Shageluk Man Arraigned On Murder Charges In Bethel
Daysha Eaton, KYUK – Bethel
Everett Semone of Shageluk was arraigned on murder charges at the Bethel court this afternoon. He is accused of killing his parents with an axe in the village of Shageluk earlier this week.
Alaska National Guard Officer Recommended For ‘Other Than Honorable’ Discharge
Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage
A Lieutenant Colonel in the Alaska National Guard was recommended for an “other than honorable” discharge earlier this year, according to a story in this week’s Anchorage Press. Joseph Lawendowski is the guard’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Training.
Reporter David Holthouse says he started looking into Lawendowski after reading the National Guard Bureau’s Office of Complex Investigations report that came out last month.
AEA: Fisheries Service Criticism of Susitna Dam Studies ‘Untenable, Bordering On The Absurd’
Phillip Manning, KTNA – Talkeetna
The Alaska Energy Authority has responded to letters from the National Marine Fisheries Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that questioned research being done on the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project.
Officials Say Violence Against Foster Parents Extremely Rare
Anne Hillman, KSKA – Anchorage
KSKA DJ Marvell Johnson was killed this week by his foster son. But state officials with the foster care system stress that events like this are extremely rare and they have systems in place to keep foster parents and children safe.
As Part Of Investigation, Feds Will Hear From UAS Students About Sexual Assault
Lisa Phu, KTOO – Juneau
Students at the University of Alaska Southeast will get a chance to talk to federal auditors about sexual assault on campus.
The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights will be at the UAS Juneau campus Friday as part of an examination of the university’s handling of complaints and reports of sexual harassment and violence.
Governor’s Race Brings Walker To Unalaska
Lauren Rosenthal, KUCB – Unalaska
With less than a month until Election Day, the race to become Alaska’s next governor is heating up. Independent candidate Bill Walker and his Democrat running mate are canvassing the state for votes – all the way out to the Aleutians.
KSM Mine Project Wins Key Permits
Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau
A controversial British Columbia mine northeast of Ketchikan has gained some key permits needed for construction.
But the KSM project still needs other government approvals – and large investments – before mining can begin. Also, a company with nearby claims says it must also grant approval.
Subsistence Panel Looks Toward Future of Salmon Management
Ben Matheson, KYUK – Bethel
Tribal co-management and Chinook bycatch took center stage Tuesday at a subsistence panel at the Association of Village Council Presidents conference.
Environments Activists Forming Fairbanks Chapter of Climate Change Organization
Tim Ellis, KUAC – Fairbanks
Fairbanks-area environmental activists say they’re building on the momentum they generated two weeks ago during the local observance of the global People’s Climate March. They’re forming a local chapter of the national organization to help reduce the impact of climate change.