In this newscast: Alaska House Speaker Bryce Edgmon says his caucus is waiting to hear from Rep. Zach Fansler on calls to resign after allegations that he assaulted a woman who denied his sexual advances, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is one of only two Republicans to vote against a bill to ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and local weather.
In this newscast: The state ferry Columbia will be out of rotation for at least another week for repairs, state lawmakers release a draft update to its sexual and other workplace harassment policies, and Alaska is sending 10 cross country skiers to the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month.
In this newscast: Why the early morning earthquake triggered such small tsunamis, the Juneau Assembly advances annexation plans over protest and with no one making the case for why, and state auditors recommend dissolving a state tourism marketing board for another model.
In this newscast: Gov. Bill Walker uses tough language in his State of the State address calling for a timely budget, Fishermen advocate for some surgical action to protect low king salmon, and two people went to the hospital after an SUV they were in flipped onto its roof on Seward Street.
In this newscast: No injuries or major damage after a house fire in the Behrends neighborhood, Gov. Walker proposes legislation to toughen up on drug distribution, North Pole Rep. Tammie Wilson defies a leadership directive to attend harassment training, and organizers behind a ballot initiative to protect salmon habitat submit 50,000 signatures to elections officials.
In this newscast: Juneau’s airport manager explains how a small plane was forced to land on its belly, a 50-year-old man is found dead in campus housing at the University of Alaska Southeast, and Alaska’s attorney general joins 18 others in a memo seeking banking accommodations for states with legalized marijuana.
In this newscast: The Juneau Assembly rolls back protections in the building codes for eagles’ nests, the small ferry LeConte misses its Juneau-Haines sailings because of nasty weather, new bills to enshrine Alaska Permanent Fund dividends gum up efforts to balance the state’s budget, and Southeast Alaska is under gale warning with gusts forecast up to 55 knots.
In this newscast: Juneau and outgoing police Lt. Kris Sell wrap up the first Year of Kindness, Alaska’s justice system transitions to a new bail system that’s not based on cash, the family of a woman in a wheelchair who died from an escalator injury is suing Alaska Airlines, and locals ring in the new year with a mass dip into Auke Rec.
In this newscast: King salmon in three Southeast Alaska watersheds are labeled “stocks of concern,” Southeast is due for new fisheries proposals at next month’s Board of Fisheries meeting, Ed Schoefeld recaps Southeast Alaska’s biggest stories for 2017, and an Italian company begins the first oil exploration project in Arctic federal waters since 2015.