In this newscast: Alaska’s attorney general and the Legislature’s top lawyer tee up a constitutional powers debate over special session locations, Juneau’s Willoughby District gets renamed the Aak’w Village District, the EPA reconsiders an Obama-era proposal to block the proposed Pebble Mine, and a UAF professor warns Congress about data security concerns in Chinese-made tech dominating commercial drone market.
In this newscast: Alaskans weigh in on the Pebble mine as the public comment deadline approaches for its Army Corps of Engineers permit, state lawmakers grant themselves back pay in conflict with the intent of a law that tried to bar it for failing to timely pass an operating budget, and Juneau teens hold the first youth Pride party as part of Pride Week.
In this newscast: Legislative leaders defy Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s special session call to Wasilla in favor of Juneau, the Alaska Marine Highway System plans to tie up the ferry Columbia this winter to save money, a video posted to Facebook of the cruise ship Eurodam closely passing a pod of humpback whales near Juneau triggers a NOAA investigation, the Tlingit and Muckleshoot voice actress behind the title character in “Molly of Denali” answers questions at the show’s world premiere, the Peninsula Oilers summer collegiate baseball team is in jeopardy due to declining revenue, Taku River levels are rising from a glacial dam release.
In this newscast:
The Legislative Affairs Agency provides cost estimates for the July special session,
lawmakers authorize a lawsuit against the Dunleavy administration over education funding,
the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority proposes short-term financing to incentivize work at Ketchikan’s shipyard,
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski remains noncommittal about her stance on Pebble Mine, and
increasingly bad Arctic ice conditions are hamstringing polar bear researchers.
In this newscast: Three Alaskans lose their appeal for victim status in the Carnival Corp. pollution settlement, Gov. Dunleavy addresses the Legislature’s permanent fund working group, federal authorities’ tally of dead gray whales in Alaska waters reaches 10, Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov visits Sitka, the former manager of the Bergmann Hotel is sentenced to 10 years in prison for selling methamphetamine in Juneau, Republican senators in Oregon face daily fines for fleeing the statehouse to avoid a vote on what could be the nation’s second statewide cap-and-trade law, and federal research in Washington state confirms that marijuana use doubled over three years after legal pot stores opened there.
In this newscast: The U.S. House passes a spending bill with a sentence that would sideline permitting for Pebble Mine, sites contaminated with harmful chemicals plague rural Alaska, and residents of a Norwegian island in the Artic petition to go “time-free” for summer.
In this newscast: the latest on the permanent fund dividend debate, a new report ranks Alaska at or near the bottom among the states for how kids and teens are doing, the widow of a Juneau shooting victim the shooter exchange words at a sentencing hearing, an Indiana man accused of catfishing an Anchorage teen in an Anchorage murder and child pornography scheme now faces a murder charge himself, GCI announces it’s building a new 5G wireless network in Anchorage, and Amazon is enlarging its jet fleet to speed up deliveries.
In this newscast: Three Alaskans appeal for victim status in the federal Carnival Corp. pollution case, the man convicted of killing Duilio Antonio “Tony” Rosales at an Excursion Inlet cabin site is sentenced, the Alaska Supreme Court rules that the state’s sex offender registry violates offenders’ due process rights, a Wrangell sport fisherman spots a dead gray whale that NOAA wants help locating, researchers are recruiting in Southeast Alaska for a study of indigenous people’s DNA for possible effects of trauma linked to European colonization, authorities investigate a soldier’s death during a training exercise near Fort Wainwright, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District reports the highest employee turnover on record, ConocoPhillips announces it’s buying 21,000 acres for potential oil development in the western North Slope, Eaglecrest Ski Area floats ideas to develop summer attractions for cruise ship visitors, and Oregon is poised to adopt a major cap-and-trade policy to combat greenhouse gas emissions.
In this newscast: Demonstrators from Angoon protest the City and Borough of Juneau’s annexation petition, a complaint to the state fire marshal’s office may put a stop to an annual amateur fireworks show in Douglas this Independence Day, an air quality survey being conducted in downtown Juneau this summer looks at the impact of cruise ship emissions and an environmental group sues the federal government for not setting aside habitat for two species of arctic seals.
In this newscast: Gov. Mike Dunleavy calls the Alaska Legislature into a second special session in July, U.S. Senators from Alaska and three other U.S. states urge stronger regulatory oversight in British Columbia over trans-boundary mining, Alaska’s attorney general hails a federal ruling over a disputed road easement in Southeast Alaska, the U.S. Air Force and Marines begin construction on a new village for the residents of Newtok and Bristol Bay fisherman voice their opposition to Pebble Mine with a unique form of protest.