Newscast – Monday, Jan. 3, 2022

In this newscast:

  • High winds brought down trees in Thane, causing an overnight power outage Sunday night,
  • Gov. Mike Dunleavy declared a disaster emergency on Monday for some areas in Alaska affected by severe winter storms,
  • The Centers for Disease control and Prevention is once again asking Americans to avoid cruise ship travel,
  • A newborn baby was found a cardboard box Friday afternoon on the west side of Fairbanks,
  • The state of Alaska is preparing to sue the federal government over hundreds of contaminated sites that the feds conveyed to Alaska Native corporations,
  • The final research cruise of 2021 in the Bering and Chukchi Seas sailed through the region in November,
  • People in Juneau must mask up in indoor public spaces again as COVID-19 cases spike locally, likely due to the omicron variant


Rashah McChesney

Daily News Editor, KTOO

I help the newsroom establish daily news priorities and do hands-on editing to ensure a steady stream of breaking and enterprise news for a local and regional audience.

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