Newscast – Monday, March 16, 2020

In this newscast:

  • Alaska officials say a drop in global oil prices will likely add $600 million to the state’s current year budget deficit,
  • an Alaska regulatory agency grants a request by Hilcorp Energy Company to keep its finances private during a $5.6 billion deal to buy BP Alaska’s pipeline assets,
  • the City and Borough of Juneau closes many of its public buildings,
  • the Juneau School District announces free meals to children that use school food services,
  • Bartlett Regional Hospital sets up a screening process for patients and visitors,
  • small businesses in Juneau adjust to escalating coronavirus concerns,
  • Juneau Public Library patrons stock up before they close,
  • the mayor of Anchorage orders the closure of many private businesses to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus,
  • former Alaska first lady Bella Hammond dies at age 87, and
  • Norwegian Thomas Waerner leads the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Raice.

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