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 six times each morning during Morning Edition, and twice in the afternoon during The World and All Things Considered.
Stories include the end of free unlimited parking in downtown Juneau and Southwest organizations pushing for continuation of the Coastal Management Program.
- A lot of science involves happy accidents. A retired scientist from Oregon stepped off the ferry in Sitka late last month, and on a hunch decided to look around the woods for an old friend.
- The Mat-Su Borough Assembly approved Tuesday the transfer of over a half-million dollars from existing funds to pay for repairs to the Port Mackenzie barge dock, although some expressed reservations about the port’s continuing costs.
- The Senate's long-awaited "Better Care Reconciliation Act" was written largely in secret, with even many Senate Republicans unaware of what was in it.
- The potential government shutdown would come at the busiest -- and worst -- time for the state office that processes teacher certifications. And unresolved state education funding is compounding the teacher hiring crunch.