In this newscast:
- City officials lift its air emergency,
- NOAA Fisheries wraps its investigation into a cruise ship’s near miss of a pod of whales caught on video,
- scientists monitor glacial dam release data affecting the Mendenhall Valley,
- Alaska’s heat wave is literally killing salmon in the lower Kuskokwim,
- the deadline passes for state lawmakers to override Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes, and
- law enforcement in Vermont discover cannabis plants in the state Capitol’s flowerbeds.
Alaska has a lot going on right now.
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- Despite the risk of a landslide, Gee Denton refuses to leave her house. “I've had to spend five-and-a-half years in this season of my life begging for people to be responsible for their responsibilities,” she says.
- Former assistant public advocate Kelly Parker filed the lawsuit in Anchorage Superior Court on Oct. 8 against Gov. Mike Dunleavy, his former chief of staff Tuckerman Babcock, and the state of Alaska.
Can high school teams in Southeast Alaska compete with rivals on the North Slope? With esports, it’s possible.Esports is growing in many high schools across Alaska. The sport was sanctioned by the the Alaska School Activities Association in April, and more and more students are getting involved.
- The Army Corps of Engineers says it has sufficient information to rule on a permit for a floating megaship dock in Ward Cove. That’s despite requests from the city of Ketchikan to hold hearings.