In this newscast:
- Gov. Mike Dunleavy appoints an acting commissioner of the Department of Revenue,
- Alaska is now the 50th state to confirm its first case of the vaping related illness,
- The Wilderness Society produces and sells out a show designed to compel young people to care about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge,
- the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s king salmon forecasts for Stikine and Taku rivers probably won’t allow for harvesting next year,
- a commercial fisherman from Naukati Bay pleads guilty to fishing in closed waters and falsifying a harvest report,
- the National Weather Service issues a winter weather advisory for Juneau, and
- the creators of the “Baby Shark” video announce they’re developing a version in Navajo.
- 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.