Alaska News Nightly: May 2, 2013

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Parnell Administration Shifts Focus From Oil To Natural Gas

If this legislative session was all about oil, the next one could be more focused on natural gas. The end goal is a pipeline capable of moving the massive supply of gas on North Slope to market.

Begich To Introduce Social Security Legislation

Senator Mark Begich plans to introduce two bills related to social security by next Monday. Begich met with leaders of Alaska organizations today (Thursday) in Anchorage to gauge their concerns and to announce his plan.

Business Of Clean Energy Conference Begins
Steve Heimel, APRN – Anchorage
It’s a busy week for energy issues in Alaska.  Today (Thursday) ”The Business of Clean Energy” conference opens at the Denina Convention Center in Anchorage.

USS Anchorage: Tours And More

The USS Anchorage arrived in it’s namesake city, yesterday (Wednesday). Several events are taking place leading up to a commissioning ceremony for the ship on Saturday.

Fairbanks Pilot Makes Solo Trip To The North Pole

Alaskan pilot Art Mortvedt is due back in Fairbanks any day now from his solo flight to the North Pole. It was the second leg of a mission to realize his long-held dream of flying a single-engine aircraft to both North and South poles

Soldier Sentenced For Involuntary Manslaughter

An Alaska-based soldier from South Carolina will serve nearly 12 years in a military prison and be dishonorably discharged after killing a fellow soldier on Christmas morning

Sitkine Subsistence Closed To Chinook Harvest

It looks like there won’t be a Chinook subsistence fishery on the Stikine River this year. Officials this week closed the annual opening, scheduled for May 15th to June 20th.

“Winter Bear” Returns
Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

A play about the life of Athabascan elder Sydney Huntington of Galena, takes back to the stage tonight (Thurs.) in Fairbanks. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, it’s the start of interior tour for the Winter Bear.

Kasilof Bear Killed
The Associated Press

A bear that attacked a man without provocation Sunday on a Kasilof beach was not rabid.