President Trump addressed troops at Alaska’s Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on his way back from a summit with Kim Jong Un. Alaska’s oil production could see a bump as new fields come on line on the North Slope. The City and Borough of Juneau wants to explore expanding port infrastructure to allow more cruise ships to connect to the city’s electric grid. Sitka Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins says that residents fearful over the governor’s proposed budget should focus their advocacy efforts on Republican senators, who will have the power to override the governor’s vetoes come May. Juneau’s Ernestine Saankalaxt’ Hayes will remain Alaska’s writer laureate a little longer than expected while the State Council on the Arts chooses the next writer to hold the title.
In this newscast: The Alaska Legislature’s top budget analyst says it’s unrealistic for lawmakers to vet and make decisions on Gov. Dunleavy’s budget proposal during the regular session.How Alaskans feel about the governor’s proposed budget has a lot to do with how they make their living and their views on the size of government. The U.S. House voted to cancel President Trump’s declaration of emergency to fund construction of a wall along the southern border. The Senate still must vote on the issue. There’s still no plan to remove the abandoned tugboat sitting in Juneau’s Gastineau Channel, but the city is sending a crew out this week to remove water from the boat so it stays afloat.