It’s been 25 years since the first check from the state’s share of oil royalties was deposited and invested in what is now known as the Alaska Permanent Fund. That account has grown to over 24-billion dollars and is now seen as a potential vehicle for helping the state pay for it’s growing deficit. Meanwhile, the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation celebrates the anniversary of the first deposit by looking ahead to the next 25 years and beyond. This segment includes an excerpt of a story that aired in June of 2000 that focused on the Corporation’s creation and it’s 20th anniversary.
- The Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program has proposed turning the 70-year-old boarding school into an accelerated high school. Some members of the Edgecumbe community aren't happy about that.
- Nora Edith Thomas is charged with two counts of second degree murder for the death of Christopher Kenney.
- The House passed a resolution that limits committees to working on bills that raise or spend state revenue. House Democrats raised concerns that the rule change would reduce transparency.
- The Juneau School District is facing a sixth year of budget cuts, and it’s handling the budget process a little differently than it has in recent years.