Newscast – Friday, Sept. 6, 2019

In this newscast:

  • The state announced it’s shutting down ferry service to Prince Rupert, British Columbia; the news has been met with shock and disappointment in Ketchikan.
  • NOAA scientists are tracking marine heatwave across millions of square miles of water in the Pacific Ocean.
  • Southeast’s landless tribal communities want to form five new village corporations out of 115,000 acres of Tongass national Forest.
  • A national Muslim civil liberties group has resolved its federal lawsuit against the State of Alaska for providing what it says were insufficient meals to Muslim inmates fasting as part of their faith.
  • The Alaska Supreme Court has ordered the state to pay about $100,000 in attorneys’ fees and other costs after losing a legal fight earlier this year over abortion.
  • A Southwest Alaska museum has received dozens of ancestral remains to hold until they can be returned to the Alutiiq Tribe of Old Harbor.
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