Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, March 28, 2019

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Nome woman arrested after confronting Dunleavy at airport

Davis Hovey, KNOM – Nome

During Governor Mike Dunleavy’s visit to Nome yesterday, which was one of his scheduled “roadshow” stops around the state, he was greeted at the airport by Brenda Evak, who was ultimately taken away in handcuffs for alleged disorderly conduct.

Lawmakers consider tweaking how permanent fund dividends are set

Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – Juneau

Lawmakers are considering changing how permanent fund dividends are set, as they weigh the size of the state budget. One option is putting the PFD formula in the state constitution.

Interior secretary nominee faces jabs over prior lobbying work

Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.

David Bernhardt has a lot of experience at the Interior Department. He has also represented the oil industry as a lawyer and lobbyist, and that drew a masked troll to his confirmation hearing Thursday.

Flight company ends search for Alaska plane crash victims

Associated Press

The owners of an air ambulance that crashed in Alaska have ended a private search for the three employees on board.

GVEA asks state, US regulators to OK halt to tariff for ‘hybrid’ renewable-energy proposal

Tim Ellis, KUAC – Fairbanks

A Colorado-based company’s proposal to generate and sell 100 megawatts to Golden Valley Electric Association has devolved into a dispute involving state and federal energy agencies.

International study to shed light on the mysterious lives of salmon at sea

Aaron Bolton, KBBI – Homer

Scientists know surprisingly little about a salmon’s life outside of their freshwater and nearshore habitats, but an ambitious study is attempting to change that.

AC plans new liquor store in Bethel

Krysti Shallenberger, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Bethel

There could be a new liquor store in Bethel this summer.

Sitka police want an upgrade to their facilities, starting with their own building

Enrique Perez de la Rosa, KCAW – Sitka

Like many police departments in the nation, the Sitka Police Department is struggling to attract new officers to vacant positions.