Federal Aviation Administration officials kicked off the start of the high-technology Capstone program that’s expected to improve small plane safety in Southeast Alaska. Meanwhile, LAB Airways has installed a new small plane flight simulator at their Juneau facility that will be available to commerical and general aviation pilots participating in the Medallion safety program. Both of these stories aired separately this week.
- Alaskans for Life protest the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision every year. 'Women's March on Juneau' organizers said they chose to protest to show solidarity with other women's marches, like the 'Women's March on Washington.'
- As the Legislature looks to close a nearly $3 billion gap between state spending and revenue, Southeast lawmakers say school funding shouldn’t be cut further.
- Forty JPD officers would be equipped with body cameras that would be funded by matching grants from CBJ Assembly and U.S. Department of Justice.
- The new White House took action on four measures Friday night, notably on the Affordable Care Act and regulations. The White House did not immediately make it clear what exactly was signed.