This address marks a partial return to normalcy for the annual speech, which he delivered remotely from his office in Anchorage last year due to the pandemic.
In this newscast: Leaders in the Alaska Legislature outline their hopes for the session; The trial begins over Alaska’s newly redrawn political boundaries; Nome is getting $250 million in federal funding for a deep water port; Juneau’s hospital is straining from its caseload and sick health care workers; A Juneau pediatrician died unexpectedly; A Curious Juneau listener asks why so many streetlights have taken on a purple hue
In this newscast: Heavy rain this weekend may cause flooding and avalanches; Juneau is giving away free home COVID-19 test kits again; Riverbend Elementary School will be closed for weeks; Juneau attorney Libby Bakalar won her lawsuit against Gov. Mike Dunleavy over free speech and wrongful termination; The Army Corps of Engineers commits to cleaning up 800 tons of contaminated material on an Aleutian Island
The city recently got a shipment of 26,000 kits. There’s a limit of two kits per family.
City staff are proposing an amendment to Juneau’s existing Long Range Waterfront Plan that kills a marina concept and makes way for a new cruise ship dock.
All Eaglecrest employees got a pay bump. So far this season, the ski area has had record revenue.
Most of these medications are being held for people with mild and moderate cases of COVID-19 — but at the highest risk of developing a severe case.
The roofs of at least two buildings in Juneau have failed, apparently due to heavy snow loads. Emergency responders confirmed both buildings were vacant.
In this newscast: Icy, hazardous conditions disrupt life all over Juneau; Another top-level Bartlett Reginal Hospital employee resigns; Juneau’s omicron wave of COVID-19 continues; The new COVID-19 variant is changing how the state gauges risk; Pre-filed bills aim to limit political campaign donations, limit legislators’ pay and change who runs the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp.; Alaska’s longest serving magistrate loses his job over writing partisan letters to the editor; Marine mammal biologists share lessons from their experience trying to nurse sick beluga whales back to health
Then, the snowpack could get dangerously rain-soaked if the weather abruptly shifts as forecast next week.