In this newscast:
- A federal court upheld the “roadless rule” limiting construction and logging on national forestland,
- Gov. Walker gave more reasons why he opposes the latest ACA replacement bill,
- Layoffs at Alaska’s largest daily newspaper following its sale to a new owner,
- Haines High School students got a delicious surprise during Spirit Week.
- With the uncertainty over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. Lisa Murkowski is again the focus of attention. As for his views on the legal status of Alaska Natives, she says they spoke and he allayed her concerns.
- A ballot initiative aimed at protecting salmon habitat is facing stiff opposition from industry groups, unions and Native corporations in Alaska. That opposition was on full display at an Anchorage hearing on the measure this week.
- The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority has contracted a team of real estate experts to help decide what to do with a waterfront property it put up for sale more than two years ago. But the City and Borough of Juneau and would-be developers are losing patience.
- About 50 community members waved homemade signs. Representatives from the Alaska branch AFL-CIO and Alaska Native community also spoke.