In this newscast:
- State transportation officials hear an appeal from the low bidder for a ferry system study contract,
- Gov. Mike Dunleavy introduces a new bill to shift up to 49,000 Alaskans covered by Medicaid expansion to the private insurance market,
- Thunder Mountain High School’s robotics team preps for the world championship,
- Juneau’s cold weather emergency shelter shuts down and is slated for demolition, and
- U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski sticks up for maintaining education funding in the governor’s budget.
- Akiak lost a mile-long stretch of riverbank to erosion in May. Six houses are now within 100 feet of the river and need to be moved — and soon. But some residents don’t want to move.
- The CEO of the Pebble Limited Partnership and a prominent Pebble opponent debated a key point of contention about the proposed mine: its size.
- Formerly known as the Willoughby District, the area will now be known as the Aak’w Village District, paying homage to its original residents.
- Former Alaska state Rep. Jason Grenn sponsored an ethics law last year that affects legislators' per diems. He called a recent vote on retroactive per diem payments "sad."