Alaska News Nightly: August 26, 2014
Attorney: Yup’ik Fishermen Wrongfully Convicted
Daysha Eaton, KYUK – Bethel
Attorneys argued before the Alaska Court of Appeals in downtown Anchorage today about whether Yup’ik fishermen, who fished for Chinook or king Salmon during a closure on the Kuskokwim River in 2012, were wrongfully convicted.
Ad Knocks Begich’s Stance On Women, Noting Staff Pay
Liz Ruskin, APRN – Washington, D.C.
An ad running against Sen. Mark Begich attacks him on his support for women – exactly where he proclaims his strength. The ad, by Crossroads GPS, says he favors men when it comes to setting salaries for his Senate staff.
More Than A Win, Constitution Party Candidates Want Ballot Access
Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN – Anchorage
Alaskans will have one more option in the governor’s race: The Division of Elections will allow Constitution Party candidate J.R. Myers to appear on the ballot.
Alaska Seeks Continued Involvement In BC Mine Review
Joe Viechnicki, KFSK – Petersburg
The state of Alaska is requesting to be involved with Canadian approval of a proposed copper and gold mine across the border in British Columbia. State commissioners of three departments submitted comments on Seabridge Gold’s Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell or KSM mine this month.
Five Conservation Groups File Suit To Stop POW Timber Project
Leila Kheiry, KRBD – Ketchikan
Five more conservation groups filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court on Tuesday in hopes of stopping the Big Thorne timber project on Prince of Wales Island.
Tlingit-Haida and State Sign On to Improve Relations
Lisa Phu, KTOO – Juneau
Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska and the State of Alaska signed a Memorandum of Agreement on Monday signifying a new level of communication and cooperation.
‘Never Alone’: Using Video Games For Cultural Learning
Heather Bryant, KTOO – Juneau
Until recently, no videogames on the market have told the story of an indigenous people from their perspective. But a group of Alaska Natives have partnered with a game developer to change that. The project is called Never Alone.
State Fair Pumpkin King Misses Record By 3 Pounds
Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage
The winning giant pumpkin was weighed in at the Alaska State Fair today in Palmer.