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  • On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Alaska’s U.S. senators split their votes yesterday over a bill to protect in vitro fertilization. Homeschool families around the state are facing a cloudy future after a court ruling in April. And a mountain lion was recently discovered on Wrangell Island.
  • On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: The Alaska Judicial Council announced that it is accepting applications from attorneys and judges interested in replacing Chief Justice Peter Maassen. Farmers are welcoming this week’s heavy rainfall around the eastern and central Interior. And the family of a man fatally shot last month by Anchorage police is asking that they be allowed to view the footage of the shooting privately.
  • On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Silver Bay Seafoods has purchased Trident’s processing plant in False Pass. Kenai’s eroding bluff will be getting a buttressing. And kids learn about business through lemonade.
  • On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: A project in the Bering Straits backed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will measure sea ice and phytoplankton. Every year, one dance group is chosen to lead the procession of dancers that begins and ends Celebration in Juneau. And two middle schoolers from White Mountain are headed to the National Civics Bee.
  • On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Alaska's remoteness from the rest of the country means a cyberattack on its infrastructure -- could cause big problems. The state of Alaska is facing a new class action lawsuit over its failure to process Medicaid applications on time. And the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge is piloting a new approach to wildfire management aimed at limiting greenhouse gas releases.
  • On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: The federal government announced on Thursday that it’s requiring the state to update its water quality standards. A thunderstorm struck Juneau recently. And Researchers have linked warming ocean temperatures to more salmon showing up in the Western Canadian Arctic.
  • On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Alaska’s Little Norway celebrated Norwegian Constitution Day late last month with a week-long festival. A multi part bill passed by the state legislature last month includes a provision extending Alaska’s Senior Benefits Program. ⁠And suspicious illegal aliens on the Yukon.
  • On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: We have a clearer picture of this year’s races for the Alaska Legislature after Saturday’s filing deadline. Eight young Alaskans are suing the state to block the Alaska natural gas pipeline project. And a last-minute candidate joined the race for the House District 5, which covers Kodiak, Seward and Cordova.
  • On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Alaska's Head Start program is set to get a boost, pending the governor's signature. Are herds of mammoths in Alaska's future? And the canoes are on their way to Celebration.
  • On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: The Alaska Judicial Council has voted to recommend retention of all 19 judges on the November ballot, but not without dissent. The Donlin Gold project plans to be powered by a gas pipeline stretching hundreds of miles to Cook Inlet. And the Alaska Federation of Natives has rolled-out plans for its October convention, with a program dedicated to the younger generation.