Active duty troops were working without pay over the weekend due to the government shutdown. It was effective at midnight eastern time on Friday and looks likely to be resolved today.
Whether service members ultimately receive back pay, as happened after the 2013 shutdown, is up to Congress. Many civilian employees and Defense Department contractors face unpaid furloughs if the shutdown continues.
Over the weekend, some operations were halted. Members of Alaska’s National Guard were supposed to be at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson over the weekend for drills. But most of those exercises were canceled, affecting about 4,000 people.
- Douglas resident Sara Hannan has filed a letter of intent to run for Alaska House District 33. That’s the seat currently held by Democratic Rep. Sam Kito III.
- Records filed with the state show Walker had about $50,000 in carry-over campaign cash and raised another roughly $275,000 since last February. At the end of the reporting period, Feb. 1, he had about $280,000 on hand.
- Graham was indicted for two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of 36-year-old Robert Meireis and 34-year-old Elizabeth Tonsmeire in 2015.
- According to the plea agreement, the defendant admitted that he and the former Bergmann Hotel manager sold about 27 grams of methamphetamine in June to another person.