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.
In this newscast: Rep. Justin Parish announces he won’t run for reelection, the Juneau Assembly quadruples fines for idling in the active loading zone at the airport, the Alaska Airlines and Virgin America merger hits a crescendo, and jury selection in the Mark Anthony De Simone murder trial begins Wednesday.
In this newscast: The Alaska Legislature adopts a two-year school funding bill, a legislative attorney and the state’s attorney general are at odds about the constitutionality of a bond proposal, the head of the federal Denali Commission is stepping down at the end of the week, dangerous drugs have gone missing from Bartlett Regional Hospital, and Anchorage officials have certified the results of their first vote-by-mail election.
In this newscast: State lawmakers propose a raffle to benefit schools and PFD donations to the state treasury, all residents and pets are accounted for after a Monday night fire in downtown Juneau, ConocoPhillips announces three new oil discoveries on the North Slope, and entry fees at Denali National Park are going up by $5.
“The building’s definitely not a loss. We don’t have a dollar estimate yet,” said Fire Chief Rich Etheridge. “It’s really heavy smoke throughout the whole thing, so, they’re probably not going to want to stay in here for a couple of days until they can get it cleaned up and get the odors down.”
In this newscast: The state Senate is set to debate the operating budget, The Juneau Empire and two sister papers in Alaska are sold again, and the Foghorn Stringband is in town for the Alaska Folk Festival and plays an impromptu outdoor Red Carpet Concert.
In this newscast: Gov. Walker’s climate change team meets in Fairbanks, state lawmakers shoot down a midwife’s board confirmation over her Planned Parenthood work history, and Sitka National Historical Park and the Sitka Tribe of Alaska team up to offer summer Tlingit culture programs.
In this newscast: The Alaska Supreme Court says the Democratic Party can let independents run in their primaries, an Alaska Native language emergency resolution moves through the Legislature, distilleries get a few more months of cocktail mixing because of a public notice foul-up, commercial salmon trollers in Southeast are tied up this month because of salmon conservation concerns, and a high wind warning remains in effect in downtown Juneau and Douglas.