Autopsy yields nil on pregnant soldier’s death
Liz Ruskin, APRN – Washington, D.C.
It’s been almost five years since Michelle Clark died, and her family doesn’t know why. Neither does the state medical examiner. She was 31 and pregnant when she collapsed in her Eagle River home. Clark was also a staff sergeant in the Alaska Army National Guard, and she told other soldiers she knew about crime in the Guard but was afraid to talk about it. Her family suspects she was killed.
15-year-old in custody for Anchorage double homicide
Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage
A 15-year-old boy is in custody in connection with the shooting deaths of a mother and daughter Tuesday in a south Anchorage home.
Pipeline communities near TAPS tax settlement
Robert Hannon, KUAC – Fairbanks
There is a tentative settlement in long-running series of court actions between local government and the owners of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, or TAPS.
Budget cuts close rural road maintenance stations
Joaqlin Estus, KNBA – Anchorage
Under Gov. Bill Walker’s proposed budget, five road maintenance stations in eastern Interior Alaska will close.
Stranded whaling fleet, miraculous survival make for archaeological jackpot
Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage
Federal scientists discovered the battered remnants of two whaling ships near Wainwright in the Chukchi Sea this fall.
Gov’s housing summit seeks solutions
Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage
Gov. Bill Walker convened a housing summit in Anchorage today, which included sessions on housing concerns in rural Alaska, and boosting private sector investment.
High court tosses proposed commercial set-net ban
Quinton Chandler, KBBI – Homer
The State Supreme Court ruled Thursday Alaska’s commercial set net fishermen have the same right to harvest salmon as any other group. Set net fishermen are relieved with the ruling.
Huslia pleas to rein in burgeoning pike population
Tim Bodony, KIYU – Galena
A proposal aimed at reducing the number of pike around the northern Interior village of Huslia will be considered by the Board of Fisheries when it meets next week in Fairbanks.