In this newscast:
- Local early education providers explain what Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s veto reversal means to their programs,
- U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says a Trump administration decision is expected soon on a road building rule affecting the Tongass National Forest,
- one of five candidates vying for two Juneau School Board seats withdraws,
- a local sportfish biologist shares some professional and personal insights ahead of the Golden North Salmon Derby that starts Friday,
- meanwhile a salmon derby based in Wrangell gets off to a slow start,
- the ferry Columbia capsizes a small skiff with its wake, and
- the short film “Who We Are” reflects on how coastal erosion affects Alaska Native villages.
- The Alaska Department of Revenue forecasts $187.3 million less in state revenue this year than it did in the spring. The department released the forecast on Friday.
- In an unprecedented response to historically low numbers of Pacific cod, the federal cod fishery in the Gulf of Alaska is closing for the 2020 season.
- Anchorage natural gas company ENSTAR is asking state regulators to allow it to bill its customers to recover $1 million in costs from last year's major earthquake.
- “We know many, many people are going to lose benefits because of this,” says Cara Durr with the Food Bank of Alaska.