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Proposed changes to predator hunting regulations on refuges in Alaska, including the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, are bringing several arguments to bear — or wolf, or coyote, for that matter. Listen:   One is the different management strategies of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and Board of Game, which prioritize managing game populations …
Main Line Leak Blamed for Gas Explosions Following Quake
Enstar Natural Gas has identified the problem leading to gas explosions that destroyed two houses, and a fire that claimed two more, on Lilac Lane in Kenai following the magnitude 7.1 earthquake in January. Listen: According to an incident report filed Feb. 24 with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and the Regulatory Commission …
Wellness for Residents and River City
A new wellness center in Soldotna is taking a holistic approach to the health of its members, and that’s just the beginning. Listen:   Don’t let the rows of cardio machines, racks of free weights or fleet of spinning bikes fool you — River City Wellness is not a gym. So says general manager Amy George, …

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Mike McQueary testified in the defamation case that he had reported seeing another former coach, Jerry Sandusky, abusing a boy. McQueary says he was fired in retaliation for helping investigators.
Dharun Ravi accepted a plea deal after courts overturned his original conviction. Tyler Clementi killed himself after secret video taken by Ravi of Clementi kissing a man was shown to other students.
Brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy still face charges stemming from an armed standoff in 2014 with federal agents at their father's ranch in Nevada.
The jury found Ammon Bundy and six followers not guilty of illegally occupying a federal wildlife refuge earlier this year and not guilty of conspiracy to commit a crime.
As people wait for the verdict of the Ammon Bundy wildlife refuge trial, Native Americans are refocusing national attention on the ancestral rights their tribes hold to federal lands in the West.

Fresh Air with Terry Gross

Anthony Bourdain's new cookbook features comfort food he cooks for his young daughter. "She's who I need to please, and if she's not happy, I'm not happy," he says.
Novelist Mat Johnson's mother spent decades trying to escape her MS diagnosis. Johnson looks back on her journey — and what it meant when the disease finally caught up with her.

Morning Edition

According to local news, people flocked to a government office to turn over used butts. That mountain of butts led to suspicion that people brought them from out of town to collect the reward.
This means that next month you can bid on one of the animatronic figures that smile along the boat ride "It's a Small World" --bringing joy to some people and rage to others.