Casey Kelly fills in for Matt Miller. Stories include, a big earthquake jolts the Aleutian Islands overnight; A decision is expected on Alaska Electric Light & Power’s rate increase request; unions in Anchorage battle the city and a local hotel over wages and working conditions; Juneau man enters not guilty plea to 2nd degree murder charge; a preview of this weekend’s high school football games; and August really was as bad as you thought it was.
- Most of the claims are that his for-profit conservative website “Restoring Liberty” is illegally contributing to his Senate campaign by promoting his run.
- Some people are already lining up to cast their votes.
- An appeals court today upheld a federal decision to list a species of ice seals as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
- The premiums on benchmark plans are increasing by an average of 22 percent in 2017, the government says, but more than 70 percent of people can get one for less than $75 a month after subsidies.