In this newscast:
- Tribal leaders from across Southeast Alaska, British Columbia and Washington state sound the alarm over threats to wild salmon,
- the state of Alaska is negotiating a contract extension to pay a law firm for its services fighting Alaska unions,
- the Alaska Supreme Court says the state must pay legal fees for the Stand for Salmon ballot initiative that failed last year,
- President Donald Trump hands his mic over to an Alaska businessman to highlight what he calls “capricious government regulation,”
- University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen addresses breakdowns in unity across the system,
- Standard and Poor’s lowers it debt rating for the University of Alaska system,
- state prosecutors charge a 32-year-old Anchorage police officer with two counts of misdemeanor assault in his arrest of a man for bicycle violations,
- leaders of Anchorage International Airport hope to draw more global traffic, and
- the Alaska Zoo’s 19-year-old polar bear Lyutyik is being treated for an unknown medical condition.
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- Tourism operators in Southeast say they plan to continue pushing back against further development in the Tongass National Forest following this week's news that the U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to fully exempt the region from the Roadless Rule.
- Gov. Dunleavy has said he would like to call a special legislative session to add to this year’s permanent fund dividend, after the Senate seat is filled.
- The Xunaa Borough would include Icy Strait, Glacier Bay, a portion of the Chatham Strait, parts of Chichagof Island, and Excursion Inlet.
- Will Gov. Dunleavy find a way to repair his relationship with AFN and other Native groups before the courts decide if the recall campaign can move forward?