In this newscast: Closing arguments wrap and jury deliberations begin in Mark DeSimone’s homicide trial, the state Senate passes a capital budget bill that revives the Juneau Access Project and Knik Arm bridge, a new exhibit in Skagway commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the sinkning of the Princess Sophia, Alaskan Tara MacLean Sweeney faces confirmation in the U.S. Senate, and PBS announces a new kids’ show to with an Alaska Native lead character.
In this newscast: State lawmakers reach a tentative compromise on how to draw permanent fund earnings for state government, an ombudsman report identifies major problems and a backlog of public assistance applications insurmountable without more staff, local fire investigators identify the cause of a boat condo explosion and fire, and SECON plans quarry blasting in the Lemon Creek area on Thursday.
In this newscast: The Alaska Legislature puts out a compromise bill to use permanent fund earnings for state operations, Alaska-based soldiers advising their counterparts in Afghanistan are rotating back from deployment, the state wants the public to weigh in on how to spend Volkswagen settlement money, and smoke drifts into downtown Juneau from a controlled burn off Thane Road.
In this newscast: An Anchorage court hears a lawsuit from youths suing the state for action on climate change, updates from the Mark DeSimone murder trial, the Alaska Legislature urges the feds to respect the state’s marijuana laws, and a state trooper based in Soldotna is arrested for attempted sexual abuse of a minor.
In this newscast: The latest local homelessness data, budget pressure may end JDHS’s automotive technical program, the Coast Guard announces new ships to be home ported in Alaska, the salmon habitat protection ballot initiative goes to the Alaska Supreme Court, and the Alaska Legislature adopts a new sexual harassment and other workplace harassment policy.