In this newscast: U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski addresses Real ID and impeachment proceedings while speaking to lawmakers at the capitol, the group opposing the recall of Gov. Mike Dunleavy dropped it’s appeal yesterday, private business owners try to keep up with the demand for grocery transport in light of the suspended ferry service and schools are also looking for alternative transportation to get students to activities in other communities.
As the shutdown in regional ferry service continues, private business owners in Southeast Alaska are trying to keep up with the demand as customers look for options.
In this newscast: The Alaska Supreme Court allows the campaign to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy to move forward, the lapse in ferry service is creating transportation issues for seniors and those with mobility issues and a group of boys who survived getting lost in a storm earlier this month in Northwest Alaska were chasing a fox.
In this news update: Sen. Lisa Murkowski speaks about work being done on the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Joel Bolger assures Alaskans that the courts will continue to operate independently, details about Gov. Dunleavy’s proposal to institute a state lottery, Petersburg prepares to celebrate Elizabeth Peratrovich and the 1945 Anti-Discrimination Act this weekend and Yukon Energy discusses plans for renewable energy and cruise ships in the coming years.
In this newscast: The U.S. Mint releases a $1 coin commemorating Alaska Native civil rights leader Elizabeth Peratrovich, no major proposals to close the state’s budget gap have come up yet this Legislative Session, a case before the Alaska Supreme Court once again examines state retirement plans and Gov. Dunleavy proposes a lottery to help generate state funding.
The 2020 Native American $1 coin is currently only available online, but Alaskans are advocating for a wider release.
In this newscast: Coastal Alaskans rally around the state in favor of restored regional ferry service, Kodiak’s beloved KFC/Taco Bell will shut down, and Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Joel Bolger delivers the annual State of the Judiciary address tomorrow.
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Passengers stranded with cars aboard the Matanuska were told to be off by the end of Friday,
Ketchikan considers allowing tour operators to share traditionally locals-only spaces,
the state agrees to pay the family of a man who died while being held at Lemon Creek Correctional Center in 2015,
and Alaska State Troopers recover the bodies of five people killed in a small plane crash in Southwest Alaska.
In 16 years with the Alaska Marine Highway, Matanuska substitute Capt. Gabriel Baylous has dealt with his fair share of mechanical problems, but there was always another ferry to pick up the slack. Not this time.
Chinese tourism to Alaska has grown more than 70% since 2013, according to Alaska Travel Industry Association data.