Alaska News Nightly: October 26, 2012

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Army Corps of Engineers Issues Wetlands Permit For Point Thomson

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage

The Point Thomson project moved a step forward today, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued Exxon Mobil Corporation and PTE Pipeline LLC.  a wetlands permit allowing construction of three drill pads in the Arctic Coastal Plain off the Beaufort Sea. The move could spell good news for the state’s long-awaited gasline plan.

Proposal Would Require Legislative Mine Approval

The Associated Press

A proposed ballot initiative would require legislative approval for a large-scale mine in the Bristol Bay region.

Congress Waving Wind Energy Tax Credit Goodbye?

Peter Granitz, APRN – Washington DC

Congress will debate whether to extend a whole host of tax credits when it returns a week after the election. One key tax provision could affect the future of wind energy in Alaska.

Testimony Continues In Hoonah Murder Trial

Matt Miller, KTOO – Juneau

Prosecution witnesses continued testimony today in Juneau in the trial of Hoonah resident John Marvin junior. Marvin is accused of shooting police officers Matthew Tokuoka and Sergeant Anthony Wallace on Aug. 28, 2010.

During opening arguments Thursday, District Attorney Dave Brower said Marvin’s encounters with members of the Hoonah police department began more than a year earlier. KTOO’s Matt Miller is covering the trial. A word of caution, some of the testimony may be too emotional or graphic for some listeners.

Wrangell Borough Settles With Selle-Rea And Former Board Members

Ariel Van Cleave, KSTK – Wrangell

The City and Borough of Wrangell has accepted a settlement offer from former Wrangell Medical Center Administrator Noel Selle-Rea and six recalled members of the WMC Board of Directors.

AK: Ghosts

David Waldron, APRN – Anchorage

Haunted buildings and ghost stories are popular around Halloween, but a newer tradition that combines the two has made its way to Anchorage. For the past two years one man has undertaken the chilly task of leading ghost tours of Anchorage.

300 Villages: Alakanuk

This week we’re heading to Alakanuk, a community of about 800 people on the lower Yukon delta. Hilda Stern is City Administrator in Alakanuk.

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