Alaska News Nightly: October 16, 2009

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Federal Relief for Western Alaska Yet to Arrive
Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau
Federal relief for Western Alaska residents is not on the way anytime soon.

Missing Denali Plane Located
Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks
Yesterday’s search for a small Cesna missing in the northern part of Denali National Park ended when the crash site was located.

Bioneers Conference Gets Underway in Anchorage
Ellen Lockyer, APRN – Anchorage
Anchorage joins with seventeen communities across the nation this weekend in a network of teleconferences presented by the California based Bioneers.

Alaska Unemployment Edges Up
The Associated Press
Alaska’s unemployment rate rose three-tenths of a percentage point in September to 8.4 percent.

Senate Trying to Reauthorize Indian Health Care Act
Libby Casey, APRN – Washington, DC
Members of the US Senate are trying once again to reauthorize the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.

Three Anchorage School Employees Recognized
Len Anderson, KSKA – Anchorage
Three Anchorage School District employees received special recognition on Thursday from Mayor Dan Sullivan.

Interior Youths Getting Swine Flu Vaccination
Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks
Young people are being vaccinated for H1N1 flu in the interior.

New Youth Club Opens in Juneau
Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO – Juneau
In Juneau, the Valley Youth Club opened on Thursday in the same location as the Boys and Girls Club of Alaska, which suddenly closed three weeks ago.