In this newscast:
- Many Sealaska Corp. shareholders would normally be spedning their dividends on shopping trips to larger communities if not for ferry schedule reductions,
- state budget experts say Legislative Finance Director David Teal will be missed when he retires next month,
- warming ocean water is leading to less sea ice forming in the Chuckchi Sea,
- and back-to-back storms will hit the Northern Panhandle this week dumping up to four inches of rain on Juneau.
- Hundreds turned out for the annual Christmas gathering at the Governor's Mansion.
- But experts say the details of what the Dunleavy administration proposes will be important.
- The Alaska State Troopers plan — which includes transferring dispatchers in Ketchikan, Wasilla and Soldotna — was the subject of much concern at a recent assembly meeting in Ketchikan.
- According to a report by the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center, the hiker was alone Saturday when he was caught in an avalanche near the Blueberry Loop trail and fully buried before he was able to kick his legs free.