October 2013

10.31.2013 English news

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Alaska State Troopers have ended their involvement in the search for Nick Cooke and Jim Lee Napoka. Trooper Sergeant Greg Lavin says there’s been a huge ground, water, and air effort over the past several days.
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CAL_Logo_3Met_only_normalThe Calista board is publicly censuring three current directors and three past directors for ethics violations. The infractions are related to improper use of stipends and per diem or falsifying meeting minutes. At its October meeting, the board set sanctions for the six individuals. There were a total of 11 directors investigated over a year-long period.
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Over 60 searchers from the lower Kuskokwim were involved Wednesday in the search for Nick Cooke and Jim Lee Napoka. Both ground crews and state trooper flights were utilized. The also brought in a new asset: a boat with sonar capability. Trooper spokesperson Megan Peters says crews are looking for every last clue.
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Along with ghouls and goblins roaming the streets tonight there will also be plenty of kids. Bill Howell, Captain of the Bethel Fire Department, gives these tips for staying safe in Bethel tonight.

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10.30.2013 English News web

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Searchers continue to find items thought to be from the boat of Nick Cook and Jim Napoka. Over 60 searchers from the lower Kuskokwim were involved Wednesday. They have narrowed the focus to the Helmick Point-Kialik River area and have spread out on a grid. Trooper spokesperson Megan Peters says the plan for today included dragging the river if no one had been found.
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Screen Shot 2013-10-30 at 3.54.34 PMSenator Lisa Mukowski is calling for a national commission to investigate challenges facing Alaska Native and America Indian children. She introduced the legislation today, along with a Democrat from North Dakota, Heidi Heitkamp, who sits on the Indian Affairs committee with her. Murkowski spoke on the Senate Floor and echoed a group of children from Tanana who gave a courageous talk at AFN.
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