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Update News: Tuesday, June 19, 2012

In Tuesday’s news:

  • The Center for Biological Diversity Alaska plans to sue the National Marine Fisheries Service for failing to list ringed and bearded seals as threatened;
  • Kuskokwim subsistence fishermen face another salmon fishing closure, the longest closure in that river’s management history;
  • Militia leader Schaeffer Cox, other militia members convicted on nine federal charges, including conspiracy;
  • Governor Parnell signs a bill sponsored by the late state House Representative Carl Gatto;
  • NOAA scientists scouting Alaska’s coasts for debris from last year’s Japanese tsunami;
  • Coast Guard in Valdez monitors vessel grounded in Prince William Sound near salmon hatchery.