In this newscast: Hundreds rally at the Capitol for the ferry system, another Dunleavy administration appointee withdraws amid controversy, a national advocate for limiting money’s influence in politics tours Alaska, subsistence interests on the North Slope await the Interior Department’s Arctic offshore oil and gas lease sale plan, and traditional food enthusiasts advocate for seal oil’s inclusion on the menu in public facilities.
In this newscast: State health officials propose $225 million in state Medicaid cuts, Guardian Flight recovers the cockpit voice recorder from its crashed plane, Gov. Mike Dunleavy announces a fiscal policy tour — with many events hosted by a conservative political organization, Republican members of a House education budget committee walk out in protest of what they said was a lack of transparency, and the public trashes the governor’s appointee to head the Department of Environmental Conservation.
In this newscast: The Alaska House of Representatives creates a new committee on tribal affairs, conservation interests lose a lawsuit affecting Chilkat Valley mineral exploration, Pebble mine opponents gear up in Washington state, and a UAF researcher makes a discovery that could increase computer memory storage 10-fold.
In this newscast: The Forest Service moves forward with a major Tongass timber sale, an expensive scientific state study comparing hatchery salmon with wild salmon comes under scrutiny, more than 100 people rally in Anchorage in a global climate strike, commercial halibut and black cod fisheries open as king salmon trolling closes, and the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery goes on two-hour notice on Sunday.
In this newscast: The City and Borough of Juneau has worked out an agreement with the cruise industry over how it can spend passenger taxes, Alaska’s senators in Washington split their vote over President Donald Trump’s border wall emergency, Congressman Don Young asks the Army surgeon general to investigate suicides at Fort Wainwright, rural communities weigh in on potential changes to road-building rules in the Tongass, and House officials announce plans to hold public meetings across the state on the state budget.
In this newscast: Local officials and residents weigh in on the proposed state budget’s local impact at two town halls, Alaska’s Energy Desk breaks down impacts and fairness arguments over who’s entitled to North Slope property tax revenue, and Bethel musher Pete Kaiser wins the Iditarod.
In this newscast: President Donald Trump signs Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s far-reaching lands bill into law, Juneau residents are likely to continue paying higher electricity rates because of low water levels, Gov. Michael Dunleavy’s administration proposes selling off the Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka, Homer city officials write the governor to explore tax changes to balance the state’s budget, a helicopter rescues three men off an ice floe near Nome, Bethel musher Pete Kaiser takes the lead in the Iditarod with 77 miles to go, and a record number of Alaskans turn out to testify about ferry service.