KTOO’s midday newscast for Thursday, Aug. 31, 2018 In this newscast:
Alaska is exploring options for conducting elections after 2018;
Gov. Bill Walker signed a bipartisan letter urging Congress to stabilize individual health insurance markets;
Alaska’s state and local governments could save roughly $200 million a year if the state formed a health care authority; and
The U.S. Interior Department inspector general dropped its inquiry into whether the Interior secretary threatened to retaliate against Sen. Lisa Murkowski.
KTOO’s midday newscast for 24, August, 2017:
Juneau’s state representatives said the Legislature accompished some good this year, but the lack of a long-term plan to balance the state’s budget was a major disappointment;
A Utah man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to first-degree murder in the July death of his wife in an Alaska cruise ship;
One of two residents of a downtown Juneau house raided this month pleaded not guilty to a drug conspiracy charge; and
It’s rained enough in Ketchikan the past couple of days that fish are swimming across the road.