In this newscast: The latest standardized test scores show Alaska students aren’t doing well, the state of Alaska and ExxonMobil continue fighting over the massive Point Thomson natural gas field on the North Slope, Forest Service researchers find out they had misidentified a benign native fungus for an invasive spruce bud blight in Southeast Alaska, a Labor Day landslide shuts down a major road artery in Sitka, and Fairbanks records its first freezing temperatures of the fall.
KTOO’s midday newscast for Thursday, Aug. 31, 2018 In this newscast:
Alaska is exploring options for conducting elections after 2018;
Gov. Bill Walker signed a bipartisan letter urging Congress to stabilize individual health insurance markets;
Alaska’s state and local governments could save roughly $200 million a year if the state formed a health care authority; and
The U.S. Interior Department inspector general dropped its inquiry into whether the Interior secretary threatened to retaliate against Sen. Lisa Murkowski.
In this newscast: Alaska Air National Guard is sending personnel and equipment to help with Tropical Storm Harvey aftermath, A brown bear was shot by the Haines Highway last week, Ballot proposal would address allowance, travel by lawmakers, and Ketchikan…
In this newscast: The state of Alaska is looking into if it should sue the makers of OxyContin, Hurricane Harvey disrupts Gulf Oil production though a state economist says it’s unlucky to have much effect on demand for Alaska oil, and the locally produced documentary “Lineage: Tlingit Art Across Generations” premieres tonight on 360 North.
In this newscast: One person is dead after an apparent shooting spree in Aniak, Alaska’s Division of Insurance director is slated to present in a U.S. Senate committee on health care costs, and a U.S. Coast Guard board investigates a February crab boat sinking in the Bering Sea.
KTOO’s midday newscast for 24, August, 2017:
Juneau’s state representatives said the Legislature accompished some good this year, but the lack of a long-term plan to balance the state’s budget was a major disappointment;
A Utah man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to first-degree murder in the July death of his wife in an Alaska cruise ship;
One of two residents of a downtown Juneau house raided this month pleaded not guilty to a drug conspiracy charge; and
It’s rained enough in Ketchikan the past couple of days that fish are swimming across the road.
In this newscast: Defendant in an alleged homicide aboard a cruise ship, Kenneth Manzanares, pleads not guilty, Homeless residents camping in downtown property owned by the Alaska Mental Health Land Trust are told they must leave, Alaska to provide public…
In this newscast: The Juneau Assembly affirms its commitment to climate action, the Canadian company buying the parent company of Juneau’s local utility responds to local investors interest in buying off the subsidiary, and police investigate a human body found in a hot tub.