Alaska News Nightly: November 5, 2012

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Fire Burns Over 10 Miles Of Tundra Near Dillingham

Dave Bendinger, KDLG – Dillingham

Fueled by strong winds and dry tundra, an accidental fire is burning outside of Dillingham. The fire started Friday afternoon on the edge of the city and has quickly consumed more than ten miles of open tundra. Now the Forestry Division’s Fire Management Office in McGrath is coordinating resources to respond.

John N. Marvin, Jr. Found Guilty In Hoonah Double Homicide

Matt Miller, KTOO – Juneau

John Marvin Junior will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing two police officers in Hoonah.  A Juneau jury returned guilty verdicts Saturday. The sentence will be no less than 119-years once it’s handed down in February.

Third Parties Seek Popular Votes In Alaska

Peter Granitz, APRN – Washington DC

Alaskans voting for President have four choices. Green Party and Libertarian Party candidates qualified for spots on Alaska’s ballot and could siphon popular votes away from the major parties.

Public Support For Big Projects In Bond Prop A Is Limited

Emily Schwing, KUAC – Fairbanks

Voters will also decide tomorrow whether the state should sell more than $450 million in bonds to pay for transportation and economic development projects.  It’s one of the largest Bond Propositions in Alaska history. And one Fairbanks area project on the list does not have support from the local community.

It Takes A Village To Prevent Youth Suicide

Sarah Gonzalez, Kids These Days

While recent reports show the suicide rate falling slightly within the state, Alaska still has the highest rate in the nation – especially among Alaska Native young men. One community in Southeast had the highest rate in the nation back in the nineteen-eighties, but today suicide is rare in the village. In the next installment of our “Being Young in Rural Alaska” series from the producers of Kids These Days, Sarah Gonzales has the story.

Wrangell’s Garnet Grit Betties Are Recruiting

Ariel Van Cleave, KSTK – Wrangell

Women in Wrangell are strapping on roller skates and heading to the rink.