In this newscast: Juneau’s Foodland store was evacuated for a gas leak, warm ocean temperatures are coming faster than scientists thought, AK House Republicans have voted to confirm Rep. Tammie Wilson’s replacement, and Alaska’s geoduck clam fishery remains closed during coronavirus outbreak
In this newscast: Signature gathering for the campaign to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy is about to begin, the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center is getting closer to being updated, REAL ID’s are a REAL hassle for rural Alaskans, and Ketchikan’s city council isn’t excited about the state’s plans to replace the Ocean Rangers.
In this newscast: governor calls for a state lottery and a new dividend-land exchange program during his 2020 State of the State address; VPSO working group presents their findings to the Alaska House Public Safety Finance Subcommittee; and mayors of Pelican and Tenakee Springs shocked and dismayed by lack of service in the proposed summer ferry schedule.
In this newscast: the Legislature failed to override the governor’s vetoes, coronavirus, longtime finance director David Teal has been replaced, substance abuse costs the state $3.5 billion.
In this newscast: The state has dropped plans to move Alaskan inmates to out-of-state prisons; water pressure at Juneau’s Thunder Mountain mobile home park dropped to a trickle earlier this month and some residents say they’re frustrated with how the situation was handled; and limited ferry service for Southeast Alaska communities this summer; some will be completely cut off.
In this newscast, Senate majority strips three Republicans of their leadership positions on the first day of the legislative session; lawmakers get sobering news about the budget; House lawmakers held a hearing on the first day of the session to galvanize support for the ferry system; and inclement weather kept census workers out of Toksook Bay until afternoon on the first day of the U.S. Census
Realizing time was running short, Steele says he thought of the two things many Alaskans would: cold weather gear and his dog, Phil.
The U.S. Senate is holding a trial on the impeachment of President Trump, who is accused by the U.S. House of abusing his power and obstructing Congress.
In this newscast: Juneau’s state lawmakers met with city staff and Assembly members to talk about the start of the legislative session; the story of a strange case the state Supreme Court decided in the fall; the RCA agreed to hold a six-hour public hearing on the Hilcorp-BP deal, denying a request by the companies to skip one; and prosecutors in Nevada have dismissed all charges against a former Alaska political consultant who was accused of assaulting his former fiancee.
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