In Thursday’s news: Exxon Mobil tells Alaska’s Senate Judiciary Committee it’s on track to develop part of the Point Thomson oil and gas field; Senator Lisa Murkowski challenges top Pentagon officials about plans to remove F-16s from Eielson Air Force Base; Nome City Council passes budgets, Snake River regulations; A federal judge set to hear [...]
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In Thursday’s news: Yiki Kim sentenced to three and a half years in prison for striking 11-year-old Jamison Thrun with her SUV; Kalskag’s Michael Hetherington arrested for domestic violence assault, weapons misconduct after punching a woman and firing rounds into his vehicle; First opening of sockeye salmon fishery sees many Area M seine vessels sit [...]
In Tuesday’s news: Nome Police Department are actively looking for 17-year-old Sharon Ellanna; a St. Michael woman jailed after stabbing former boyfriend; 66-year-old Jack Swick dies at Cripple River Gold Mining Camp; Ten hearings scheduled across the state on coastal management ballot initiative; Mixed reactions to the EPA’s review of large-scale mining effects in Bristol [...]
In Monday’s News: Wasilla man drowns in Talkeenta; Managers undecided about Kuskokwim Chinook salmon escapement needs; Trawl surveys to take place in Bering and Chukchi seas; State challenges Mosquito Fork navigability decision; City of Anchorage considers land swap with airport; and Nome 8th graders share personal learning stories (hear more in Monday’s Profile).
NJUS wind turbines to spin this fall; 31 elderly and chronic care patients evacuated to Bethel from Kwethluk amid flooding; two AK-based military policemen die in Afghanistan; special legislative session cost $404,000; groups sue NMFS over oil exploration permit; Anchorage shakes this morning.
Body found north of Anchorage identified as missing airman; Federal Subsistence Board adopts tribal consultation policy, holds off on consultation with ANCSA corporations; largest herring fishery on hold, herring not eager to show up; NOAA and Russian counterparts collaborate in seal survey; Chief Papasadora reminds youth that choices made now can impact entire community.
Nome’s Port Commission gets closer to a decision on where gold dredges and other vessels will dock this summer; the Alaska Historical Commission hosting a discussion today on how to revitalize Alaska’s Native languages; Port of Anchorage officials say no new construction planned for a third year in a row; US Coast Guard’s “Arctic Outreach” brings boat and water safety to Nome schools.
Flood waters at Manley Hot Springs recede, wells contaminated; House adjourns special session; Gov. Parnell establishes AK National Guard Day; Anchorage toddler dies after being run over by minivan; 16-year-old pilot crashes Super Cub on take-off; Apaay Campbell and Stuart Towarak take home gold from State NYO.
An Anchorage woman killed this morning after crashing her SUV into Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson entrance gate; Senate Finance Committee holds a special meeting to address high energy costs; 5 homes flooded, 20 more threatened at Manley Hot Springs; former director of Sitka’s Southeast Alaska Indian Cultural Center pleads guilty to stealing more than $17,000 in federal funds; with heavy damage between Miles 22 and 26, emergency repairs to the Nome-Council Road are underway; Bethel plans a memorial park to honor Alaska Territorial Guard.
NSB police shoot Barrow man; voters in Holy Cross re-elect city council members; kidnapping charges filed in the death of Samantha Koenig; Alaska Legislature begins special session; Nome’s main runway to close for two weeks this summer; Nome-Beltz Drama Club to present play this weekend; and a Smithsonian researcher will speak about 19th century ivory drill bows and the related oral histories.
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