In this newscast:
- A Ketchikan company wins a first-of-its-kind second growth logging contract on Kosciusko Island in the Tongass National Forest,
- environmentalists sound the alarm on a congressional budget maneuver that could open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, and
- the journal Science reports nearly 300 species of sea creatures from Japan hitchhiked to the Unites States’ Pacific Coast on tsunami debris.
- Walker also proposed process changes. Lawmakers' per diem payments would stop if they don't pass a budget in the 90-day session set by state law. Their salaries would also be delayed. Another change would shift the state to a two-year budget.
- Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office Director Erika McConnell recommended that the control board revoke the manufacturer's license.
- An Alaska-based coalition wants the Permanent Fund Corporation to drop all of its fossil fuel holdings
- The tax credits are scheduled to be paid off fully in 2025. Walker and the Department of Revenue are proposing paying them off by 2019 at a discount.