madole Dave Bendinger, KDLG – DillinghamAfter a lengthy four days to select a jury, opening statements were made this morning in the murder trial of Leroy Dick Jr. at the courthouse in Dillingham.Bering Sea Storm Hits Aleutian IslandsLauren Rosenthal, KUCB – UnalaskaAfter a week of warnings, a heavy-duty storm washed into the Bering Sea early this morning. Hurricane-force winds smacked the far western Aleutian Islands. And while the storm has disturbed life at sea, it’s expected to start losing power fast.How Will Legal Marijuana Work In Rural Alaska? Ben Matheson, KYUK – BethelEarly next year, Alaskans will be able to legally buy, transport, and use small amounts of marijuana. The initiative will not be law until three months after the vote is certified, and the state has more time to come up with rules for marijuana sales.Alaska Miners Association Convention Held In Anchorage Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – AnchorageThe Alaska Miner’s Association annual convention has been going on all week in Anchorage.  Coinciding with the AMA’s 75th year, is the 25th anniversary of Kotzebue’s Red Dog Mine.Rep. Mike Chenault Tapped For 4th Term As House Speaker Alexandra Gutierrez, APRNNikiski Republican Mike Chenault will serve his fourth term as House Speaker in the Alaska State Legislature. That will make him the longest serving speaker in legislative history.UA President Warns Regents About Budget Dan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThe University of Alaska Board of Regents has passed a budget for next year, but there’s concern about state funding.Crews Troubleshoot Bethel’s Pool Sprinkler System Ben Matheson, KYUK – BethelThere’s no timeline for reopening the $24 million Bethel pool, which closed right after the grand opening this past Saturday due to a sprinkler system issue.Ferry System Limits Solo Travel By Kids, Teenagers Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – JuneauThe Alaska Marine Highway System will no longer allow children and teen-agers under 18 to travel solo.AK: High Tech SurgeryAnnie Feidt, APRN – AnchorageSurgeons these days have a lot of futuristic tools at their disposal in the operating room. They use robots, high definition cameras and special dyes to help them complete complicated procedures. And you don’t have to travel to big cities in the Lower 48 to find the most up to date technology.300 Villages: KivalinaThis week, we’re heading to Kivalina on the Chukchi Sea. Stanley Hawley is the Tribal Administrator for the City of Kivalinalast_img read more

ATF 2018 TRAVEX opens with promise to deliver Boundless Prosperity

first_imgSource = Tourism Authority of Thailand ATF 2018 TRAVEX opens with promise to deliver Boundless ProsperityTRAVEX 2018 officially opened for business today under the ATF 2018 theme of ‘Sustainable Connectivity, Boundless Prosperity’ with Mr. Kalin Sarasin, Chairman of the Board of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), and Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, presiding over the ceremony.An auspicious ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Thai tourism industry leaders and VIPs welcomed buyers and sellers to the TRAVEX floor. The two-day event showcases ASEAN’s premier travel marketplace as the region is poised to receive a record number of arrivals during 2018.The Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre quickly becomes a hive of activity after the opening ceremony with buyers and sellers getting down to business on day one.last_img read more