In this newscast:
- Alaska school districts relieved to receive $20 million allocated by the Legislature last year,
- the Alaska House rejects a proposal to pay $3,000 permanent fund dividends,
- state employees and their unions are urging lawmakers to avert a government shutdown on July 1,
- and an unusually high number of ice seals found dead in the Bering Sea region.
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- Popular trees, shrubs, and perennials that change color in the fall include the cottonwood, dolgo crabapple, cherry, wild blueberry, monkshood, and turtlehead.
- Alaska state lawmakers say they're looking forward to learning what Dunleavy’s plans are for the budget.
- A hiker stranded overnight on Mount Roberts was retrieved by local authorities Friday, according to the Alaska State Troopers.
- With this grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the institute says it’s about 70% to its goal for this project.