Alaska News Nightly: August 24, 2012

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Native Communities Worry About New Consultation Policy For Native Corporations
Peter Granitz, APRN – Washington, D.C.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs recently announced that Alaska Native Corporations now enjoy consultation across the Department of Interior.

Fire Near Fairbanks Increases To 42,000 Acres
Associated Press

A wildfire burning on military land south of Fairbanks has grown to 42,000 acres, and smoke continues to cause hazy conditions.

Navy Seal Author Remembered By Aniak Residents
Angela Denning-Barnes, KYUK – Bethel

It’s not every day that a person from a tiny remote village in Alaska gets national attention.

Landfield Challenges Senator McGuire In South Anchorage Primary
Daysha Eaton, KSKA – Anchorage

Jeff Lanfield is challenging Senator Lesil McGuire in District K – midtown, and south Anchorage west of the Seward Highway.

Five Democrats Vy For Chance to Run Against Don Young
Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

Next Tuesday 5 Democrats are running against each other, hoping to garner the most primary votes to be able to challenge Don Young for Alaska’s lone seat in the U.S. House.

AK: Subsistence
Diana Saverin, APRN

Five years ago, Peter Williams was depressed and an alcoholic, hitting bottom. Now, he’s a successful artist in Sitka who hunts sea otters and sews mittens, scarves, and other products from their fur. He says learning how to hunt marine mammals offered him ‘a place to heal.’

300 Villages: Glacier View

This week, we’re heading to Glacier View- a section of the Glenn Highway past Palmer that’s home to 234 permanent residents.

Rick Brendon is the community council president in Glacier View.

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