In this newscast:
- Alaska’s attorney general and the Legislature’s top lawyer tee up a constitutional powers debate over special session locations,
- Juneau’s Willoughby District gets renamed the Aak’w Village District,
- the EPA reconsiders an Obama-era proposal to block the proposed Pebble Mine, and
- a UAF professor warns Congress about data security concerns in Chinese-made tech dominating commercial drone market.
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.