In Wednesday’s News: Heavy rain and lack of drinking water in Kivalina prompts disaster declaration; Rain and high water threaten bridges, mining operations in other northwest…
Long-time BSSD pilot Doug Hemnes dies of a heart attack; governor vetoes very little from operating and capital projects budgets; Elim City Council does not certify election, village remains dry; Pebble Mine being prepared for permitting; North Dakota passes Alaska to become second leading oil-producing state.
Alaska Supreme Court orders redistricting board to amend plan for 2012 elections; Elim city council has not decided whether to canvass vote to go damp; Coast Guard medevacs 3 fishermen exposed to ammonia; governor signs bill outlawing texting while driving; Parnell names Probasco to Board of Game; and an Anvil City Science Academy artist in residence helps students create Tlingit performance art.
Local fishermen ask Nome Port Commission for support and space this summer; Legislature passes bill addressing in-state sex trafficking; Senate restarts gasline discussions; Holy Cross native corporation expresses support for city council; and Shishmaref sled dog races begin.
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.