News of the North from Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
Updated: Alaska House votes down full dividend payout
Juneau, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska House has voted down a proposal to pay residents full dividend checks of around $3,000 this year from the state's oil-wealth fund, setting the stage for another special session.
Jacobs appears in court to answer murder charge
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Accused killer Fenton Jacobs, 39, is a long way from trial.
SHI to collaborate on genetics study of historical trauma
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Sealaska Heritage Institute is collaborating on a genetics study that will explore how historical trauma associated with European colonization may have changed the DNA of Native people.
Egan project will stop work to allow passage of 4th of July parade
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Egan Drive Project started up last week. Its the first year of a two year project between Tenth and Main Streets with this year's work focused between Willoughby Avenue and Whittier Street.
Environmentalists: Offshore drilling rule changes dangerous
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ten environmental groups are suing to challenge what they view as the Trump administration's decision to weaken critical safety rules created after the nation's worst offshore drilling disaster.
Photos on Alaska murder suspect's phone lead to new charges
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Child pornography found on the cellphone of an Alaska murder suspect led to the arrest of an Indiana man.
Duck Creek store owners decry Loop Road roundabout plan
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The CBJ Planning and Zoning Commission voted 6-1 in favor of a city project review regarding a pair of roundabouts planned for construction in the Valley. Commissioner Dan Hickok was the no vote.
School board approves contracts for teachers and administrators
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Board of Education also honored a state championship team and got an update on state education funding at the regular monthly meeting at Thunder Mountain High School.
Rep. Pruitt: No support for budget without an answer on PFD
Juneau, Alaska (AP) - The fight over the dividend Alaskans receive from the state's oil-wealth fund could hamper efforts to finalize a state infrastructure budget.
Senate, House PFD study group membership announced
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon appointed four House members Tuesday to the newly established House-Senate Working Group on the future use of the Permanent Fund, created by the passage of House Concurrent Resolution 101.
Light Rain and 51 F at Juneau, Juneau International Airport, AK
Winds are East at 6.9 MPH (6 KT). The pressure is 1013.8 mb and the humidity is 96%. The wind chill is 48. Last Updated on Jun 18 2019, 4:53 am AKDT.