Alaska News Nightly: March 30, 2012

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Point Thomson Settlement Seen As Path to Gas Pipeline
Daysha Eaton, KSKA – Anchorage & Lori Townsend APRN – Anchorage
Governor Sean Parnell today, (Friday) announced what is likely to be seen as a milestone in the development of North Slope Liquefied Natural Gas, or LNG.

Village Subsistence Fishermen Call for Bycatch Restrictions
Steve Heimel, APRN – Anchorage
Alaska villagers say it’s time to crack down on the Pollock trawl fleet because it is intercepting too many salmon bound for their rivers.

Alaskan Dropped from FCC Board Amid Questions

Lori Townsend APRN – Anchorage

An Alaskan appointed to a federal Communications Commission board, was dropped after a letter from Governor Sean Parnell’s Chief of Staff asked for a change.

Sitka Herring Fishery Goes on 2-hour Notice

Ed Ronco, KCAW – Sitka

In this year’s Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery, the commercial fleet will be able to harvest nearly 10,000 more tons than last year.

U.S. Senator’s Want Money For Monitoring Tsunami Debris

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska

U.S. Senators Mark Begich and Washington’s Maria Cantwell want the federal government to quickly look into the potential impacts of tsunami-generated debris.

State Senators Offer Alternative Scholarship Plan

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau
The Governor will likely get a scholarship bill from the Senate this session.  But it might not be the one he wants.

AK: Crime Writing

Alexandra Gutierrez, KUCB – Unalaska

Eagle attacks, drunken mishaps, and intimate encounters gone horribly wrong: These are just a few of the reasons that people across the state look forward to the Unalaska police blotter. But the joy of the blotter isn’t just in the ridiculous items it contains – it’s in the way that Sgt. Jennifer Shockley writes about them. KUCB’s Alexandra Gutierrez introduces us to Alaska’s most literary police officer.

300 Villages: Eek
This week, we’re headed for Eek a small village west of Bethel near the Bering Sea Coast: