Alaska News Nightly: July 18, 2014
EPA Rolls Out Proposed Restrictions on the Pebble Mine
Mike Mason, KDLG – Dillingham
The EPA has released the details of how they plan to use the Clean Water Act to put in place protections in Bristol Bay from the possible negative impacts of the proposed Pebble Mine.
Alaska Supreme Court Affirms Tribal Court Jurisdiction
Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage
The Alaska Supreme Court issued a decision today in a long running tribal court jurisdiction case. The case stems from a Minto tribal court decision that terminated parental rights.
State Confirms Rabies in Bat in Southeast Alaska
The Associated Press
State officials have confirmed rabies in a bat in southeast Alaska.
Diomede Helicopter Service Resumes
Matthew Smith, KNOM – Nome
The helicopter to Diomede is flying today. The first flight to the island took off around 11 o’clock Friday morning after a new contract was formally signed by Erickson Aviation, Kawerak and Federal Department of Transportation officials Thursday.
Governor Signs Bill in Bethel to Ease Autopsy Burden
Ben Matheson, KYUK – Bethel
Governor Sean Parnell was in Bethel Thursday to sign a bill intended to help rural families navigate the process of having an autopsy done hundreds of miles away in Anchorage.
Fort Yukon Plans New Landfill to Improve Safety, Facilitate More Recycling
Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks
The City of Ft. Yukon plans to build a new landfill. The project is aimed at improving safety and recycling some of the community’s waste stream.
Annie Bartholomew, KTOO – Juneau
It has long been forbidden for men to weave in the Chilkat tradition, but Tlingit artist Ricky Tagaban is an exception. Using techniques practiced for thousands of years, Tagaban creates his trademark iPhone bags, hair clips, and head bands, putting a modern spin on an ancient tradition.
300 Villages: Dry Creek
This week we’re heading to the tiny Interior village of Dry Creek. Tom Nerbonne runs a saw mill in Dry Creek.