In this newscast:
- Anchorage is hit by an outbreak of mumps,
- state wildlife troopers investigate a black bear shot dead outside the Mendenhall Mall,
- 60 members of Alaska’s Air National Guard deploy overseas to combat the Islamic State,
- king salmon sport fishing reopens in much of Southeast Alaska, and
- the National Weather Service issues a special weather statement forecasting 3 to 5 inches of heavy rain into Wednesday night.
- U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan typically votes with the Republican leadership in the Senate. But in the wee hours before a two-week recess, Sullivan voted no on the federal spending bill.
- The White House said retaining troops with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria "presents considerable risk to military effectiveness and lethality."
- The bill says the state should limit the portion of state spending on state agencies that the Legislature directly controls each year to $4.1 billion starting next year.
- "It’s something that you kind of hand down... I did it with my parents and... my grandfather. And… I guess I’m passing the torch as you would say to them," Jeremy Eberhardt said.