In this newscast:
- A newly formed committee charged with planning for Alaska’s redistricting process will hold its first meeting next week,
- a boat adrift in Gastineau Channel prompts a little mystery,
- Alaska Native cultural interpreters discuss the work of explaining their existence to cruise ship visitors,
- the Anchorage Assembly approves studying a waste-to-energy incineration plant,
- Skagway Brewing Company’s has harnessed carbon dioxide from making beer to fuel an aeroponic garden,
- authorities arrest a Fairbanks man for allegedly using a backhoe to steal a truck, and
- a bear is blamed for a pair of vehicle break-ins in Akhiok.
- 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.