In Friday’s news:
- Investigation begins on St. Lawrence Island after separate reports found animals with oil on them;
- Alaska Native fishermen charged with illegal fishing seeking to consolidate trials;
- Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation assumes authority from EPA to regulate wastewater discharges;
- Kuskokwim 300 Race Committee announces purse increase;
- Tribal funk band Pamyua continuing Inuit drumsong on international stage.