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.
- Trevor Shaw faced questioning over his relationship to a former Ketchikan teacher accused of sexual abuse and a recall effort.
- If the ruling stands, it could complicate the Trump administration’s effort to produce more petroleum from public lands in Alaska and the West.
As Trump administration contemplates drilling in Arctic waters, North Slope organizations stress need to protect subsistence resourcesIn public comments made available on a federal site, most North Slope institutions didn’t express outright opposition to the plan. But they did voice concern for subsistence resources and hunters' continued access to them.
- While tourism demand is growing in Unalaska, Carlin Enlow of the Unalaska Visitors Bureau doesn't see the small fishing community becoming a major cruise ship destination like Ketchikan or Juneau.