Major changes in the U.S. Postal Service could mean mail bound for the capital city would be sorted in Anchorage. The Postal Service is making changes around the country to reverse a budge deficit of billions of dollars. The post office is reorganizing how it oversees the rural bypass mail program in Alaska, and considering a big change for Juneau.
Annie Feidt has more.
- The Republican-led Senate majority is more focused on cutting spending to close the state’s budget deficit than the new mostly Democratic House majority or independent Gov. Bill Walker.
- Alaska Native carvers and weavers say they're worried about the future of yellow cedar.
- Mark Anthony De Simone is accused of shooting 34-year-old Duilio Antonio “Tony” Rosales twice in the back of the head in May 2016.
- The Alaska Marine Highway has seen deep funding and service cuts as the state deals with a massive budget deficit. With the money running low, what are the system’s prospects during this year’s legislative session?