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Alaska News Nightly: June 27, 2012

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Federal Government Clears Redistricting Plan, BLM Cleans Up Two Legacy Wells in NPRA, Fairbanks Area Leaders Express Relief Over F-16 Decision, Historic Plane Wreck Identified, 2,700 Alaskans Due Health Insurance Rebates, Anchorage Innovator Develops Bus App, Congress Debates Mount McKinley Name Change, Workforce Program Celebrates Anniversary, Studying a Thriving Bird- The Rhino.

House Finance Subcommittee Chair Mia Costello Holding Up Senate Bill to Continue Film Tax Credits

A program using tax credits to encourage film and television producers working in Alaska will get another hearing today. Representative Mia Costello of Anchorage chairs the Finance subcommittee reviewing Senate Bill 23, the film subsidy tax credit act that sunsets next year. In her mind, there is still a lot to resolve before moving the bill. Read More

Petersburg Landslide Repaired

The City of Petersburg has just about finished fixing its collapsed hillside along downtown Hammer Slough.

Workers Clearing Slide Debris in Petersburg

The cleanup and repair work continues in Petersburg at the site of last weekend’s landslide into a downtown stream.

Jack-Up Oil Rig Cleared to Move to Cook Inlet

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A jack-up oil drilling rig is now moving into position to begin exploratory drilling in Cook Inlet. Steve Sutherlin, Strategic Officer for Texas-based Escopeta Oil, says the company got clearance from Customs and Border Protection to begin moving the rig out of Kachemak Bay early Wednesday morning.

Report Shows Strong Crude Prices

The price of crude oil is up strongly this morning, after the weekly inventory report came out and showed the nation's crude stocks down 3.1 million barrels...

Anchorage City Workers Begin Cleaning Out Homeless Camps

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Anchorage city workers collected piles of dirty blankets, beer cans and other belongings from two homeless camps Saturday, as part of the city's crackdown on homeless camps. Police officers had earlier warned homeless squatters to leave parks and greenbelts.