Alaska News Nightly: September 1, 2011

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Sheraton Hotel Workers Score Court Win
Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage

Local hotel employee union members are celebrating what they say is a major win against the Sheraton Anchorage hotel.

Injunction Plugs  Water Utility Strike
Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage

Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility workers voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to go on strike.

Cook Inlet Energy Race Is On
Steve Heimel, APRN – Anchorage

The oil and gas industry is about to start exploratory drilling in the deeper waters Cook Inlet, perhaps by tomorrow.

State Lawmakers Eye Norway for Energy Ideas
Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

About a dozen Alaska Lawmakers are in Norway looking at how the country develops it’s renewable and fossil fuel resources.

With Cold Weather Coming, Anchorage Homeless Numbers Up
Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

A townhall style meeting took place at Anchorage’s Bean’s Cafe on Tuesday to highlight the dangers of living outside through the upcoming winter.

Anglers Can Saved Wasted Rockfish
Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage

Rockfish swim in deep waters off Alaska. And when they’re caught and brought to the surface, the pressure changes can cause incredible trauma.

Southeast Borough Plans Draw Ire
Rosemary Alexander, KTOO – Juneau

Petersburg’s plan to form a borough is drawing opposition from several surrounding communities.

Denali Park Bridge Under Discussion
Tim Ellis, KUAC – Fairbanks

Federal and state Transportation officials held an open house today at Denali National Park to talk about a project to replace a bridge on the Parks Highway.