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.
- This year's Wearable Art show featured more than 30 entries, including a controversial one that won third place amid outcry over cultural appropriation.
- Doctors have confirmed the presence of mumps in Juneau for the first time in more than two decades. Juneau Public Health Center nurse manager Alison Gaines says there has been one confirmed case of the disease in Juneau as of Thursday.
- The state-sponsored corporation working to advance a major gas line project is opening a field office in Nikiski. It will be the Alaska Gasline Development Corp.'s third satellite office.
- Douglas resident Sara Hannan has filed a letter of intent to run for Alaska House District 33. That’s the seat currently held by Democratic Rep. Sam Kito III.