KTOO News Update

The day’s local and state news in about 10 minutes.

Newcast – Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020

In this newscast:  City and state officials warn of increasing avalanche risk in certain parts of Juneau, Gov.  Mike Dunleavy renews his position to pay out bigger permanent fund dividends to make up for past cuts,  the ferry Matanuska remains tied up in Juneau and may not resume service in early March as previously expected,  Chinese tourists are cancelling their winter Alaska travel plans because of the novel coronavirus,  four Americans with the virus are being transferred to a hospital in Spokane,  Alaska officials explore expanding DMV locations to rural Alaska to accommodate Real ID requirements, and  state and citizen scientists are readying for an Anchorage moose survey. 

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Newscast – Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020

In this newscast: U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski addresses Real ID and impeachment proceedings while speaking to lawmakers at the capitol, the group opposing the recall of Gov. Mike Dunleavy dropped it's appeal yesterday, private business owners try to keep up with the demand for grocery transport in light of the suspended ferry service and schools are also looking for alternative transportation to get students to activities in other communities. 

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Newscast – Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020

In this newscast: The organization opposing the recall campaign against Gov. Mike Dunleavy drops its legal appeal of the recall,  U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says many of President Donald Trump's policies have been good for Alaska but she won't hesitate to call him out when she thinks he's wrong,  emails from the Pebble Partnership show its efforts to lean on Gov. Mike Dunleavy for help last summer,  hundred gather for an Elizabeth Peratrovich Day celebration in Juneau,  Juneau's Care-a-Van service gets a new name,  Alaska Native villages and other tribal entities in Alaska are getting $98 million in federal housing grants, and  Alaska regulators establish a new dipnet fishery on the Susitna River. 

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Newscast – Monday, Feb. 17, 2020

In this newscast: a House committee prepares to hear public testimony on a bill that would make Alaska more consistent about recognizing tribes, the EPA says Alaska led the nation in 2018 for toxic chemical releases, a major seafood processing plant getting put up for sale raises questions about King Cove's future, Bering Sea ice reaches its normal extent, and Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race volunteers begin prepping for the race. 

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Newscast — Thursday, February 13, 2020

In this news update: Sen. Lisa Murkowski speaks about work being done on the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Joel Bolger assures Alaskans that the courts will continue to operate independently, details about Gov. Dunleavy's proposal to institute a state lottery, Petersburg prepares to celebrate Elizabeth Peratrovich and the 1945 Anti-Discrimination Act this weekend and Yukon Energy discusses plans for renewable energy and cruise ships in the coming years. 

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Newscast — Monday, February 10, 2020

In this newscast: Passengers stranded with cars aboard the Matanuska were told to be off by the end of Friday,  Ketchikan considers allowing tour operators to share traditionally locals-only spaces,  the state agrees to pay the family of a man who died while being held at Lemon Creek Correctional Center in 2015,  and Alaska State Troopers recover the bodies of five people killed in a small plane crash in Southwest Alaska. 

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