In this newscast: House lawmakers continue debating the state operating budget for a third day, attorneys in a cruise ship murder case fight over how the defendant’s blood will be handled, Congress’s latest federal funding bill doesn’t include riders relaxing limits on Tongass logging, and the National Weather Service issues a high wind warning for Juneau and Douglas.
Stories include road crews taking steps to reopen Hatcher Pass road, sports fishing groups are opposed Board of Fisheries nominee Duncan Fields, grandson is held in the beating death of Perryville man, former Tuluksak teacher is sentenced for child pornography,…
In this newscast: Philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says he’s discovered the wreckage of the World War II-ear USS Juneau, the Juneau Assembly pivots toward selling its Hurlock Avenue property, the Kodiak Launch Complex readies for its first commercial space flight launch in April, and Fairbanks’ mayor defends a decision to demolish a historic Masonic Temple for safety.
In this newscast: The top official overseeing Alaska’s national forests will retire in April, Fred Meyer says it will stop selling guns and ammunition altogether and child welfare workers in Southeast Alaska report an increase in referrals for child abuse and neglect.
In this newscast: An Alaska Airlines pilot who says she was drugged and raped by a colleague sues her employer, Juneau’s Aquatics Board gets extended another year, Wrangell declares a drinking water emergency with only a month’s supply left, and one of the nation’s last Blockbuster’s in North Pole announces it will shutter in April.
In this newscast: Federal regulators lay out a timeline for its review of the Alaska LNG megaproject that could lead to construction in 2020, a break in the weather lets rescuers resume searching for two missing Mendenhall Towers climbers, a trial is set for February 2019 for a man accused of a 2015 double murder in Juneau, and Norwegian musher Joar Ulsom develops a commanding lead in the Iditarod with only 77 miles to go.
In this newscast: The search continues for two climbers missing who did not return from the Mendenhall Towers last week, Juneau will now be allowed to take part in negotiations over whether a Canadian power company can buy the city’s electric utility and student leaders from two Juneau high schools vote to send the new district mascot back to the drawing board.