Newscast – Friday, March 6, 2020

In this newscast:

  • Officials familiar with the state’s public health system say a funding injection to prepare for the COVID-19 virus cannot erase years of budget cuts,
  • state officials clear the Juneau police officer’s fatal shooting in December of Kelly Michael Stephens as legally justified,
  • a transgender state employee wins her discrimination case against the state over who should pay for sexual reassignment surgery,
  • an apparent miscommunication between officials from Sitka and the state Department of Transportation led to no charter ferry service for Sitka,
  • Pacific cod loses its sustainability labeling,
  • Rep. David Eastman loses committee assignment from his own caucus,
  • the Alaska Board of Game begins a week long meeting covering hundreds of proposals,
  • state lawmakers push ahead with a bill to improve the Railbelt’s electric utilities, and
  • U.S. sailors who specialize in explosive ordinance disposal train in Gastineau Channel.

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