In this newscast:
- Allen Moore reaches finish line of Yukon Quest: Moore has mushed himself into elite class of Yukon Quest champions. Moore joins John Schandlemier, Hans Gatt and Lance Mackey who have all won the Quest three or more times.
- Anchorage snowboarder Rosie Mancari’s Olympics end with training accident: Rosie Mancari’s Winter Olympics are over, but the Anchorage snowboarder is delaying surgery on two injured ankles so she can cheer on her teammates in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
- Three people arrested on DUI charge after slick road conditions: The Juneau Police is reporting that, overnight, two different vehicles went into the ditch, and another was in a single-vehicle crash. All three drivers were arrested on a DUI charge.
In other news:
Juneau’s new elementary science curriculum will integrate aspects of Native culture in order to promote place-based learning in the classroom.
The Juneau School District Board of Education adopted the new curriculum Tuesday night. It brings Juneau’s K-5 classrooms up to date with current national and state science standards. Middle and high school standards are next.
A mining subcommittee created by Mayor Ken Koelsch is tasked with recommending mining ordinance revisions to the Juneau Assembly.
The public has until Feb. 22 to weigh in whether Juneau’s mining code should be streamlined and made potentially more mine-friendly.
Etsy has relisted items made by one Juneau craftsman.
The online retailer pulled the items after the company noticed his items contained parts from sea otters, an animal it considered threatened in parts of Alaska.
The company relisted the items after Marcus Gho’s petitioned the company citing the animals aren’t endangered or threatened in Southeast Alaska and after a letter exchange between Etsy and U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan.
Etsy will not permit items made from walrus ivory under a policy that prohibits all ivory items from its website.
In the summer 2016, Alaska state Democratic leaders supported the primary campaigns of Dean Westlake and Zach Fansler.
Eighteen months later, both have resigned: Westlake over sexual harassment allegations, Fansler after a woman alleged he assaulted her.
Democratic legislators and one of the women who raised concerns over harassment are considering what should happen next.
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- The rodeo cow's owner says he has spent "hours, days probably" searching for the cow. Anchorage police, animal control authorities and the Bureau of Land Management have relayed information about the cow's whereabouts, but Betsy continues to elude him.
- Does Sen. Lisa Murkowski see a path to reopening government? The question prompted her to sing a Beatles line: “A long and winding road. Buh-boom.”
- The uncertainty in the Alaska House of Representatives became clear when Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer attempted to swear in Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s nominee to fill a vacant seat in Eagle River.
- A group of Native American protesters went to the offices of SAExploration in Houston Monday to object to work the company wants to do in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.