In this newscast:
- Fire investigators look into an explosion reported in a hospital bathroom,
- results from Tuesday’s municipal elections, and
- the Coast Guard spots a stray kayak in Gastineau Channel and wants help finding its owner.
- Soccer fans in Alaska’s capital city had few options to watch Sunday’s World Cup final. Fortunately, Coppa opened early to screen the match between France and Croatia.
- Clerks at the Anchorage Police Department say they're increasingly overwhelmed with paperwork and dispatchers are swamped with calls.
- Each spring, about 50 pickers young and old get paid a few bucks a pound to collect spruce tips during a short harvest window in small town Gustavus.
- Knik Tribal Council started developing it’s lending program three years ago and is just now giving out housing loans. They are the only statewide organization of its type, though there are other regionally focused ones. At least half of their clients need to be Alaska Native or Native American, but anyone can apply.