In this newscast: Some people question why Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration fired two senior attorneys; the U.S. House of Representatives passes a bill transferring federal land in Sitka to the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium; nearly 200 Juneau elementary school students have learned the ins and outs of gardening; the estate of the late Grace Schaible gifted the University of Alaska Fairbanks $2.7 million; and a Southwest Alaska village man suspected of stabbing another person with an ulu has been charged with felony assault.
- Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle were caught off guard when Anchorage Republican Rep. Joshua Revak posted a two-minute video of the oath on social media.
- Alaskans who received permanent fund dividends in 2016 — and who still live in the state — would receive the back payment for 2016 this year.
- The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development announced Tuesday that it will recognize the UAA students who meet licensure requirements during the 2019 spring and summer semesters.
- It was spurred by Interior's decision last week to bring in 40 employees to work on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's national offshore oil leasing plan. That plan, as initially drafted, would open up far more of Alaska's federal waters to oil development.