News of the North from Friday, March 15th, 2019
Department of Revenue releases Spring 2019 revenue forecast
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Department of Revenue Commissioner Bruce Tangeman released the spring 2019 revenue forecast Friday. The spring forecast includes the Department’s updated FY19, FY20, and long-term forecasts for oil price, oil production, and state revenue.
Gov. Dunleavy asks for investigation into online statements
Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - A social media post by an Alaska human rights official questioning the appropriateness of a sticker on the back of a truck reading "Black Rifles Matter" has caused an uproar, with Gov. Mike Dunleavy calling for an investigation.
Indictments returned for drugs and other crimes
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Three indictments were returned by a Juneau Grand Jury.
Alaska Delegation Moves to Protect Native Craftsmen
WASHINGTON, DC (KINY) - The Alaska Congressional delegation introduced the Empowering Rural Economies Through Alaska Native Sustainable Arts and Handicrafts Act, in the House and the Senate.
Police seek juvenile intruder
Sitka, Alaska (KINY) - A homeowner was awoken to find a teenager inside their home, Sitka Police report.
House Republicans seek shift in focus on ferry debate
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Some House Republicans pushed back Thursday against the time being spent hearing from Alaskans on the impacts of proposed budget cuts on the state's ferry system.
Alaska man jumped between floes before floating ice rescue
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man who was rescued from a drifting sheet of floating ice in northwest Alaska said he had to jump from floe to floe as the ice started breaking into smaller pieces.
Fairbanks mayors disagree on marijuana use at retail stores
Fairbanks, Alaska (AP) - The city mayor and a borough mayor in Fairbanks are advocating opposite positions on public marijuana consumption.
Signing ceremony concludes two-year collaboration on Prince of Wales
Klawock, Alaska (KINY) - The USDA Forest Service will sign a decision on Saturday, March 16 that aims to improve forest health while supporting the resilience and economies of local communities.
A Few Clouds and 33 F at Juneau, Juneau International Airport, AK
Winds are Calm. The pressure is 1016.0 mb and the humidity is 92%. Last Updated on Mar 19 2019, 11:53 pm AKDT.