Gov. Dunleavy has reversed himself and declared support for subsidized broadband internet for rural libraries and a free service allowing online tutors for students. The governor had previously vetoed the $809,200 in funding.
In this newscast: Organizers of the campaign to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy push through an early signature gathering threshold, the Online With Libraries program and a free remote tutoring service get a reprieve from the governor’s budget cuts, the daughter of the late state Sen. Chris Birch applies to fill his seat, renowned Alaska Native languages linguist Michael Krauss dies, some of the creators behind “Molly of Denali” hold a vocal acting workshop in Juneau, and scientists in southern California test an underwater whale listening station intended to signal ship captains and reduce collisions.
The daughter of recently-deceased state Sen. Chris Birch, Tali Birch Kindred, is seeking to fill his seat in the Alaska Senate, according to documents she filed with state regulators Friday.