KTOO’s midday newscast for Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. In this newscast:
electronics larger than cell phones must be put in bins with nothing on top or beneath for X-ray screening, under new rules;
the Mexican consulate in Seattle will send officials to Alaska next week to assist with Mexican passports;
an environmental group has filed notice that it will sue the federal government over its rejection of Pacific walrus as a threatened or endangered species; and
Doyon Ltd. is considering drilling a fourth well 50 miles west of Fairbanks.
KTOO’s midday newscast for Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. In this newscast:
Nearly every Alaskan woke up $1,100 richer today, thanks to this year’s permanent fund dividends;
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released Armstrong Energy’s plans for its billion-plus-barrel Nanushuk oil project; and
the Pentagon is injecting $440 million more into missile defense to counter North Korea’s accelerating push for a nuclear armed-missile capable of hitting the U.S.