Alaska News Nightly: April 12, 2013

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Legislators Enter Final Stretch Of Session

Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN – Juneau

With the legislature scheduled to gavel out on Sunday, lawmakers seem determined not to have to go into special session. Although there is some talk of extending the session for a few days to tie up loose ends.

Alleged Bootlegger Banned From Akiak

Mark Arehart, KYUK – Bethel

The Akiak Tribal Court voted this week to banish an alleged bootlegger and drug trafficker from the village indefinitely.

JBER Soldier To Be Sentenced Monday On Espionage Charges

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage

A Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson soldier is to be sentenced Monday on espionage charges. Army Specialist William Colton Millay, 24, a military policeman, pleaded guilty before a military judge in Anchorage in March to attempted espionage, issuing a false statement and communicating national defense information, among other charges.

Petersburg Seafood Company Makes Big Move

Matt Lichtenstein, KFSK – Petersburg

One of Petersburg’s small seafood processors is about to get a lot bigger. Tonka Seafoods has bought a long-unused cannery building and dock from Trident Seafoods.

Alice Rogoff Pushes For Changes In Arctic

Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau

The time has come to stop talking and start acting when it comes to changes in the Arctic.

That was the message of a talk to the Juneau World Affairs Council this week by Alaska Dispatch owner and publisher Alice Rogoff.

Next week she will be in Washington, D.C. with Iceland’s President to announce a new nonprofit designed to promote international cooperation on Arctic issues.

AK: Raising Funds

Amanda Compton, APRN Contributor

It’s not easy to get people to fork over hard-earned cash. Even for a good cause. But over the last decade Juneau resident Marc Wheeler has perfected the art of fundraising for the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Bowl for Kids’ Sake. Wheeler has a secret weapon that involves throwing in some extra fat.

300 Villages: Platinum

This week we’re going to the village of Platinum, near Dillingham on the Bering Sea Coast. Mark Moyle is the Mayor of Platinum.