Alaska News Nightly: February 20, 2013
Power Out In Tuluksak
John Active, KYUK – Bethel
Power has been out in the village of Tuluksak the past few days. The village is located 50 river miles upstream of Bethel.
Bypass Mail Likely Target Of Postal Reform Bill
Peter Granitz, APRN – Washington DC
The U.S. Postal Service recently announced an end to Saturday delivery. People will stop receiving letters on Saturdays by the end of summer.
A postal reform bill is expected before then, and bypass mail will likely be targeted for reforms.
School Voucher Resolution Will Be Heard In Judiciary, Finance Committees
Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN – Juneau
The normally dry subject of committee referrals is creating a bit of a stir in the state Capitol.
Fish & Wildlife To Survey WWII Debris, Contamination On Attu
Kelsey Gobroski, KTOO – Juneau
Attu Island is overdue for some spring cleaning. Seventy years after World War II, the island is still littered with shards of old Coke bottles, lead-based batteries, leaking fuel drums and unexploded artillery.
This summer, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which manages the remote island as a refuge, will survey the extent of World War II debris and contamination. As KTOO news intern Kelsey Gobroski reports, the entire ecosystem could be affected by the decades of pollution.
Alaska Innovators Share Success Stories
Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau
We’ve all heard politicians talk about how businesses need to change to succeed in today’s marketplace. A group of Alaska entrepreneurs shared their success stories, in hopes of inspiring others, at last week’s Innovation Summit in Juneau.
Tanana Chiefs Conference Discusses Yukon Chinook Stocks
Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks
The Tanana Chiefs Conference has gathered leaders from interior Alaska Native villages in Fairbanks to talk about Yukon River salmon. There’s frustration with the depressed state of Yukon River Chinook stocks.
Domesticated Salmon Research Topic Of Discussion At Boston Meeting
Johanna Eurich, KDLG – Dillingham
Imagine a domesticated salmon raised on land and eating plants. Depending on your point of view, it’s a nightmare or a dream on the edge of becoming true.
Johanna Eurich reports on research discussed this week at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Boston.