Alaska News Nightly: October 24, 2012

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Pirate Fishing Impacting Alaska King Crab Industry

Alexandra Gutierrez, KUCB – Unalaska

Bristol Bay red king crab is a major moneymaker for Alaska, and this year it’s expected to bring fishermen about $60 million. Industry players say that amount could be even higher if pirate fishing weren’t distorting the international market.

Gov. Parnell Says Trucking Gas To Fairbanks Is Step In Right Direction

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

Governor Sean Parnell says a plan for trucking North Slope natural gas to Fairbanks is moving in the right direction. On Monday and Tuesday the governor met in Fairbanks with a range of players seeking state money for the gas project.

APOC Fines Bob Bell $390

Daysha Eaton, KSKA – Anchorage

The Alaska Public Offices Commission has fined State Senate Candidate Bob Bell $390 for violating public official financial disclosure reporting law. The complaint against Bell was filed in August. It alleged that Bell had not reported some personal finances in his the financial disclosure statement he made when he filed for office.

Stedman Fund-Raising Twice Kookesh Total

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau

There’s a significant fund-raising gap between the two incumbents fighting to represent a new Southeast Senate district. CoastAlaska’s Ed Schoenfeld takes a look at some of the details of the District Q race. It’s the first of four reports on campaign financing in the region.

Childhood Trauma Subject Of Anchorage Conference

Joaqlin Estus, KNBA – Anchorage

The lifelong effects of childhood trauma have been the subject of talks among the 350-some participants in the Alaska Child Maltreatment Conference held in Anchorage this week, and hosted by the Alaska Children’s Alliance.

NPS, Hoonah Indian Association Planning New Tribal House

Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau

The National Park Service and Hoonah Indian Association are planning to build a tribal house at Bartlett Cove in Glacier Bay National Park.

Arctic Sculpture Exhibit Comes To Smithsonian Museum

Peter Granitz, APRN – Washington DC

There’s a new exhibit of Arctic sculpture at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

APRN’s Peter Granitz caught up with sculptor Abraham Ruben in the museum and talked about his goal to bring Arctic history and stories to the rest of the world.

Commentary: Dealing With Small Town Controversy

Heather Lende, APRN Contributor

Every small town has its share of drama. But according to Author Heather Lende, Haines may have more than its share right now. She offers her thoughts on the subject in this commentary about dealing with controversy in a small community.