An oil company is proposing building an artificial island in the Beaufort Sea to support drilling operations, the jury in the Christopher Strawn case return with a guilty verdict in the 2015 murder case, and a preview of the Alaska Federation of Natives convention.
In newscast: The House Speaker says they plan to conduct legislative business in Juneau in the upcoming special legislative session, a judge has ruled that independents can run in the Democratic Party primary, the Juneau Assembly has sent a proposed sales tax break for seniors back to committee, local school officials are working on getting money for major roof repairs, and the prosecution has rested its case in the Christopher Strawn homicide trial.
In this newscast: The City and Borough of Juneau asks state regulators for more time to weigh in on the local electric utility’s acquisition by a Canadian company, a proposed ballot measure to curb lawmakers’ pay when a budget isn’t passed is cleared for signature gathering, an Anchorage judge overrules Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott to clear a ballot measure aimed at protecting salmon for signature gathering, Juneau’s three state lawmakers announce a town hall to be held this week, and Norway’s ambassador to the United States visits Petersburg and awards a local woman the Medal of St. Olav.
In this newscast: A former Juneau resident who now lives in Las Vegas gives his take on the mass shooting, jury selection is underway in the Christopher Strawn murder retrial, Anchorage Rep. Chris Birch requests this month special session be held in Anchorage instead of Juneau, and new public art is installed on Juneau’s downtown waterfront.