Alaska News Nightly: August 14, 2009

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Kinsington Gets Permit for Tailings Facility
Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO – Juneau and Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau
The Kensington Gold Mine just received its long-awaited permit to construct a mine tailings facility at Lower Slate Lake.

Anchorage Police Arrest Two for Assaulting Alaska Native
Len Anderson, KSKA – Anchorage
The Anchorage police, working the FBI, have arrested two suspects who apparently assaulted a man for no reason other than he was Alaska Native.

Kookesh To Fight Fishing Violation
Robert Woolsey, KCAW – Sitka
State Senator Albert Kookesh (D-Sikta) has pleaded not guilty to a subsistence fishing violation and he will contest the charge.

Legislators Weigh In On Management of Permanent Fund
Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau
Legislators on Friday got a chance to weigh in on the recent changes in the new management tool the Permanent Fund now uses to assess risk on its investments.

Health Care Forum Draws Fairbanks Crowd
Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks
About 400 people attended a meeting on health care reform in Fairbanks last night.

Health Centers Week Celebrated
Casey Kelly, KBBI – Homer
The second week in August is National Community Health Centers Week.

Bethel Election Shaping Into Historic Contest
Shane Iverson, KYUK – Bethel
The upcoming Bethel City Election is shaping up to be a historic one.

Saint Mary’s Tightens Alcohol Restrictions
Paul Korchin, KNOM – Nome
Saint Mary’s has decided to further restrict the amount of alcohol that’s legally available to its residents, effective immediately.