In this newscast: Kiana Rep. Dean Westlake announces his resignation amid mounting sexual harassment allegations, the Affordable Care Act deadline to sign up for health insurance on the federal marketplace hits, Juneau officials prepare another quarter million dollars for defending the city against a cruise industry lawsuit, state corrections officials seek more flexibility in prisoner furlough decisions, and a Fairbanks marijuana edibles manufacturer faces several allegations including selling moldy products.
KTOO’s midday newscast for Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. A federal report says a cruise ship’s navigators are to blame for a 2016 crash into a Ketchikan dock, and
Four Alaska wild firefighters are working on blazes in southern California, and
The Alaska Division of Elections has denied the Alaska Republican Party’s request to block three incumbent House Republicans from running in the party’s primaries.
In this newscast: The Office of Special Prosecutions says it won’t prosecute Wasilla Sen. David Wilson for slapping a reporter in May, a natural gas pipeline in Russia competing with the Alaska LNG project makes its first delivery, Anchorage hits an all-time high for its annual homicide count, and the National Weather Service predicts another 2.5 to 3.5 inches of heavier rain to come.
In this newscast: The National Weather Service reports record-breaking temperatures for December, the Alaska House Majority Coalition calls for representative to resign amid sexual harassment allegations and volunteers hope to make makeshift soup kitchen at Downtown Transit Center a weekly event.
KTOO’s midday newscast for Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 Wasilla Republican State Sen. David Wilson says the video of a June incident shows that he did not sexually harass a female legislative staffer;
Two men are still missing in Gastineau Channel; and
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has been appointed to the conference committee that will reconcile the House and Senate versions of the tax bill.
In this newscast: U.S. Rep. Don Young gets a seat on the conference committee rewriting federal tax policy, the clinic at Juneau’s Housing First complex opens and admits its first patient, and a 5-year-old boy in Anchorage dies after shooting himself with a gun he found in a bedroom nightstand.