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.
- The Yukon’s Minto Mine is expected to resume ore production in the near future. That means that Skagway’s ore terminal may begin loading ships with ore after months of inactivity. However, this may complicate the other needs of Skagway’s port.
- Opponents of the Pebble Mine are doing all they can to get Sen. Lisa Murkowski on their side. But Murkowski is not ready to make a declaration about the mine, for or against.
- Regulations on the Kuskokwim River are intended to keep fish populations sustainable for the future. But they can be frustrating for the Yup'ik people who've fished the river for generations.
- The Legislative Council voted unanimously on June 13 to authorize a lawsuit against the Dunleavy administration over education funding.