In this newscast, the U.S. Coast Guard rescued two separated kayakers near Chichagof Island on Saturday evening; the Alaska Department of Corrections is investigating the death of a 60-year-old inmate who complained of breathing trouble; Senator Dan Sullivan was heckled at a town hall meeting primarily for his positions on health care and the operator of the Red Dog Mine will give millions of dollars to 11 Northwest Arctic Borough villages instead of paying taxes.
Galindo is one of three Flying University alums who graduated this month with a four-year degree from the University of Alaska Southeast. Former inmate Nathan Block and Thomas Spitzfaden, a regular student who took classes in Lemon Creek Correctional Center with the inmates, also graduated with bachelor’s degrees.
In this newscast, the Alaska Legislature is approaching its constitutional deadline without a decision to fix the budget deficit; two University of Alaska Southeast researchers will study how whale watching tours affect humpback whales; Juneau gets a third option for air ambulance service.
It is hoped that raising the Raven totem pole will pay respect to the grievances of the past, restore the T’aak̲u K̲wáan’s ancestral connection to the land, and signal their desire to heal and move forward, culture intact.