The use of ‘best technology available’ or ‘performance standards’ in oil spill preparedness was the subject of a case appealed to the Alaska Supreme Court by a pro se litigant. Local attorney Mary Alice McKeen explains in this week’s edition of Courtwatch.Related Link: Tom Lakosh v. ADEC, ARCO Marine, BP Oil Shipping, Seariver Maritime
- An Alaskan has joined President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team. The Trump team has selected former state senator Jerry Ward as its liaison to the 500-plus federally recognized tribes.
- "I think it's really fun to get a chance to meet the governor and to eat cookies," said Michelle Weaver.
- Juneau Police Department Lt. David Campbell said the student who potentially made shooting threats against Thunder Mountain High School is no longer a threat.
- At least 80 percent of the Department of Environmental Conservation's contaminated sites contain petroleum.