Alaska Morning News: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

7 a.m. Newscast

Senate bill to change PFD formula advances

Andrew Kitchenman, Alaska Public Media & KTOO – Juneau

Senate Bill 103 would split the annual draw from permanent fund earnings evenly between dividends and state government.

Mine opponents ask SEC to investigate Pebble’s parent company

Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media

Two groups hoping to stop the Pebble Mine are asking the Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate Pebble’s parent company, claiming that Northern Dynasty Minerals has described a massive deposit to potential investors while Pebble’s permit application describes a mine barely a tenth that size.

Trial date set for Sitka herring suit

Katherine Rose, KCAW – Sitka

A lawsuit over management of the Sitka Sac Roe herring fishery will go to trial later this year.

8 a.m. Newscast

Kasigluk boater recovered after missing for 6 months

Anna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – Bethel

The search for the Kasigluk man who went missing six months ago is over. Troopers flew to Kasigluk on Tuesday to inform the family of Wassilie Keene that his body had been found.

Fairbanks sues over PFAS contamination

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

The City of Fairbanks has filed suit against manufacturers of PFAS containing firefighting foams, which have contaminated ground water in an area on the city’s south side. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the city is joins numerous others in the lower 48 seeking damages.

Togiak purse seine fishery could break harvest record for gear type

Isabelle Ross, KDLG – Dillingham

According to ADF&G, the hefty purse seine harvest is due to a recent change in gear type allocation. That change shifted an additional 10 percent of the quota to the purse seine fleet.

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