In this newscast:
- A bipartisan group forms to fight an initiative to increase taxes on some North Slope oil fields,
- the Dunleavy administration is soliciting outside law firms with U.S. Supreme Court experience to fight to end automatic deduction of union dues,
- the National Transportation Safety Board releases a narrative of what led to a 2018 plane crash on Prince of Wales Island,
- federal regulators fine a Sitka seafood processor for letting its waste pile up on the seafloor,
- mineral explorers spent almost three times as much in 2018 in Alaska as three years earlier,
- a small scale woodworker in Sitka laments the irony of how difficult it is to locally source wood,
- protesters chain themselves to a dock at the Port of Vancouver in Washington state to block a pipeline shipment for expanding Alberta tar sands export capacity, and
- a flight cancellation forces the U.S. Forest Service to cancel a Roadless Rule meeting in Gustavus.
- While this particular virus isn’t doing widespread damage, its emergence opens the door for other viruses to pop up between oceans.
- The Alaska Marine Highway System recently deployed the Tazlina to restore winter service to some Southeast communities. But the ferry can’t serve Angoon right now — its ramp is broken.
- The Juneau Police Department reports that two people have died in a single-car crash near Cohen Drive Thursday morning. Additionally, two people who were in the car were medevaced out of Juneau.
- With this project, Alaska transportation officials are relying more heavily on public dialogue from Juneau residents.