In this newscast:
- The U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on Alaska’s campaign contribution limit laws,
- a lawyer suing over Alaska Permanent Fund dividend benefits for same-sex couples says about seven other denial cases had been identified,
- Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy defends how his administration spent federal grant money as members of Congress inquire about potential misuse,
- far-north communities have found their ice cellars are no longer reliable due to climate change,
- seven months of weekends in the new cabin at the Eaglecrest Ski Area get booked within hours of the reservation system opening,
- Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ nonprofit awards $5 million to an Anchorage nonprofit to house at least 300 homeless families, and
- enrollment in ukelele classes surpasses guitar classes at an Anchorage high school.
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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.