In this newscast: A Ketchikan company wins a first-of-its-kind second growth logging contract on Kosciusko Island in the Tongass National Forest, environmentalists sound the alarm on a congressional budget maneuver that could open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, and the journal Science reports nearly 300 species of sea creatures from Japan hitchhiked to the Unites States’ Pacific Coast on tsunami debris.
In this newscast: Anchorage is hit by an outbreak of mumps, state wildlife troopers investigate a black bear shot dead outside the Mendenhall Mall, 60 members of Alaska’s Air National Guard deploy overseas to combat the Islamic State, king salmon sport fishing reopens in much of Southeast Alaska, and the National Weather Service issues a special weather statement forecasting 3 to 5 inches of heavy rain into Wednesday night.
In this newscast:
A local mine executive asks the Juneau Assembly to back off a resolution on transboundary mining and it does,
a Portland businessman bids $300,000 for the ferry Taku to turn it into a hotel, and
neighbors of the resident who’s chickens were attacked by a bear that was put down call for tougher chicken keeping rules.
In this newscast: Local authorities say two men are dead after a house fire in downtown Juneau on Sunday, Juneau’s food security was one presenter’s topic at Juneau’s annual Safety and Preparedness Expo, Gov. Bill Walker says he’s adding a criminal justice bill to the October special session docket, and a Chilkat robe makes it way home to Sitka from Vermont.
In this newscast: The trial date is set for a Juneau murder defendant representing himself in court, Juneau’s Housing First grand opening gets delayed another week at least, a state wildlife trooper kills a brown bear raiding a chicken coop near Tee Harbor, and a federal bankruptcy judge OKs the sale of the Alaska Dispatch News.
A political group registers to influence the Juneau municipal election on restoring a senior sales tax break, the trial date for a Juneau man accused of kicking another man to death at a downtown transit center gets pushed back, and Congressman Don Young stirs up trouble in the House and then apologizes.
In this newscast: The latest standardized test scores show Alaska students aren’t doing well, the state of Alaska and ExxonMobil continue fighting over the massive Point Thomson natural gas field on the North Slope, Forest Service researchers find out they had misidentified a benign native fungus for an invasive spruce bud blight in Southeast Alaska, a Labor Day landslide shuts down a major road artery in Sitka, and Fairbanks records its first freezing temperatures of the fall.