Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, April 18, 2019

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Legislators reject six Dunleavy appointees to boards and commissions

Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – Juneau

The Alaska Legislature confirmed 82 other members to state boards and commissions during a joint session.

Dunleavy fills second Palmer court seat after delay

Associated Press

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has filled a second Palmer Superior Court judgeship, weeks after the deadline to make such a pick.

Maine governor approves extradition of accused UAF cold case killer to Alaska

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

The governor of Maine has signed a warrant allowing the extradition of a man accused of a rape and murder 26 years ago in Fairbanks.

Anchorage bust nets heroin, fentanyl totaling 10-plus pounds

Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage

Investigators say they seized more than 8 and a half pounds of heroin and more than 2 and a half pounds of fentanyl pills in the recent arrest of an Anchorage man on federal drug charges.

Elim without potable water; boil notice issued

Davis Hovey, KNOM – Nome

The community of Elim is going into its fourth day without running water, following more than a day without power over the weekend. And as of Tuesday, the state issued a boil-water notice for the Norton Sound coastal community.

As cruise ships grow, more passengers are headed to Alaska

Abbey Collins, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage

Across the state, port cities are preparing to welcome a record number of passengers.

The special ingredient inside these new gluten-free noodles? Fish, from Alaska.

Nathaniel Herz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Anchorage

The featured ingredient in the new gluten-free “protein noodles” stocked at Costco might surprise you: It’s pollock, the unassuming whitefish caught by the millions in the Bering Sea, off Alaska’s coast.

Donlin Gold to begin drilling program

Krysti Shallenberger, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Bethel

It’s going to be a busy year for Donlin Gold. The company is gearing up for another round of geotechnical drilling, its first in two years.

If approved, Fairbanks could have its first female police chief

Tim Ellis, KUAC – Fairbanks

Anchorage police Lieutenant Nancy Reeder has accepted Fairbanks Mayor Jim Matherly’s offer to serve as the city’s new police chief.

Ask a Climatologist: The mid-April snow people are seeing is not surprising

Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage

Deciding when it’s really spring is problematic in Alaska, maybe more so this year than others. First, there was an extremely early breakup of Alaska rivers and now many Alaskans are dealing with mid-April snow showers.

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