In this newscast: Hilcorp snapped up more than 100,000 acres in Cook Inlet for additional oil and gas development at federal and state lease sales held yesterday. Alaska U.S Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she needs time to review a health care bill drafted by fellow Republicans to understand its effects. A black bear believed to have mauled a 16-year-old to death over the weekend has been shot and killed.
In this newscast: U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski becomes the target of a TV ad urging her to vote against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, a $3 million pioneer road on the west side of Douglas Island nears completion, and Wrangell Borough and municipal workers prepare for a strike over labor contract negotiations.
In this newscast: The Juneau Assembly bucks the city manager’s advice and preps a subcommittee to review — and possibly relax — the city’s mining ordinance, a man who is at large robs the Liquor Barrel with pepper spray, commercial salmon trolling in Southeast is set to reopen June 15, the ferry Taku still won’t sell, and the Coast Guard offers public tours of its new cutter.
Small animals are blamed for a power outage in Juneau; a small boat runs aground on Vitskari Rocks west of Sitka; a state legislator claims progress is being made negotiating a spending bill; the Coast Guard will name a new cutter after a turn of the century hero.