Alaska News Nightly: November 5, 2012
Fire Burns Over 10 Miles Of Tundra Near Dillingham
Dave Bendinger, KDLG – Dillingham
Fueled by strong winds and dry tundra, an accidental fire is burning outside of Dillingham. The fire started Friday afternoon on the edge of the city and has quickly consumed more than ten miles of open tundra. Now the Forestry Division’s Fire Management Office in McGrath is coordinating resources to respond.
John N. Marvin, Jr. Found Guilty In Hoonah Double Homicide
Matt Miller, KTOO – Juneau
John Marvin Junior will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing two police officers in Hoonah. A Juneau jury returned guilty verdicts Saturday. The sentence will be no less than 119-years once it’s handed down in February.
Third Parties Seek Popular Votes In Alaska
Peter Granitz, APRN – Washington DC
Alaskans voting for President have four choices. Green Party and Libertarian Party candidates qualified for spots on Alaska’s ballot and could siphon popular votes away from the major parties.
Public Support For Big Projects In Bond Prop A Is Limited
Emily Schwing, KUAC – Fairbanks
Voters will also decide tomorrow whether the state should sell more than $450 million in bonds to pay for transportation and economic development projects. It’s one of the largest Bond Propositions in Alaska history. And one Fairbanks area project on the list does not have support from the local community.
It Takes A Village To Prevent Youth Suicide
Sarah Gonzalez, Kids These Days
While recent reports show the suicide rate falling slightly within the state, Alaska still has the highest rate in the nation – especially among Alaska Native young men. One community in Southeast had the highest rate in the nation back in the nineteen-eighties, but today suicide is rare in the village. In the next installment of our “Being Young in Rural Alaska” series from the producers of Kids These Days, Sarah Gonzales has the story.
Wrangell’s Garnet Grit Betties Are Recruiting
Ariel Van Cleave, KSTK – Wrangell
Women in Wrangell are strapping on roller skates and heading to the rink.