Alaska News Nightly: April 9, 2009

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Board of Fisheries Appointee Faces Opposition
Dave Donaldson APRN – Juneau
The confirmation of one of Governor Palin’s appointees to the Board of Fisheries is getting a lot of opposition from legislators and the public.

Governor Blames Democrats for Continued Senate Seat B Vacancy
Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO – Juneau
Governor Palin is blaming delays in filling Juneau’s vacant Senate seat on Senate Democrats who must vote to confirm her latest appointment.

State Troopers Search for Missing Homer Man
Casey Kelly, KBBI – Homer
Alaska State Troopers are searching for a missing Homer man.

Alaska Native Organizations Oppose New Attorney General Appointment
Matt Miller, KTOO 0 Juneau
More Native organizations are coming out against the appointment of Wayne Anthony Ross as the new Attorney General.

The Department of Justice Faces Increased Scrutiny After Stevens Indictment Dismissal
Libby Casey, APRN – Washington D.C. and Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage
The fallout continues from the allegations of prosecutorial misconduct in the trial of former Senator Ted Stevens. Stephan Gillers is a law professor at New York University. Gillers says although there are clearly problems that need addressing at the department of Justice, it is still a solid governmental law firm.

Scientists Study Northern Bering Sea Ecosystem
Anne Hillman, KUCB – Unalaska
The Healy, a Coast Guard icebreaker filled with scientists, recently stopped in UnAlaska.

Alaska Youth Work for a Renewable Energy Future
Bonnie Sue Hitchcock, KCAW – Sitka
Members of Alaska Youth for Environmental Action want the legislature to support renewable energy projects in the state.

Sealaska Shareholder Dividends Remain Strong
Ed Schoenfeld, APRN – CoastAlaska
Resource development in other parts of the state continues to boost dividends for Sealaska’s 20,000 shareholders.