The latest local, state, and regional news is compiled from reports from the KTOO newsroom, CoastAlaska stations, wire services, the Alaska Public Radio Network, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and can be heard as often as five times each morning during Morning Edition. This file is a compilation of two shortened newscasts.
- Juneau-based water testing company Admiralty Environmental said preliminary results show E. coli, a type of fecal coliform bacteria associated with human or animal waste, is present in the water.
- Skagway court has been without a local judicial officer. And that position isn’t set to be filled any time soon. Court system officials say the long-term plan is for a magistrate judge in Haines to handle cases from both Upper Lynn Canal communities.
- While the new advisory committee for the Pebble Partnership met for the first-time in Anchorage on Monday, opponents of the Pebble Mine gathered outside for a rally.
- Several weeks ago, the financing fell through on a plan to bring the “Akutan,” a floating fish processing vessel, to Kuskokwim Bay. Fishermen in the coastal community of Quinhagak have nowhere to sell their catch for the second summer in a row. Many in the village are now struggling to make ends meet.