The Alaska Supreme Court ruled that the Alaska Legislature successfully held an veto override vote on a bill granting land to the University of Alaska system. The opinion sends back to the lower court for a determination on the constitutionality of the original bill. Related Link: Alaska Legislative Council v. Governor Tony Knowles
- The vote allows road projects and other construction to move forward. It was the only piece of business for the six-hour special session.
- Derek Sikes is an associate professor of entomology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and insect curator at the Museum of the North. He said populations of various types of bugs can vary widely from year to year.
- Federal authorities are charging a Utah man in the murder of his wife aboard a cruise ship off the coast of Southeast Alaska. Kenneth Ray Manzanares, 39, of Santa Clara, Utah, is charged in the death of Kristy Manzanares, who died Tuesday.