In this newscast:
- Nearly every Alaskan woke up $1,100 richer today, thanks to this year’s permanent fund dividends;
- the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released Armstrong Energy’s plans for its billion-plus-barrel Nanushuk oil project; and
- the Pentagon is injecting $440 million more into missile defense to counter North Korea’s accelerating push for a nuclear armed-missile capable of hitting the U.S.
- In less than a year and a half, Alaska went from one of Moody's highest rated states, to one of its lowest. But now, that's changed.
- Funding for renewable energy projects in Alaska has dried up, but that has not stopped the City of King Cove from pursuing green power.
- Friday is the deadline to apply for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Premiums are down this year and that’s in part due to the Alaska Reinsurance Program.
- Six Hanford Site workers have shown up as possibly contaminated since Dec. 8. One worker was possibly contaminated twice.