Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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Governor’s office warns state workers of potential government shutdown

Rashah McChesney, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Juneau

The Governor’s office and the Department of Administration are warning of a potential government shutdown.

U.S. Missile Defense conducts anti-ICBM system successfully

Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage

On Tuesday, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency announced it conducted a successful test of a system designed to shoot down intercontinental ballistic missiles. It’s the first test of the system by the U.S. in almost three years.

AVCP calls for reinstating order giving tribes a voice in Northern Bering Sea development

Anna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – Bethel

The Association of Village Council Presidents is calling for the reinstatement of the Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience Area

Is Anchorage America’s most diverse city? Depends on who you ask

Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage

Anchorage boasts some of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country. But, is it the most diverse city in America?

With tug still underwater, Samson develops salvage plan

Emily Kwong, KCAW – Sitka

A Sitka tugboat that sank at the Samson Tug & Barge dock four weeks ago remains underwater at Starrigavan Bay.

Group trying to keep Fox Spring open faces impending fundraising deadline

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

A non-profit group trying to keep a spring-fed well north of Fairbanks open is facing an upcoming fund raising deadline. Friends of Fox Spring is taking donations to cover formerly state funded operation and maintenance of the popular drinking water site off the Elliot Highway north of Fairbanks.

Forum addresses Kodiak food systems

Kayla Desroches, KMXT – Kodiak

How do locals get good food when the produce shipped up from the Lower 48 is often so expensive and not so fresh? It’s an issue of concern for rural areas across the state.

One victim in Portland hate speech stabbing has Juneau ties

Jeremy Hsieh, KTOO – Juneau

Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, 23, has a sister who lives in Juneau and works for AWARE as a violence prevention and outreach director.

Copper River fisherman found dead

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

A Copper River salmon fisherman has been found dead in the surf near the river’s Delta.

Bethel robotics team “The Moosekateers” goes to Nationals

Christine Trudeau, KYUK – Bethel

Bethel’s Robotics team placed second at the state championships this year, which sent them to the national competition in sunny southern California.

Ask a Climatologist: Will May gloom bring summer doom?

Annie Feidt, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Anchorage

May weather can’t tell us much about what the rest of the summer will hold in Southcentral Alaska.

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