News of the North from Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
Major land purchase conserves important Juneau wetlands
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Southeast Alaska Land Trust Board President Jay Nelson announced Tuesday that the trust has finalized the purchase of over 70 acres in the Herbert and Eagle River valley in Juneau.
Australia company seeks exploratory drilling OK south of Juneau
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - An Australia mining company is seeking permission to start exploratory drilling for the rare element vanadium in southeast Alaska.
College accrediting commission warns on U of A budget cuts
Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) - The university system faces "disastrous effects" from budget cuts, an accrediting agency president warns in a letter to Legislature .
Alaska's cost of living on the rise
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Alaska's cost of living jumped three percent in 2018, the highest rate in five years.
Chinese girl drowns
Nikiski, Alaska (KINY) - Yanting Jin, 18, disappeared while swimming in the Moose River Monday evening.
Coast Guard suspends search for person missing after Whittier fire
Whittier, Alaska (KINY) - A 49-year-old Cordova man went missing after an explosion at the Delong Dock in Whittier early Monday.
Report: Former Rep. Vezey will file suit against Juneau special session
Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) - Former Rep. Al Vezey will file a lawsuit against current legislative leadership for its decision to hold a special session in Juneau.
Committee of the Whole address on-site marijuana
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Outdoor smoking of marijuana could soon be allowed at marijuana retail stores.
A new day: Gov. Dunleavy signs crime bill into law
Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) - Gov. Mike Dunleavy, members of his administration and lawmakers gathered for the signing of House Bill 49 on Monday morning.
Assembly committee debates money for JACC
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Committee of the Whole also discussed funding renovations for Centennial Hall.
First US children's series with Alaska Native lead kicks off
Anchorage, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Natives are sharing their world with a general audience in the nation's first-ever children's series featuring indigenous leads.
Light Rain and 60 F at Juneau, Juneau International Airport, AK
Winds are Southwest at 6.9 MPH (6 KT). The pressure is 1017.1 mb and the humidity is 86%. The wind chill is 59. Last Updated on Jul 15 2019, 11:53 am AKDT.