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.
In this newscast: Juneau city officials meet with Gov. Mike Dunleavy privately to discuss local priorities, more than two dozen Matanuska passengers remain stranded in Juneau awaiting repairs for the ferry, the Governor speaks to business leaders in Juneau about his hopes for the future and state transportation officials organize a caravan to allow stranded Skagway residents to return home.
The meeting to discuss local issues and priorities with Gov. Mike Dunleavy was originally advertised as a public Juneau Assembly meeting, but city officials changed their minds.
In this newscast: An Anchorage judge halts the campaign to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy once again, the Juneau police officer who shot and killed a man last month is back at work after being on leave, oral arguments began this week in the lawsuit over Sitka Sound’s herring fishery, Gov. Mike Dunleavy plans a trip to Wrangell and a plane evacuating Americans from Wuhan, China stops briefly in Anchorage.
The raffle is designed to raise money for K-12 education by allowing Alaskans to donate a portion of their permanent fund dividends to enter.
In this newscast:
State regulators approve licenses for Alaska’s first two marijuana dispensaries to allow on-site consumption,
North Pole Rep. Tammie Wilson announces her resignation from the Alaska Legislature after 10 years,
and a look at avalanche conditions and safety tips in the Juneau area.
Back in October, Corrections Commissioner Nancy Dahlstrom said Alaska’s prison population had ballooned after a law that enforces stricter sentencing went into effect.
At the end of last year’s legislative session, Juneau found itself on the hook for more than $5 million in cost shifts from the state.
The National Weather Service in Juneau reported gusts of more than 100 mph in downtown Thursday morning.