Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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Feds charge six tied to white supremacist prison gang in Alaska

Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage

Federal prosecutors have charged six men who are allegedly connected to a white supremacist gang operating in Alaska with conspiracy, kidnapping, assault and murder.

Dunleavy relents, will pick new judge from council nominees

Associated Press

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has relented and now says he will fill a Palmer Superior Court seat with one of two remaining candidates sent to him by the Alaska Judicial Council.

Dunleavy pitches budget plans during ‘roadshow’ event in Anchorage

Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage

Speaking to a packed ballroom at a downtown Anchorage restaurant Tuesday, Dunleavy made the case for his major reduction in the state budget.

Years of budget cuts transform University of Alaska system

Robyne, KUAC – Fairbanks

University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen gave his fourth “State of the University” address Tuesday, showcasing achievements and listing challenges.

State attorneys clear trooper in Nikolaevsk shooting

Aaron Bolton, KBBI – Homer

More than a year after 42-year-old Nikolai Yakunin was killed by an Alaska State Trooper, his family is still seeking answers.

Sitka herring seiners stand down from further test fishing

Katherine Rose, KCAW – Sitka

After a full week spent looking for schools of marketable size and roe content, the Alaska Department of Fish & Game couldn’t interest any boats in making test sets over the weekend, and seiners have made a collective decision to stay tied up at the dock.

HAARP goes artsy

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

Art and science are combined this week in a project at the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, or HAARP facility.

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