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.
- Hecla Mining Co. asserted copyright on about 28 seconds of promotional footage used in a 20-minute film critical of its Greens Creek Mine. The dispute hasn't affected distribution of the documentary, which is touring across the country as part of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival.
- The University of Alaska is in negotiations for the biggest timber sale in the Haines area in recent history. The 10-year, sale is estimated to yield around 100 million board-feet of timber.
- The team in Hatcher Pass on Tuesday used a Daisy Bell system to trigger smaller avalanches, and make the pass safer for road crews to work.
- Sheldon Fisher didn’t champion any individual tax during his confirmatin hearing. Afterward, he said the biggest source of new revenue should be a draw on Alaska Permanent Fund earnings.