- Associated Press - Thursday, May 29, 2014

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Alaska at 10 a.m.


JUNEAU, Alaska - US Sen. Mark Begich is scheduled to hold a news conference to address steps being taken to improve access to health care for Alaska veterans. By Becky Bohrer. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4:30 p.m.


ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A Maine company has unveiled an underwater turbine that could help cut power costs in rural Alaska villages. Ocean Renewable Power Co.’s river turbine will be tested in the village of Igiugig on the Kvichak River in July. By Dan Joling. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m. AP Photos.



ANCHORAGE - Six Alaska Native corporations have pledged at least $500,000 to fight efforts to repeal the state’s new oil tax structure. The coalition, “No One on One,” is joining other business-supported organizations in opposing the referendum, scheduled for the August primary ballot. Another group, the oil-industry backed “Vote No on One,” has reported raising at least $9.5 million. SENT: 365 words.


FAIRBANKS - A Circle man with a revoked driver’s license has been charged with felony assault following a Steese Highway crash that left a passenger paralyzed. Nolan Iver Peterson, 26, also was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (https://bit.ly/1mvxj7x) reported. SENT: 250 words.


- ALASKA EARTHQUAKE - Seismologists say a minor earthquake in Alaska was felt in some communities in the state’s interior.

- HELICOPTER CRASH - Anchorage police have released the name of the pilot of a helicopter that crashed at the Birchwood Airport in Chugiak.

- JUNEAU POLICE-FITNESS TEST - Juneau police are planning to hold a physical fitness event for citizens over the weekend.

- TROOPER INVOLVED SHOOTING - Alaska State Troopers have released the name of a trooper involved in a shooting near Cooper Landing.

- ALASKA SENATE-BEGICH AD - Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich is poking fun at one of his Republican rivals, suggesting Dan Sullivan’s campaign spots show how effective Begich has been.

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