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Alaska News Nightly: April 15, 2014

Legislature Passes Bill On AGDC Appointment; Legislature Considers $150m to Help Refineries; Nikiski LNG Plant May Reopen Soon; Yukon Fishermen Prepare For Summer Of Conservation; Some Southeast Chinook Runs Expected To Be Strong; MEA Official Accuses Anchorage Assembly Of Misusing City Funds; Haines Residents Pursue Railroad Link; Group Uses National Water Dance To Raise Compassion

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April 15, 2014 - 5:55 pm

With Permitting Bill Dead, Some Provisions May Be Resurrected

Earlier this month, lawmakers announced they were killing House Bill 77, saying that emotions had become so inflamed over the permitting bill that it was best left alone. But now, some of its less controversial provisions might be coming back in a different form.

April 15, 2014 - 5:48 pm

Legislature Passes Bill On AGDC Appointment

The Alaska Legislature has passed a measure allowing out-of-state residents to serve on the board of a corporation that could play a key role in a major liquefied natural gas pipeline project.

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April 15, 2014 - 5:41 pm

Legislature Considers $150m to Help Refineries

The Parnell Administration warns Petro Star’s refinery in North Pole might fold without state assistance. A bill pending in the state House would prop up Alaska’s three remaining oil refineries with $150 million in state funds. But even some legislators who are helping advance the bill say they’re uncomfortable with it.

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April 15, 2014 - 5:40 pm

Nikiski LNG Plant May Reopen Soon

The ConocoPhillips LNG plant in Nikiski may be re-opening soon, thanks to a boost from the federal government. The Department of Energy announced Monday that it has approved a request from the company to resume LNG exports to Japan.

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April 15, 2014 - 5:39 pm

Yukon Fishermen Prepare For Summer Of Conservation

Fishers on the Kuskokwim River are expecting unprecedented restrictions to bring more king salmon to spawning grounds. On the Yukon River, fisherman can expect a similar set of restrictions.

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April 15, 2014 - 5:38 pm

Some Southeast Chinook Runs Expected To Be Strong

King Salmon are expected to be plentiful in parts of Southeast Alaska this summer.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game this month announced a king salmon harvest quota allowed under the Pacific Salmon Treaty and based on the forecasts of Chinook returning to rivers and streams on the Pacific coast of the U.S. and Canada.

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April 15, 2014 - 5:37 pm

MEA Official Accuses Anchorage Assembly Of Misusing City Funds

A Matanuska Electric Association official charges that the Anchorage Municipal Assembly is spending city funds on private interests. Joe Griffith, MEA’s executive director, has contacted Anchorage officials with concerns that city money is being spent on one Assemblyman’s legal fight against a power station upgrade.

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April 15, 2014 - 5:36 pm

Haines Residents Pursue Railroad Link

Some residents in Haines are pursing the dream of a railroad that may one day link the community to Interior Alaska, Yukon mines and to a future port facility. The state and other stakeholders aren’t dismissing the idea outright.

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April 15, 2014 - 5:35 pm

Group Uses National Water Dance To Raise Compassion

A small group of people gathered Saturday in Anchorage to use art to make change. The National Water Dance was an effort to use the art of human movement to generate compassion for the nation’s streams, lakes and oceans.

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April 15, 2014 - 5:28 pm

Inmate Found Dead At Eagle River Women’s Jail

A 24-year-old inmate at a women’s prison has been found dead in her cell.

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April 14, 2014 - 6:36 pm

John Luther Adams Wins Pulitzer For ‘Become Ocean’

Former Fairbanks resident John Luther Adams has won a Pulitzer Prize for his composition “Become Ocean.”

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April 14, 2014 - 6:36 pm

The 7.5 Million Obamacare Number Only Part Of The Story

Want to know how many people have signed up for private insurance under Obamacare? Like the law itself, the answer is complicated. The administration is tracking the number of plans purchased on healthcare.gov and on the state exchanges. But the federal government isn’t counting the number of people buying plans directly from insurance carriers.

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April 14, 2014 - 6:36 pm

HB23 Would Allow Public Financing Of KABATA

With a 16-4 vote on Saturday, the state Senate approved House Bill 23, allowing public financing of the Knik Arm Crossing. The approval moves the $892 million project forward by updating the project’s financial model. The bill allows funding for the bridge to come from three public entities: one third from bonds, one third from National Highway System funds, and the final third from federal loans.

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April 14, 2014 - 6:36 pm
This collection of Lepidoptera will be catalogued at the Museum of the North before most of it gets transferred to the Smithsonian. (Photo by Emily Schwing, KUAC - Fairbanks)

Museum Experts Sift Through The Arctic’s Second Largest Butterfly Collection

It will be a few months before butterflies flit through the air in Interior Alaska, but the Museum of the North at the University of Alaska Fairbanks was recently filled with them.

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April 14, 2014 - 6:36 pm

YK Delta Residents Speak On Possible King Salmon Fishery Closure

Facing the possibility of a total closure of the King salmon fishery this summer and new dip-net openings, people from the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta are speaking up on all sides of the issue.

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April 14, 2014 - 6:36 pm
Jeff King Wins Kobuk 440

Jeff King Wins Kobuk 440

Jeff King is the winner in this year’s Kobuk 440. King crossed the finish line at 12:12 am Sunday morning, followed by Tony Browning and Hugh Neff.

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April 14, 2014 - 6:36 pm

Alaska News Nightly: April 14, 2014

Inmate Found Dead At Eagle River Women’s Jail; Legislature Passes Bill Limiting Medicaid Payments For Abortion; House Passes Minimum Wage Bill, As Initiative Sponsors Cry Foul; NTSB Advances Investigation Into Fatal Training Flight Crash; John Luther Adams Wins Pulitzer For ‘Become Ocean’; How Many People Have Signed Up Insurance Under Obamacare?; Museum Experts Sift Through The Arctic’s Largest Butterfly Collection; HB23 Would Allow Public Financing Of KABATA; YK Delta Residents Speak On Possible King Salmon Fishery Closure; Jeff King Wins Kobuk 440

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April 14, 2014 - 6:01 pm
Wreckage of the Cessna 208. (Photo courtesy  Alaska State Troopers)

NTSB Advances Investigation Into Fatal Training Flight Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has finished its on-scene investigation into the crash that killed two Hageland Aviation pilots Tuesday. Derrick Cedars of Bethel and Greggory McGee from Anchorage died in Tuesday’s crash.

April 14, 2014 - 1:11 pm
Photo courtesy Erin Merryn.

‘Erin’s Law’ Passes Alaska Senate

The Alaska Senate unanimously passed Erin’s Law this morning. The law provides age-appropriate sexual abuse education to children in public schools.

April 14, 2014 - 1:07 pm