In this newscast: Congressman Don Young explains why he voted for the bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Juneau Assembly spares the downtown pool and Mt. Jumbo Gym from budget cutting, the Alaska Dispatch News says its reporter in the statehouse was slapped by a senator, and a federal budget deal restores funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, which supports the Alaska State Council on the Arts.
In this newscast: The NTSB investigates a fatal Grant Aviation plane crash on the Alaska Peninsula, the Juneau Assembly considers relaxing local mining regulations and resurfaces AJ Mine debate, and Monday’s early morning earthquakes knocked out power in parts of the Yukon Territory, but didn’t cause damage in Whitehorse.
In this newscast: Seismologists warn they’ve recorded 100 aftershocks since two major earthquakes rocked Southeast Alaska and Canada Monday morning. The Supreme Court refused to hear Alaska and oil and gas industry groups’ appeal protesting a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision to set 187,000 square miles in Alaska aside as critical habitat for threatened polar bears.
In this newscast: Juneau ranks #8 in “micropolitan arts vibrant” communities; Trump signs order rolling back Obama administration restrictions on Arctic oil leases; U.S. military drills set to take to the skies over Alaska and May Day protests expected nationwide.
In this newscast: The Legislature defies Gov. Bill Walker’s request for confirmation of his cabinet and board appointees, Juneau Schools are promised full local funding, the Juneau Assembly spares the Juneau-Douglas City Museum from the budget chopping block, and Ishmael Hope reads part of his new book of poetry, “Rock Piles Along the Eddy.”
KTOO’s midday newscast for Tuesday, April 25, 2017. In this newscast: Police identify and arrest two teens for arson at the Twin Lakes playground, youths mourn the playground’s loss, and the Juneau Assembly ponies up more money for the Housing First project.