Newscast – Friday, Feb. 23, 2024

The Alaska House passed a wide-ranging, bipartisan education bill late Thursday night, federal education officials say Alaska owes millions in state funding to Juneau, Kenai and North Slope schools, city leaders say residents aren’t applying for grants to promote the construction of mother-in-law apartments and the Anchorage School District reversed course Tuesday night, opting to keep elementary art classes that were slated to be cut in order to balance the budget. 

Newscast – Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024

In this newscast: Juneau lawmakers introduce bills that would double the amount of disaster aid Alaska can give homeowners; Juneau residents have until March 25 to give feedback on marine passenger fee project proposals; Dancers in Wrangell celebrate Elizabeth Peratrovich Day with a televised performance

Newscast – Wednesday, February 21, 2024

In this newscast: The Juneau School Board could consolidate the town’s two high schools to help address the budget deficit for next year, but students rallied on Tuesday in opposition to the way they proposed to split up the students; Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued an executive order that would bring big changes to a board that oversees Alaska’s ferry system

Newscast – Tuesday, February 20, 2024

In this newscast: A new study shows that some surveys of pollock abundance in the Gulf of Alaska may not account for the way that fish are responding to climate change; Sitkans shared feedback with SEARHC about the fall closure of its Medicare-certified home health department, after months of trying; The Alaska Federation of Natives have announced plans for Julie Kitka to step aside as president before this fall’s convention

Newscast – Monday, Feb. 19, 2024

In this newscast: The Juneau School District is facing a $9.7 million deficit for the next fiscal year. District leaders are considering closing schools to balance the budget; Nellie Moore was a broadcast journalist who left a big footprint in Alaska and beyond. She died this month at the age of 69

Newscast – Friday, Feb. 16, 2024

In this newscast: Today is Elizabeth Peratrovich Day; A new city proposal could look at whale stress levels, funded by cruise ship money; Attorneys for the only Native reservation in Alaska presented arguments this week in federal court in a lawsuit over fishing rights

Newscast – Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024

In this newscast: State legislators remain divided on how much to increase state education funding; Fishermen oppose a bill that would allow electronic monitoring in state fisheries; Alaska’s U.S. senators support foreign aid for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan

Newscast – Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024

In this newscast: A Chilkat robe that could be hundreds of years old was purchased at auction ate last year by a group of donors and given to Sealaska Heritage Institute for Chilkat weavers to study; The U.S. Forest Service has decided where seven new recreation cabins will be built in Southeast Alaska in the next two years; U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski introduced a bill to support coastal communities

Newscast – Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024

Newscast: The Juneau Assembly moved forward with a plan to expand city bus services during the tourist-heavy summer months; They’ve also asked city staff to move forward with a Telephone Hill redevelopment plan that would demolish the neighborhood’s historic homes; U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and Representative Mary Peltola introduced legislation that would forego a unique restriction in ANSCA; A new episode of Tongass Voices: Juneau Musician Anna Mahanor

Newscast – Monday, Feb. 12, 2024

In this newscast: Alaska lawmakers are searching for solutions to a looming shortage of natural gas that threatens power and heating for much of the state’s population; A Kenai Peninsula man who was immunocompromised died late last month from the Alaskapox virus, Hundreds of Kotzebue residents have been without drinking water for a week

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