In this newscast: House lawmakers introduce a new bill for full permanent fund dividends with a catch, the National Transportation Safety Board releases its preliminary report on the fatal May 13 plane collision near Ketchikan, a runner reports encountering a charging brown bear on the Salmon Creek trail, the biggest cruise ship to ever visit Alaska stops in Sitka for the first time, five out of 14 wells in Yakutat test positive for chemical contamination, the Anchorage Assembly adopts a climate action plan, and a correction to yesterday’s story on chronic nuisance properties.
In this newscast: Another Taquan Air plane crashes with two fatalities, abortion rights supporters rally in the capital, lawyers for the Dunleavy administration and the Legislature debate who has the power of the purse, city officials look into an ordinance to fine property owners for excessive police calls, Alaska-based fighter jets intercept a six Russian military aircraft, a Washington man gets sentenced for trying to go through Juneau airport security with a loaded handgun, and the taste of the latest Red Carpet Concert with the band Snow Children.
In this newscast: A Juneau Assembly committee considers property tax tweaks in anticipation of state cuts, the Treadwell Ditch Trail gets a big grant for major renovations, time-critical mail with public comments for Department of Natural Resources about a Haines-area mineral exploration project bounces back, and the Sierra Club organizes ANWR drilling opponents at four major oil companies’ annual meetings.
In this newscast: U.S. Senate Energy Committee discusses carbon emissions, carbon capture and carbon taxes, state lawmakers settle on an Alaska Marine Highway System funding figure in budget negotiations, Alaska transportation officials are considering hiring Royal Canadian Mounted Police to keep a British Columbia ferry terminal open, a state judge throws out a Pebble-backed lawsuit against a regional seafood development association in Bristol Bay, the village of Solomon pursues city status and a 100 percent renewable energy goal, a sample of Whitehorse songwriter Sarah Hamilton’s Red Carpet Concert, and why cruise ship passengers are going to North Pole.
In this newscast: State lawmakers close in on a compromise criminal justice bill to repeal Senate Bill 91, the Legislature passes a bill to restore alcohol licensing at recreational sites like ski areas and fairs, how seafood marketers and timber businesses are coping with the trade war with China, locals in Ketchikan pour in support after Monday’s plane crash, and the U.S. House passes a bill clearing a legal cloud over a particular land right Alaska tribes have sought.
In this newscast: Authorities identify the six people killed in Monday’s mid-air collision near Ketchikan, a bill clears the Alaska House to protect the site of a former World War II internment camp for Alaska Natives at Funter Bay, Skagway residents look into starting a locally governed ferry service for Upper Lynn Canal, the FBI says it found an illegal machine gun part and silencers int he possession of an Anchorage man with social media posts calling for violence against minorities, Washington state health officials confirm four more people with measles, all of whom had passed through SeaTac Airport, and get a taste of the hip-hop duo Radiophonic Jazz in the latest Red Carpet Concert.
In this newscast: Major issues remain outstanding at the end of the Alaska Legislature’s 120th day in session, updates on Monday’s floatplane collision near Ketchikan that killed four people, Klukwan and green interests appeal in a mineral exploration case, cleanup event organizers in Anchorage weigh safety risks of sending volunteers around homeless encampments, and former Ketchikan Rep. Bill Williams dies at age 75.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleges Club Demonstration Services denied a Juneau employee extra bathroom breaks to accommodate her medical condition in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
In this newscast: Two floatplanes crash near Ketchikan, what ex-criminals and re-entry experts say repealing Senate Bill 91 will do, state officials install air quality monitors around downtown Juneau to measure cruise ship emissions, the company that employs the people who give out samples in Costco face an employment discrimination lawsuit centered on a Juneau woman, and Dr. Al Gross announces interest in running for U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan’s seat as an independent.