News of the North from Thursday, June 13th, 2019
DEC issues advisory for Ketchikan beaches
Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY) - The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an advisory for five coastal areas in Ketchikan due to elevated levels of bacteria in recent samples of the marine water.
Downtown Transit Center to close temporarily
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Downtown Transit Center will be temporarily closed starting at 6 a.m. on Friday, June 14 until further notice.
Tlingit-Haida tout success stories
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Emily Edenshaw, Business & Economic Development Director for the Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska spoke on social enterprises: Impacts beyond economic development at the weekly Greater Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
CBJ has four lots for sale in South Lena
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The City and Borough of Juneau is currently accepting sealed competitive bids for four lots in the South Lena Subdivision.
Gov. Dunleavy calls second special session in Wasilla
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Following legislative gridlock on the Permanent Fund Dividend throughout a 121-day regular session and month-long special session, Gov, Michael J. Dunleavy has issued a proclamation calling the Alaska Legislature into special session again.
SEACC looks to derail Alaska specific Roadless Rule for Tongass
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council is braced to go to work once the Forest Service sends out its draft environmental impact statement on an Alaska specific roadless rule for public comment.
Legislature adjourns first special session, work left unfinished
Juneau, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska Legislature has ended its special session, leaving unfinished work on the capital budget and Alaska Permanent Fund dividend that guarantees another special session.
Valdez man changes plea in fatal hit-and-run crash
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Valdez man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and driving under the influence in a 2018 hit-and-run crash.
At least 60 ice seals found dead along west Alaska coast
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — At least 60 ice seals have been found dead along Alaska's west coast and federal biologists on Wednesday were trying to determine the cause.
Bald eagle death on Alaska college campus investigated
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The death of a bald eagle found at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is under investigation by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, an official said.
Military begins work on site to become new Alaska village
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. military has begun construction work on a site expected to become the new location of an Alaska village.
High-speed network for first responders raises concerns
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage Police were recently equipped with a national wireless network which helped communication during last years earthquake.
House falls short in capital budget funds
Juneau, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska House has passed a state infrastructure budget but fell short of the support needed to fund major provisions.
Light Rain Fog/Mist and 54 F at Juneau, Juneau International Airport, AK
Winds are East at 10.4 MPH (9 KT). The pressure is 1014.0 mb and the humidity is 100%. The wind chill is 51. Last Updated on Jun 15 2019, 8:53 pm AKDT.