Alaska News Nightly: October 7, 2011

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Anchorage Municipality Withdraws Lawsuit over Knik Arm Crossing
Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage

Anchorage mayor withdraws lawsuit against Federal Highway Administration over Knik Arm Crossing project.

Alaska’s Senators Push Legislation to Protect Rural Post Offices
Libby Casey, APRN – Washington, D.C.

Alaska’s U.S. Senators are part of a congressional effort to stop the Postal Service from closing branches in rural areas.

Congressman Don Young Frustrated by US Involvement in Afghanistan
Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

Today (Friday) marks the 10th anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan, a mission that has cost nearly 18 hundred American lives.

Sitka crabber rescued after boat sinks in Chatham
Ed Ronco, KCAW – Sitka

A search and rescue team from Angoon rescued a Sitka crab fisherman whose boat rolled over and sank in Chatham Strait yesterday (Thursday).

Native brotherhood, sisterhood meet in Klawock
Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska

The Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood are celebrating a big anniversary.

Timber Task Force Meets in Coffman Coves
Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska

A state-sponsored economic development panel wants suggestions for creating new timber industry jobs.

Talkeetna Voters Oppose Massive Hydro Dam Proposal
Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage

Tuesday’s election saw changes in communities across Alaska. In the tiny Susitna Valley town of Talkeetna, voters made a choice that could have repercussions far from the community.

Resource Policy Trip to Norway Expenses Exceed 90,000
Associated Press

The state has paid more than $91,600 in expenses for lawmakers who attended a recent policy tour in Norway.

AK: A Trip to Bus 142 on Stampede Road

This week AK visits the bus made famous by Christopher McCandless. 300 villages visits ColdFoot Camp in Prudhoe bay.