In Wednesday’s news: Governor signs Senator Olson’s bill creating the Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council; Smithsonian to return human remains to Shishmaref; Federal judge…
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.
Nome Planning Commission takes heat from offshore miners over proposed mining permit; 60 new DNR permits issued for state waters offshore of Nome; Gov. Parnell to sign legislation providing more than $50 million in additional funding for K-12 education; Nenana Ice Classic tripod stopped clock on winner’s 55th birthday.
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.
Gov. Parnell pulls oil taxes off special session call; body of Tanana snowmachiner found yesterday; Coast Guard to be in Arctic this summer as shipping increases; new partnerships and money creating momentum in establishment of Norton Sound hatchery; retiring Kawerak president Loretta Bullard honored last night.
Nome Public Schools search is on for HS Principal, Bridges backs out after salary information corrected; Nome Common Council consider a contract to hire Berkowitz as energy consultant; Nome Federal Building sells for $1.7 million; no new support for Gov. Parnell’s oil tax plan.