Newcast – Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020

In this newscast:

  • City and state officials warn of increasing avalanche risk in certain parts of Juneau,
  • Gov.  Mike Dunleavy renews his position to pay out bigger permanent fund dividends to make up for past cuts,
  • the ferry Matanuska remains tied up in Juneau and may not resume service in early March as previously expected,
  • Chinese tourists are cancelling their winter Alaska travel plans because of the novel coronavirus,
  • four Americans with the virus are being transferred to a hospital in Spokane,
  • Alaska officials explore expanding DMV locations to rural Alaska to accommodate Real ID requirements, and
  • state and citizen scientists are readying for an Anchorage moose survey.

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