Alaska News Nightly: September 20, 2007

Former state lawmaker Pete Kott offered an emotional apology to jurors today during his federal corruption trial in Anchorage. Plus, scientists think the...

Century picks Glenn Square for second Anchorage theater

The big screen is coming to Anchorage's Mountain View. Actually, make that 12 screens and they're in the form of a new Century...

Pete Kott takes the stand

In an unexpected move today by the defense team, former legislator Pete Kott took the stand in his own corruption trial. David Shurtleff, APRN -...

PFD: $1,654

Governor Sarah Palin was in Valdez today to announce this year's Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) amount. About a hundred people gathered at the Valdez...

Climate change affecting forecasting models

A federal meteorologist says climate change is eroding the reliability of weather forecasting models. National Weather Service Alaska Region chief of operations, James Partain,...

U.S. House examining tribal 8(a) contracts

The U.S. House Natural Resources committee held a hearing today in Washington to gather testimony about the effectiveness of tribal 8(a) contracting. 8(a) contracts...

North Slope convenes meeting on future of far north resource development

Tomorrow the North Slope Borough will begin a two-day oil and gas forum in Barrow entitled "The Next 40 Years." North Slope Borough Mayor...

Sheldon Jackson College cutting back again in bid for survival

Three months after announcing it was closing its academic program, Sheldon Jackson College is downsizing again. Thirty-five more employees were laid off late last...

International cannery workers crank through huge pink run in Cordova

It was a big year for pinks in Cordova -- one of the top three harvests in more than a century. The town recently...

Anchorage hotel construction boom going strong

Earlier this month a national hospitality chain broke ground for a new hotel in Anchorage. Meanwhile construction of another large hotel is taking...

Governor and Alaska House members discuss new oil tax

The Palin Administration sat down with members of the state House today to discuss its proposal for revising Alaska's oil tax structure. It was...

Kott defense takes helm of corruption trial proceedings

The defense began presenting its case today in the federal corruption trial of former Alaska legislator Pete Kott. APRN's David Shurtleff has been following...

Senator Cowdery plans to skip special session in wake of Kott trial allegations

Anchorage Republican Senator John Cowdery today announced he will not take part in next months' special legislative session dealing with oil taxes. In a...

Epidemiologists in Kotzebue investigating possible infant virus outbreak

State department of health epidemiologists were in Kotzebue last week to investigate the cause of nine similar cases of respiratory illness in babies. State...

Red king crab fishing off-limits in Southeast this fall

The southeast red king crab fishery will be closed again this fall. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced on Friday that the...

30-day public comment period opens on Tulsequah Chief mine

The public will get its chance to comment on the controversial Tulsequah Chief mine proposal over the next 30 days. But an environmental group...

Alaska Native groups gathering in Kake to discuss economics, health

Southeast Alaska's oldest Native organizations will hold their annual meeting next month. The Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood's Grand Camp Convention will take place...

Kwethluk men building first bear/caribou skin boat in 15 years

On the Kuskokwim River, building a bear skin boat is a job traditionally performed in the spring. But last week it was happening at...

Homer scientists look back on 20 years of research with celebrated vessel

Officials are preparing to celebrate the 20th anniversary of an important research vessel -- the Tiglax -- for the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge...

Prosecutors wrap up corruption case against Kott

Federal prosecutors finished presenting their political corruption case against former State Representative Pete Kott today. Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage