News of the North from Wednesday, January 12th, 2022
School is on for Thursday, except for Riverbend
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - It's back to school Thursday for most Juneau School District students.
Juneau Rep. Hannan predicts upcoming legislative session to be intense
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - With lawmakers due to convene on Tuesday for the next regular legislative session, what will shape the session?
Enrollment in Juneau schools down from projections
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Enrollment at Juneau schools is below what the district had projected, meaning less funding will be available to spend.
Best of Juneau launches today; nominate your favorite businesses
It takes several different pieces coming together to help create something great – and it’s no different when it comes to life in Juneau.
Ex-Alaska official claims firing was politically motivated
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The former head of the Alaska Permanent Fund claims her firing was “political retribution” by board members appointed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy.
US inflation soared 7% in past year, the most since 1982
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prices paid by U.S. consumer jumped 7% in December from a year earlier, the highest inflation rate since 1982 and the latest evidence that rising costs for food, gas, rent and other necessities are heightening the financial pressures on America’s households.
Warrant arrest and sliding truck highlight JPD Bulletin
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - A 28-year-old woman was arrested by Juneau Police Monday afternoon on two outstanding warrants for failure to appear for a pre-trial conference.
National Guard troops headed to Yakutat to help with snow removal
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Alaska National Guard troops will deploy to Yakutat to assist in the removal of snow in the Southeast community.
State seeks to intervene in lawsuit aimed at limiting oil and gas activities in Beaufort Sea
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The State of Alaska has asked a U. S. District Court judge to allow it to intervene in a lawsuit by environmental groups that seeks to significantly limit oil and gas activities in the Beaufort Sea region.
Juneau's Kemp tapped to run state's Criminal Division
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Juneau District Attorney Angie Kemp has been named director of the State Department of Law's Criminal Division.
Murkowski seeks assurances from CDC Director on cruise ship conditional sail order
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Alaska United States Senator Lisa Murkowski sought and gained assurances from the Centers for Disease Control during Tuesday's hearing of the Senate Health, Education Labor and Pensions Committee that cruise ship restrictions will be lifted by the agency.
No school on Wednesday
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - For the third day in a row Juneau school children will not return to classes following the holiday break. Schools will be closed again Wednesday, according to School District Chief of Staff Kristen Bartlett.
Light Rain and 38 F at Juneau, Juneau International Airport, AK
Winds are East at 8.1 MPH (7 KT). The pressure is 1014.9 mb and the humidity is 89%. The wind chill is 32. Last Updated on Jan 16 2022, 12:53 am AKST.