Tune into the Alaska Identity Project on Thursday, February 9, 2012. Host Adrien Lopez will interview the Executive Director of the Marine Exchange of Alaska and Retired U.S. Coast Guard Captain, Ed Page (7:00 – 7:30 PM), and then in the second half of the show talk with Mike Bell, Director of the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) Center for Mine Training (7:30 – 8:00 PM).
- A National Weather Service meteorologist says warm ocean temperatures and less sea ice suggest this year's winter could be close to normal.
- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has ordered that Native communities and their traditional ecological knowledge be considered in future federal land management decisions.
- The first marijuana shop in the state has its license to open and it's in Skagway. The Remedy Shoppe must now wait for the state to give the green light to marijuana testing facilities before its shelves are stocked.
- Sen. Dan Sullivan said he is trying to make Congress aware of more than 30 villages that still don't have running water or sewers.