News of the North from Thursday, May 16th, 2019
Sealaska launches new scholarship program
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Sealaska has launched a scholarship program adding eligibility for part-time students enrolled in colleges or vocational-technical schools.
Downs drops Alaska murder extradition fight
Fairbanks, Alaska (AP) - A Maine man is no longer fighting extradition to Alaska to face charges that he raped and killed a woman there more than 25 years ago.
Crime bill to be heard Monday in House
Juneau, Alaska (AP) - House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on a sweeping crime package that one member says would repeal and replace a 2016 criminal justice overhaul.
School Superintendent speaks on funding difficulties
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Dr. Bridget Weiss spoke on education funding and student growth during a speech before the Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce.
CBJ committee sets millage at 10.66 mills
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Assembly Finance Committee made some big decisions as they put together the fiscal year 2019-2020 budget last night.
Dead gray whale spotted along Turnagain Arm
Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - A second large whale has died in waters south of Anchorage.
Authorities say man raped woman at Alaska police station
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A man was arrested after a surveillance camera showed him raping a woman inside an Alaska police station, authorities said.
31st Legislature moves into first special session
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Alaska House of Representatives ran out the clock on their last regular session meeting of the 31st Legislature at midnight on Wednesday night.
Profiles of victims from deadly Alaska mid-air collision
Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - A newly married couple, a pilot who used his family's savings to buy his own plane, a devoted family man from Australia and an office manager at an insurance company with a vivacious personality and a heart of gold were among the six victims in this week's deadly midair collision of two sightseeing planes in Alaska.
House, Senate leadership respond to special session call
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - House and Senate leadership on Wednesday released statements following the governor’s announcement that he intends to call a special legislative session.
24-year-old injured in Auke Bay roundabout
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - A 24-year-old Juneau man was struck by a vehicle on Glacier Highway before the Auke Bay roundabout on Wednesday.
Gov. Dunleavy announces tentative special session
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has called for a special session of the 31st Alaska Legislature.
Mostly Cloudy and 62 F at Juneau, Juneau International Airport, AK
Winds are West at 9.2 MPH (8 KT). The pressure is 1006.2 mb and the humidity is 56%. The wind chill is 61. Last Updated on May 20 2019, 11:53 am AKDT.