In this newscast:
- The City and Borough of Juneau asks state regulators for more time to weigh in on the local electric utility’s acquisition by a Canadian company,
- a proposed ballot measure to curb lawmakers’ pay when a budget isn’t passed is cleared for signature gathering,
- an Anchorage judge overrules Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott to clear a ballot measure aimed at protecting salmon for signature gathering,
- Juneau’s three state lawmakers announce a town hall to be held this week, and
- Norway’s ambassador to the United States visits Petersburg and awards a local woman the Medal of St. Olav.
- A pair of Sitka adventurers has just wrapped up a six-year odyssey in their own backyard. Eric Speck and Dan Evans are likely the first people to walk the length of Baranof Island, north-to-south. They did the trip in segments — hiking a total of 32 days — through some of the most rugged terrain on the planet.
- Technology that removes fine particulates from wood and coal stove smoke is being readied for testing in North Pole as part of a citizen science project.
- According to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, 58 percent of Americans celebrating the holiday dread having to talk politics around the dinner table this holiday, an uptick from one year ago.
- Two Capitol reporters say they witnessed the senator putting his cellphone between a female staffer's legs in a public hallway. The senator denies it.