Alaska News Nightly: April 3, 2009

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Senate Allows More Low Income Alaskans Into Denali Kid Care Coverage
Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau
The Senate today (Friday) approved opening up the Denali Kid Care program to more low-income Alaskans.

Young Calls for More Arctic Icebreakers
Libby Casey, APRN – Washington D.C.
Alaska Congressman Don Young is continuing the call for more icebreakers in the Arctic.

Changes to Cruise Ship Wastewater Rules Passed By House
Ed Schoenfeld, APRN – CoastAlaska
A bill changing the law governing cruise ship waste water discharges passed Alaska’s House yesterday.

Fisheries Council Looks at Limits for Chinook Bycatch
Anne Hillman, KUCB – Unalaska
The advisory panel for the North Pacific Fishery Management Council developed recommendations yesterday regarding Chinook salmon bycatch in the Pollack fishery.

Governor Palin Fields Gravina Access Questions from Ketchikan Residents
Deanna Garrison, KRBD – Ketchikan
During a brief visit to Ketchikan earlier this week (Monday), Governor Sarah Palin fielded a hand full of questions regarding the Gravina access project.

Juneau Diocese Receives New Bishop
Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO – Juneau
The Most Reverend Edward J. Burns was installed yesterday (Thursday) as bishop of the Diocese of Juneau.

Alaska Supreme Court Rules on State Tuberculosis Tests for Children
Matt Miller, KTOO – Juneau
The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled that parent’s privacy rights may be considered as a legitimate objection to a state-mandated tuberculosis test.

Scammon Bay Elder Revered for Eskimo Dancing
Alice Criswell, KYUK – Bethel
The three-day annual Cama-I Dance Festival was held in Bethel last weekend. One of the favorite dancers each year is Scammon Bay elder, Mary Ann Sundown.

Juneau 8th Graders Pick Their High School
Rebeeca Sheir, KTOO – Juneau
Eighth graders in Juneau were recently given a unique opportunity: they got to pick their public high school.

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