Newscast – Tuesday, March 3, 2020

In this newscast:

  • Vice President Mike Pence reassures governors they will be reimbursed for at least part of what they’ll spend fighting the coronavirus,
  • the grandson of a major donor ends his controversial sole-source contract with the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority,
  • Wells Fargo joins says it won’t finance oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge,
  • election officials say a ballot initiative to raise oil taxes has enough valid signatures to go before voters,
  • Rep. Louise Stutes shares critical findings from a fact-finding mission at the Alaska Marine Highway System headquarters,
  • a bill to double state motor and marine fuel taxes  clears the Senate,
  • new felony sexual offense data shows big increases around the state but declines in Southeast from 2017 to 2018,
  • one caseworker for the state Office of Children’s Services is stretched thin across three disconnected Southeast communities,
  • former state Sen. Anna MacKinnon gets hired as a special assistant to the Department of Revenue commissioner, and
  • a 19 year-old Anchorage athlete becomes the first American man to win at the World Junior Championships of cross-country skiing.

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