In this newscast:
- The Alaska Marine Highway System could shut down this spring;
- The new owners of Alaska’s largest newspaper laid off reporters, editors and other employees;
- A 20-year-old California man who illegally shot two brown bears and a deer in Southeast Alaska has been fined $10,000; and
- As ocean temperatures rise from climate change, new species could move into Alaska waters.
- The Assembly’s grant to the Juneau Housing First Collaborative brings them closer to expanding. The collaborative wants to more than double its capacity to provide permanent, supportive housing for the homeless.
- The changes came two days after the release of a report that found Alaska’s only state-run psychiatric hospital is an unsafe place to work.
- The Alaska State Troopers say they’ll guarantee that there is an officer or trooper in any courtroom where they’re requested.
- An army of citizen scientists assembled along Turnagain Arm Saturday to count endangered belugas near Anchorage.