News of the North from Friday, January 14th, 2022
Southeast high schools to participate in U. S. Senate Youth Program
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Two Southeast Alaska students will serve as delegates representing the state during the 60th annual U. S. Senate Youth Program scheduled to be held virtually from March 6 to the 9.
Kiehl "deeply concerned" with Rodell termination
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Many eyes will be on the legislative hearing Monday regarding the sudden and abrupt termination of Angela Rodell as CEO of the Alaska permanent fund.
Lawsuit: Google, Facebook CEOs colluded in online ad sales
(AP) - Newly unredacted documents from a state-led antitrust lawsuit against Google accuse the search giant of colluding with rival Facebook to manipulate online advertising sales.
Hockey Games Cancelled
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The puck drops here. Just not tonight, or Saturday. The Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears hockey games scheduled against Railbelt Conference rival Palmer tonight and tomorrow at Treadwell Arena have been cancelled due to a spike of COVID cases in Palmer.
Backers of tribal recognition measure submit signatures
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Supporters of a proposed initiative that seeks to formalize government-to-government relationships between the state and federally recognized tribes in Alaska have submitted signatures aimed at getting the measure on this year’s ballot.
Alaska US Senators praise Supreme Courts halt on COVID-19 vaccine rule for businesses
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Following the Supreme Court stopping a requirement that employees at large businesses get a vaccine or test regularly and wear a mask on the job, Alaska's senate delegation and governor have responded to the move.
Industrial output falls 0.1% unexpectedly amid supply issues
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production fell 0.1% in December, the first decline since September, with weakness in factory output showing that manufacturers are still struggling with snarled supply chains.
December retail sales fall 1.9% after early holiday rush
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans, beset by product shortages, rising prices and the arrival of omicron, sharply cut their spending in December after a burst of early spending in the fall that helped bolster the holiday season.
4.6 Earthquake reported near Sitka
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - A 4.6 magnitude quake was reported Friday morning by the Alaska Earthquake Center.
Inmate busted in Kenai for trying to bring controlled substances into state jail
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - An inmate who allegedly tried to bring controlled substances into the Wildwood Pretrial Facility was busted by state correctional officers.
Far-right's 'Baked Alaska' gets 30 days in jail over assault
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A far-right social media personality who calls himself “Baked Alaska" was sentenced to 30 days in jail for misdemeanor convictions arising from an encounter in which authorities say he shot pepper spray at an employee at an Arizona bar.
Bridge proposed along section of slumping Alaska park road
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The National Park Service is proposing a roughly 400-foot steel bridge along a section of road that runs through Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve.
Update: Southeast Conference responds to federal funding for mariculture facility in the region
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Southeast Conference will oversee the use of a half-million dollars from U. S. Department of Agriculture to create a blueprint for a mariculture processing facility on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska.
Update: CBJ Emergency Programs manager weighs in on Governor's disaster declaration for Southeast
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy has issued a Disaster Declaration for the January 11 Southeast Alaska Storm.
Riverbend Elementary to be closed at least three weeks
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Riverbend Elementary will not open Friday and we're not talking about opening days from now, but weeks.
Overcast and 26 F at Juneau, Juneau International Airport, AK
Winds are East at 3.5 MPH (3 KT). The pressure is 1015.5 mb and the humidity is 84%. Last Updated on Jan 19 2022, 3:53 am AKST.