In this newscast:
- ProPublica and the Anchorage Daily News report at least 14 villages have employed police officers whose criminal records should have prevented them from being hired under state law,
- the Alaska House of Representatives comes up one vote short of funding the state’s capital budget,
- a House committee introduces a new proposal to fund permanent fund dividends at about $1,600 and reverse some of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes,
- the University of Alaska Board of Regents declares a financial exigency,
- the federal government drops its appeal in the King Cove road case,
- one of youngest members of the family that’s run the Sitka Sentinel newspaper for 75 years gets into the family business, and
- an Alabama woman checks off the 50th state on her list in Juneau to sing the national anthem in.
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.