The state Senate today unanimously approved a bill that would make October 25 African American Soldiers’ Contribution to Building the Alaska Highway Day. The bill now moves to the Alaska House of Representatives.
One of two people aboard a Twin Beech 18 turboprop plane suffered minor injuries, but otherwise survived, after a Twin Beech turboprop plane en route from Klawock went down Friday morning in the water about 15 miles south of Ketchikan.
A mechanical problem wasn’t at fault for forcing down one of Grant Aviation’s planes, causing it to belly flop at the Unalaska Airport last month, the regional airline said. Beyond that, airline officials are keeping quiet about the accident’s cause — at least for now.
Ride-sharing company Uber left Alaska in 2015, agreeing not to return until a state law was in place that exempted the company from paying workers’ compensation insurance for its drivers.
Now, three state legislators are leading the effort to lay the groundwork for the company’s return, including a measure moving through the state House and one in the Senate.