In this newscast:
- Gov. Mike Dunleavy calls the Alaska Legislature into a second special session in July,
- U.S. Senators from Alaska and three other U.S. states urge stronger regulatory oversight in British Columbia over transboundary mining,
- Alaska’s attorney general hails a federal ruling over a disputed road easement in Southeast Alaska,
- the U.S. Air Force and Marines begin construction on a new village for the residents of Newtok,
- and Bristol Bay fisherman voice their opposition to Pebble Mine with a unique form of protest.
Alaska has a lot going on right now.
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- Alaska GOP Gov. Mike Dunleavy opposes new taxes. But in a poll he quietly commissioned earlier this year, a narrow majority of respondents supported them.
- The company hopes to construct a new oil processing facility, up to five drill sites, about 40 miles of permanent roads, a gravel mine and hundreds of miles of pipelines and seasonal ice roads.
- The company that wants to build one of the world’s biggest gold mines is currently renovating a church in a small village on the Kuskokwim River. Why?
- Wrangell’s local government recently Googled itself — and it didn’t like what it saw. Now the city is working with a contractor to brush up its online image.