Alaska News Nightly: May 11, 2012

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Savoonga Men Cited For Ivory Sale Violations
Ben Matheson, KNOM – Nome
Ten men from Savoonga received federal citations today for allegedly violating the Marine Mammal protection act by selling raw ivory to non-natives.

Redistricting Board To Redraw Southeast Districts
Matt Lichtenstein, KFSK – Petersburg
The Alaska Redistricting Board will start redrawing Southeast Alaska’s legislative districts on Monday.

BLM Meeting With Kuskokwim Communities About Red Devil Mine Contamination
Angela Denning-Barnes, KYUK – Bethel
The Bureau of Land Management is meeting with communities along the Kuskowkim River to talk about contamination leftover from the Red Devil mercury mine.

JPARC Hearing Start In Anchorage
Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage
Public hearings on proposals for changes to the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex or JPARC started this evening in Anchorage.

6,000 Military Members To March Through Fairbanks
Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks
As many as 6,000 military will march through Fairbanks Saturday.

Coast Guard Rules Out Mechanical Problem In Ferry Accident
Matt Lichtenstein, KFSK – Petersburg
The U.S. Coast Guard says Monday’s ferry accident in Petersburg was not caused by a mechanical problem.

‘Bike To Work Day’ Taking Place Next Friday
Steve Heimel, APRN – Anchorage
Next Friday is “Bike to Work Day,” and participation is likely to be heavy, at least in Anchorage, where bicycle trail use use goes up each year, including 2011, when it happened on a rainy day.

AK: Making Lemonade

Charlotte Duren, KSTK – Wrangell
The Southeast town of Wrangell is filled with small locally owned businesses that rely on community support. And the importance of that support was one lesson learned last weekend when students opened their own lemonade stands around the city. The Wrangell kids participated in their first Lemonade Day- a national event to encourage young people to learn about business. KSTK’s Charlotte Duren followed one young entrepreneur and has this story.

300 Villages: Fort Yukon
This week were heading to the Athabascan community of Fort Yukon in Interior Alaska.

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