Alaska News Nightly: November 2, 2012

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Anthropologists Studying Subsistence-Based Economies

Shaylon Cochran, KDLL – Kenai

As modern development speeds toward some of the last truly subsistence-based economies and tribes in the world, researchers are working to better understand this way of life. Two anthropologists from Kenai Peninsula College have been working on a project just like that for the past two years and recently presented what they learned in Soldotna.

Application Period Begins For Big Game Permits

The Associated Press

Some changes are on hand this year for applying for big game hunting permits.

AISES Convention Draws 2,000 To Anchorage

Joaqlin Estus, KNBA – Anchorage

The three-day American Indian Science and Engineering Society – or AISES – convention drew about 2,000 people to Anchorage this week.

Police Seek Identities Of Costumed Revelers

The Associated Press

Police are again appealing to the public for help investigating a fatal shooting outside a downtown Anchorage nightclub.

Hoonah Murder Trial Goes To The Jury

Matt Miller, KTOO – Juneau

The jury started deliberations Friday in the case of John Marvin Junior that’s now underway in Juneau. The defense rested its case and closing arguments were held Thursday, the tenth day of a trial in which prosecutors allege that Marvin killed two Hoonah police officers.

Questions Remain As Campaign Season Comes To A Close

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

As the campaign season comes to a close, there are few questions remaining about where Fairbanks area candidates stand on the big issues. Everyone wants to lower the cost of energy, and Republicans and Democrats differ sharply on oil tax reform. A Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce forum this week saw re-hash of the familiar topics, but also provided some new insight.  KUAC’s Dan Bross reports on what the candidates running for State House Districts 1, 4 and 5 had to say.

AK: Breathe

Emily Schwing, KUAC – Fairbanks

Elections, stormy weather, the impending winter darkness, we all need to take a deep breath this time of year. Luckily, our bodies can’t forget to breathe. But we have all forgotten when and how breathing originated. But scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks may have discovered the origins of the process. And they have found the answer in a primitive fish that still swims Alaska’s rivers.

300 Villages: St. George

This week, we’re heading out to the Pribilof Islands and the community of St. George, on a small island in the Bering Sea between Alaska and Russia. Pat Pletnikoff is the mayor of St. George.