In this newscast:
- State lawmakers pass a resolution granting a Tlingit tribe’s request to rename Saginaw Bay,
- a researcher with the University of Alaska Anchorage speaks with survivors of sexual assault as part of project to improve law enforcement response,
- and researchers are trying to learn more about why gray whales have been washing up dead on the West Coast from Mexico to Alaska.
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- Gov. Dunleavy has reversed himself and declared support for subsidized broadband internet for rural libraries and a free service allowing online tutors for students. The governor had previously vetoed the $809,100 in funding.
- A 19-mile stretch of the Parks Highway was closed some 80 miles north of Anchorage, as authorities called for the evacuation of a subdivision that only has one road in and out.
- Master Gardener Ed Buyarski describes how humans can intervene and help out with the pollination process.
- Prospective candidates must file by Monday, Aug. 19.