In this newscast: a record number of COVID-19 deaths in Alaska, a big airport grant for Juneau, jury trials resume, the ‘Into the Wild’ bus finds a new home, and more.
In this newscast: The Glory Hall is closed, more on that fatal brown bear attack in Wrangell-St. Elias, an explanation of Ballot Measure 2 and a ferry system update from SE Conference.
In this newscast: a brown bear killed an alpaca at the zoo, a month of in-person schooling in the Mat-Su Borough, F-16 fighter jets make an emergency landing in Bethel and more.
In this newscast: Sen. Lisa Murkowksi backtracks comments saying she would not support President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Sen. Dan Sullivan says he looks forward to voting on Trump’s SCOTUS nominee, only one person called in to a comment at a public hearing about ballot Measure 2, secret videos show Pebble Mine executives discussing working with Donlin Gold, Southeast Alaska won’t have a commercial red king crab fishery again this yea and conservation groups seek to stall a liquefied natural gas project in Alaska.
In this newscast: What Juneau voters need to know about this year’s local by mail election, Juneau mourners held a silent vigil Saturday for late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and researchers discuss rapid melting at the Malaspina Glacier.
In this newscast: It’s been four months since Alaska communities started receiving money from the state’s share of federal COVID-19 relief but one in four communities haven’t claimed the money yet; Alaskans living in the tiny village of Hyder are chafing against Canada’s border rules that restrict travel to much of the outside world; Race officials say the 2021 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is still on. 61 mushers have already signed up for the 1,000 mile competition.
In this newscast: The developers of the proposed Pebble Mine aired an ad on Fox News last night, and it seems to have hit home with one viewer in the White House; While commercial salmon fisheries in Southeast are looking to be a bust this year, that’s not the case for the Dungeness crab; The brand new village of Mertarvik is one step closer to having a commercial runway; Selling or giving away Alaska’s state-run ferry fleet is not a viable option; Shell Offshore Inc. has submitted plans to drill for oil in state waters off the North Slope.
In this newscast: Enrollment is down at the University of Alaska Southeast but not as much as university officials were expecting; This summer is shaping up to be one of the worst ever in recent memory for bears in Juneau; The U.S. Forest Service wants a do-over for an old growth timber sale that was halted by a federal court; Residents in Ketchikan woke up to hazy skies as a result of smoke from wildfires burning in the Lower 48.
In this newscast: Six years after his death, Tlingit photographer Cyril George’s family donated a vast photo collection with the goal of making them available to the public; The debate over a permanent home for Juneau’s cold weather shelter was put to rest last night when the Assembly rejected all of the proposals for new locations; It looks like there’s a growing cottage industry for private tutoring in Juneau. One woman shared some insights about her new tutoring gig.
In this newscast: Bars in Juneau closed for indoor service on Saturday following a spike in residents testing positive for COVID-19; Petersburg Borough assembly is considering writing an opinion on a draft senate bill that would give federal land to five Southeast communities; Over the weekend, teams scoured the scorched earth at the Kodiak Pacific Spaceport to recover what’s left Astra’s 3.1 rocket; Anchorage will receive federal support to aid in the suppression of the coronavirus outbreak among its homeless population.