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 nowWith hedging statements, Alaska lawmakers say they’re close on oil and gas compromiseAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauState lawmakers say they’re close to an agreement on a bill to end tax credits for oil and gas companies that can be traded for cash.Moody’s downgrades state’s credit ratingAnne Hillman, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageMoody’s has downgraded the state’s credit rating again and said the state has a negative outlook.Legislature’s capital budget impasse could delay Haines Highway projectEmily Files, KHNS – HainesA major Haines infrastructure project that is years in the making may have to wait a little longer.Newly found disease could threaten Southeast Alaska spruceEd Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – JuneauA fungus that’s damaged trees in Southcentral and Interior Alaska has been discovered for the first time in Southeast. But there’s a chance its spread could be stopped.Klukwan’s Hotch will attend National Medal awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.Abbey Collins, KHNS – HainesThe Alaska State Museums are set to receive the National Medal for Museum and Library Service in Washington, D.C. next week. It’s the highest recognition of its kind. The director of a new cultural heritage center in Klukwan is part of the group receiving the award in the nation’s capital.Wrangell Borough, union reach amended contract agreementLeila Kheiry, KRBD – KetchikanThe Wrangell Borough Assembly approved an amended contract with union employees during a special meeting Thursday, ending what have been contentious negotiations with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.Where are Koliganek’s king salmon?Avery Lill, KDLG – DillinghamMore than 2.5 million sockeye have returned to spawn in the Nushagak River this year, one of the highest counts on record. They have filled pools and creeks, jumping and swimming their way to their spawning grounds.As low Nushagak River restricts barge travel, New Stuyahok limits heating fuelAvery Lill, KDLG – DillinghamKoliganek and New Stuyahok are still waiting on their first barge of the year. Heating fuel use for residents and businesses in New Stuyahok is limited.Update: Someone may be buying the ferry Taku, but it’s still on the marketEd Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – JuneauStill thinking about buying the Ferry Taku? The state extended the bidding deadline for the 54-year-old ship again — until August 8th.AK: Mod Carousel brings boylesque world premiere to JuneauAnnie Bartholomew, KTOO – JuneauFor eight years Seattle-based boylesque collective Mod Carousel blurs gender expression in Alaska. It’s newest show, Gilded makes its world premiere in Alaska. Juneau residents will be treated to the world premiere of a dance production this weekend.49 Voices: Doreen Cooper of SkagwayRashah McChesney, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauThis week we’re hearing from Doreen Cooper from Skagway. She’s working as a volunteer at the Arctic Inter-agency Visitor Center in Coldfoot.last_img

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first_imgNINE DOGS THAT were due to be put down at Carrick Dog Shelter earlier this afternoon have been saved.A pound in Monaghan were going to have to put down the dogs – which ranged in age from just 16 weeks to eight years old – but thankfully they’ve all been offered homes or rescue spaces after their stories appeared on on Tuesday.However, it isn’t all good news.Speaking about the last-ditch call from the Carrick shelter, spokesperson for Dogs Trust told that the fear of having to put animals to sleep because of a lack of space is a good example of what’s happening in pounds all over the country.In Ireland, 15 dogs are destroyed on average everyday. That’s 5,500 a year. To compare, in Scotland that number is just 500.A spokesperson from the ISPCA said “any sort of animal is not a suitable gift to give.“It is a big responsibility and it certainly is not something to surprise someone with, whatever time of the year it is.”Thankfully the nine dogs from Carrick have been saved but this problem is far from over.Carrick Dog shelter have got in touch with the newsteam here to say “a massive thanks from us on behalf of nine very happy pound dogs!”These nine dogs have less than 48 hours to live if they can’t be re-homed>Dog welfare group say Christmas dumping of dogs has already started>Men plead guilty to training dogs for animal fights>last_img

first_img Share7 Tweet Email1 By Stephen McDermott Short URL Mar 5th 2019, 7:44 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article US to scrap special status for Turkey and India in attempt to end trade war with China Certain products from the two countries will no longer be imported to the US duty-free. 18 Comments Tuesday 5 Mar 2019, 7:44 AM Donald Trump speaks at the National Association of Attorneys General in the White House on Monday Source: SIPA USA/PA ImagesTHE US INTENDS to scrap a preferential trade status granted to India and Turkey which allows certain products from the two countries to be imported duty-free.The Office of the US Trade Representative announced it would end the countries’ designations as beneficiary developing countries as part of what the ‘Generalised System of Preferences’ programme.Under the programme, certain products can enter the US duty-free if countries meet an eligibility criteria, including “providing the United States with equitable and reasonable market access”.In a statement, the office said that the two countries “no longer comply with the statutory eligibility criteria” for the programme.It added that India has failed to provide assurances that it would allow the US the required market access, and “has implemented a wide array of trade barriers that create serious negative effects on United States commerce”.In response, India said the impact on its exports to the US would be minor, claiming just €4.95 billion of its €70 billion in exports to the US are covered by GSP.Meanwhile, the US said that Turkey was now considered “sufficiently economically developed” to have “graduated” from the programme, having first been designated a GSP beneficiary in 1975.Donald Trump said the country’s economy “has grown and diversified”, and noted that Istanbul has already “graduated from other developed countries’ GSP programmes”.The changes cannot take effect for at least 60 days, after the US House of Congress and the affected countries were notified, a process that started on Monday when Trump wrote letters to the speaker of the House and the president of the Senate.The move comes as the US and China seek to negotiate an exit from a costly trade war that is part of the Trump administration’s efforts to address what it views as inequitable commercial relationships with other states.Under an agreement taking shape, Beijing would lower some barriers on US companies’ operations in China and purchase large amounts American agricultural and energy goods if the United States agreed to lower most of the tariffs in return.However, reports have suggested that significant details of the deal remained unresolved.With additional reporting from – © AFP 2019 13,457 Views last_img

first_imgThe Vancouver pilot of a single-engine airplane remains in critical condition this morning after crashing into a hangar Saturday evening at the airport in Aurora, Ore.The pilot has been identified as Kevin R. Carr, 53. Carr also owned the plane, according to public records.Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to the call of the crash at 5:47 p.m. The plane was a 1996 Savage-Cozy experimental aircraft.Aurora Fire Department personnel extricated Carr from the wreckage of the three-seater airplane. He was the sole occupant.A Life Flight helicopter flew him to Oregon Health & Science University hospital in Portland. He was listed in critical condition this morning, a spokeswoman said.Preliminary information indicates that the aircraft struck the roof of a hangar before coming to rest on the airport ramp, east of the runway. There was no post-impact fire.The Federal Aviation Administration is conducting an investigation.last_img

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