In this newscast:
- In Juneau incoming freshmen get to choose between the town’s two main high schools themselves. But with a shrinking population, some people question whether there should be two high schools at all.
- The Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards took place last week in Juneau. This week, the Governor will lay out his budget plan for the coming year and it is unclear what that will mean for the people and programs represented at the awards ceremony.
- Some Alaska lawmakers think the state’s new ethics rules are too limiting.
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- Once a state makes someone eligible for Medicaid, they’re entitled to receive health care — and their provider is entitled to be paid.
- Among the funding the Alaska Legislature restored that Gov. Mike Dunleavy let stand was $3,869,600 for the Alaska State Council on the Arts.
- A scammer stole $329,630.21 from the City and Borough of Juneau through wire fraud earlier this year. The city’s insurance was able to cover $250,000 — the policy limit for fraud.
- Juneau police received a report Wednesday night from someone who overheard two students at Floyd Dryden Middle School talking about bringing a gun to school and shooting people.