In this newscast:
- State lawmakers close in on a compromise criminal justice bill to repeal Senate Bill 91,
- the Legislature passes a bill to restore alcohol licensing at recreational sites like ski areas and fairs,
- how seafood marketers and timber businesses are coping with the trade war with China,
- locals in Ketchikan pour in support after Monday’s plane crash, and
- the U.S. House passes a bill clearing a legal cloud over a particular land right Alaska tribes have sought.
- An Alabama woman visiting Juneau became the first person with Down syndrome to sing the national anthem in all 50 states on Monday.
- The bill would accept $89 million in vetoes, including $20 million in cuts to the University of Alaska, a $49 million cut to school bond debt reimbursement and a $20 million cut to rural school construction.
- Seven minority-caucus Republicans voted against it and four were absent, leaving the bill one vote short of the level the state constitution requires to draw from reserves.
Dozens of convicted criminals have been hired as cops in rural Alaska. Sometimes, they’re the only applicants.In one village, every cop has been convicted of domestic violence within the past decade, including the chief. Only one has received formal law enforcement training of any kind.