Alaska News Nightly: May 14, 2010

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Nuclear Reduction Proponent Visits Alaska
Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO – Juneau
Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski will be key to a vote to reduce nuclear weapons worldwide when the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty or START comes before the U.S. Senate later this year.

Plane Crash Near Willow Kills Pilot
Associated Press
Authorities say one man is dead following a plane crash near Willow in south-central Alaska.

Cape Fox Native Corporation Involved In Criminal Investigation
Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage
Saxman based Cape Fox Corporation is enmeshed in a criminal investigation that could have consequences for the Native corporation’s 8A government contracting status.

Chugach Management Corporation Assessed Fine
Associated Press
The Southcentral Alaska Native corporation Chugach Management Services has agreed to pay $822,000 for using cheap steel in security fences at McChord Air Force Base near Tacoma Washington.

Proposed Ban on Leaded Fuel Concerns Aviators
Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau
Alaska aviators worry a proposed government ban on leaded fuel will impact flights to rural communities.

Pebble Mine Opponent Visits Southeast Communities
Deanna Garrison, KRBD – Ketchikan
A leading opponent of the pebble mine project is making his case against the mine in communities around southeast Alaska this week.

Sealaska Corporation Launches New Division
Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau
Sealaska Native Corporation has started a new division to focus on economic initiatives in Southeast Alaska.

Galena Residents Prepare for Possible Yukon Flooding
Associated Press
A 25-mile Yukon river ice jam threatening to flood the village of Ruby has broken and is now flowing.

Sitka Brown Bear Cubs Killed
Ed Ronco, KCAW – Sitka
In Sitka, Two brown bear cubs were shot and killed by authorities yesterday (Thursday) after they were discovered near their dead mother.

Frontier Airlines Begins Denver Flights from Fairbanks
Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks
Frontier Airlines begins 4 day a week summer flights between Fairbanks and it’s Denver hub today.

Anchorage ‘Bike To Work Week’ Starts Monday
Steve Heimel, APRN- Anchorage
Monday kicks off ‘Bike to Work Week’ in Anchorage.

Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her news tips and program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at or call 907-550-8452.

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