A restitution hearing was held Wednesday in Juneau Superior Court for the victims of the March 12, 2006 fire that destroyed the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, McPhetres Hall, and the Shelby Edwards home. Robert Huber, now serving time in prison for arson, could end up paying the Edwards family and the church’s insurance carrier as much as $3.6 million. Meanwhile, some of the victims of the fire are already moving on with their lives.
- Alaska protesters are joining a national effort by Trump opponents who want Congress to act as a check on the president.
- Tim McLeod, AEL&P’s president, says the company thought heating with natural gas could save customers money but circumstances have changed.
- Senate President Pete Kelly said the plan in Senate Bill 70 will prevent spending from getting out of control. The Senate isn't including an income tax.
- Hilcorp recently informed state regulators that the company is unlikely to begin repairs on a gas leak in Cook Inlet until mid- to late March, according to a letter obtained by Alaska's Energy Desk through a public records request.