In this newscast:
- Two teens are dead after a single-car crash near Cohen Drive,
- the Alaska Municipal League puts the finishing touches on a plan to standardize sales tax collection for online retailers selling in Alaska,
- the Bureau of Land Management announces it is taking public comment on potentially expanded drilling in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, and
- the Alaska Marine Highway System says the ferry LeConte will be out of service until mid-May.
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- 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.