Alaska News Nightly Friday July 15 2016

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 nowHaving taken zero actions, House ends special sessionAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThe House ended its special session Friday, having taken no actions during the five days.Jury awards $140,000 to man injured In Bethel police vehicleAnna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – BethelA Bethel jury has awarded $140,000 to a man injured in the back of a police vehicle when the officer slid off the road and hit an electrical pole.Lightning strikes light Alaskan fires across the stateDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksA late season fire bust has state and federal response agencies scrambling across the interior.Stedman, nine others, face no election challengesEd Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – JuneauA fifth of Alaska legislators running for re-election this year face no opposition. That begs the question: Why, in such a politically active state, does anyone run unopposed.Bartlett Regional continues effort to build a youth psychiatric treatment center in JuneauLakeidra Chavis, KTOO – JuneauWhen residential psychiatric treatment services for youth aren’t available in the state, children are sent out of Alaska. But Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau is trying to change that by building a treatment center in the state’s capital.Burglaries up 64% in Juneau last year, trend continues this yearQuinton Chandler, KTOO – JuneauAnytime someone breaks in somewhere to steal or commit a felony, that’s a burglary. It’s a crime of opportunity that can affect anyone, said Juneau police Lt. David Campbell.AK: The agony and the ecstasy of Pokemon in AlaskaZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe rapid rise of “Pokemon Go” raises interesting issues about technology, discipline, and internet access across huge swaths of the state.49 Voices: Mikey Huff of AnchorageAmmon Swenson, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThis week we’re hearing from Mikey Huff in Anchorage. Huff is the co-owner of The Mercantile, a new shop in downtown Anchorage. They specialize in menswear and handmade goods, with an emphasis on local productslast_img