In this newscast:
- President Donald Trump signs an executive order creating a White House task force on missing and killed American Indians and Alaska Natives,
- the administration of Gov. Mike Dunleavy settles a lawsuit that sought to declare the Alaska Hire law unconstitutional,
- the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it may revise its timeline for a releasing its final environmental review on the proposed Pebble Mine,
- oil company Hilcorp and one of its drilling contractors each paid more than $25,000 in penalties after a fatal North Slope work accident,
- Ketchikan has gone from extreme drought conditions to abrupt dumps of rain triggering flood emergency responses,
- Bethel’s Public Works Department building suffers millions of dollars in water damage,
- Sealaska Heritage Institute announces three new children’s books including its first trilingual one, and
- the Seattle City Council approves a 57-cent tax on Uber and Lyft rides.
- 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.