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.
- The state’s Marijuana Control Board is now accepting applications for on-site consumption, despite uncertainty stemming from recent board appointees.
- The governor of Maine has signed a warrant allowing the extradition of a man accused of a rape and murder 26 years ago in Fairbanks.
- Records show state officials are exploring adding a second Juneau ferry terminal 30 miles north of the Auke Bay terminal to shorten travel time.
- Anchorage police Lt. Nancy Reeder has accepted Fairbanks Mayor Jim Matherly’s offer to serve as the city’s new police chief.