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Alaska News Nightly: March 15, 2013

March 15, 2013

Individual news stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via emailpodcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.

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Interceptor Missiles To Increase At Fort Greely

The United States is increasing the amount of interceptor missiles it stockpiles from thirty to forty four. The 14 additional missiles will be based at Fort Greely, near Fairbanks.

Parnell Administration, Unions Reach Tentative Agreement

The Parnell administration and two public employee unions have reached tentative agreement for a new three-year contract to begin in July.

Anchorage Mayor Sullivan Rejects Union Offer

Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan has rejected an offer to freeze wages of city workers in exchange for tabling a controversial ordinance that would limit unions.Sled Dog Death In Unalakleet Will Be Investigated

An Iditarod Sled Dog described as “otherwise healthy” has died in Unalakleet. Race Marshal Mark Nordman said in a news release that the 5-year-old male dog named Dorado was from 38-year-old Fairbanks rookie musher Paige Drobny’s team.

Buccaneer Energy Files Countersuit Against Archer Drilling

Buccaneer Energy Alaska has filed litigation countering a lawsuit brought by a subcontractor in December concerning work on the jack-up rig Endeavor.

Trial Delayed For Kodiak Man Accused In Coast Guard Shootings

The trial of a man accused of killing two people at the Coast Guard station on Kodiak Island has been postponed.

AK: The Aurora

It’s been an especially good winter for aurora viewing in Alaska, and that’s great news for the man known as the aurora hunter.

300 Villages: Galena

This week, we’re heading to the interior village of Galena, on the Yukon river. Greg Moyer is city manager in Galena.

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