Flooding continues throughout Alaska. A suspect in an Anchorage double homicide and sexual assault has a significant criminal history and is a registered sex offender. The Coast Guard wraps up testimony in its probe into the grounding of the Kulluk.
KSKA: Friday, 5/31 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 6/1 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 5/31 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 6/1 at 5:00pm
Governor Sean Parnell signs the oil tax revision into law. Anchorage’s public testimony ordinance gets shelved. Former Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller is ordered to pay $85,000 to the Alaska Dispatch for legal fees. Alaska Pacific University announces a dramatic cut in tuition.
KSKA: Friday, 5/24 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 5/25 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 5/24 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 5/25 at 5:00pm
The White House releases comparative cost information for medical procedures conducted by hospitals all over the country. Between Benghazi, the IRS misbehavior, and finally the Justice Department digging into the Associated Press phone records, the Obama Administration is awash in controversy.
KSKA: Friday, 5/17 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 5/18 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 5/17 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 5/18 at 5:00pm
The USS Anchorage is commissioned in it’s namesake city. Unions go to court over the Anchorage labor-law referendum. Parnell announces that he will not seek a senate seat in 2014. New developments in the Fairbanks Four case. Last, Wally Hickel, the movie…or at least the story on film.
Tracking the oil tax reform, a gas line to Southcentral, and trucking gas to Fairbanks. Anchorage activists attempting to derail the tax plan. Labor leaders push to repeal Anchorage’s AO37. Senator Mark Begich votes against gun control proposals.
KSKA: Friday, 4/26 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 4/27 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 4/26 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 4/27 at 5:00pm
The U.S. Senate rejects President Obama’s gun-control proposals. Action on Railbelt energy relief proposals. Trials for subsistence fishermen continue in a Bethel court. KABATA advocates suffer a surprising setback. A tribal court in Aniak banishes an Anchorage man for alleged bootlegging.
KSKA: Friday, 4/19 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 4/20 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 4/19 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 4/20 at 5:00pm
The Anchorage Assembly passes AO37. The immediate consequences of the union battle will be felt in the municipal election. Assembly Chair Ernie Hall says he will clarify the standards for handling public testimony. The Parnell oil-tax bill – or versions of it – continue to get attention in the House after passing the Senate.
KSKA: Friday, 3/29 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 3/30 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 3/29 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 3/30 at 5:00pm
The Senate moves closer to a vote on oil-tax legislation. Anchorage School Board Superintendent James Browder announces his impending retirement. Conservative lawmakers have proposed legislation that would require welfare recipients to submit to drug and alcohol tests. New analysis show that health-care costs are slowing down.
KSKA: Friday, 3/15 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 3/16 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 3/15 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 3/16 at 5:00pm
Superintendent of Schools James Browder announces his intended departure. It looks like the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 40 years ago is finally over with the transfer of 230,000 acres to Native village corporations. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has questions for and about Secretary of the Interior nominee Sally Jewel. How do sled dogs develop qualities that allow them to travel a thousand miles in a few days?
KSKA: Friday, 3/8 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 3/9 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 3/8 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 3/9 at 5:00pm
Title 21 measure finally passes in Anchorage. Shell suspends Arctic drilling. Distinguished economist Scott Goldsmith, formerly of UAA, talks to lawmakers about oil taxes. The Alaska Legislature continues to challenge the Obama Administration on gun laws. Labor unrest continues in Anchorage.
KSKA: Friday, 3/1 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 3/2 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 3/1 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 3/2 at 5:00pm
The Alaska State Senate passes the Parnell Administration’s cruise ship bill over the protracted objections of the Democratic minority. Mayor Dan Sullivan effort to re-write the municipal labor law has the unions and their allies in a frenzy. The Senate is in an uproar over the proposed school-voucher amendment to the Constitution.
KSKA: Friday, 2/22 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 2/23 at 6:00pm
TV: Saturday, 2/23 at 5:00pm
A Russian company signs an agreement for a stake in the Point Thomson project. Juneau minority Democrats offer their own version of oil-tax reform. Mayor Dan Sullivan unveils a surprise labor-law bill that will diminish the power of unions. The cruise ship wastewater bill is moving rapidly – if not smoothly – in the Senate. Shell is sending the damaged drill rig Kulluk to Asia. The filing deadline for the Assembly and the School Board has come and gone. Conservatives’ efforts to move legislation that would expand school choice – through Charter schools and aid to parochial schools – is getting a lot of legislative attention as is vouchers. It appears that Congress and the president will not avoid the sequester – major and sudden reductions in federal funding. The Republican Party’s battle over the chairmanship of the party is still making waves in the capital.
KSKA: Friday, 2/15 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 2/16 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 2/15 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 2/16 at 5:00pm
Obama Names New Secretary of the Interior; and the Anchorage School Board Passes A New Preliminary Budget
President Obama names 56 year-old REI Executive Sally Jewell the Secretary of the Interior. The Anchorage School Board passes a preliminary budget after hearing a great deal of public testimony. The United States Post Office will end Saturday delivery come August. The Anchorage School District and the teachers union have begun contract negotiations. The state House passed a revised cruise ship pollution bill. A group of homeowner in the Rabbit Creek neighborhood are concerned by the possibility that non-residential development could drain their water supply. The state House starts to move on legislation that would expand the school voucher program and provide aid to parochial schools. ConocoPhillips says the tax changes Parnell proposes for the oil industry just don’t go far enough. Sen. Murkowski unveils a sweeping energy bill from her position as ranking member of the Senate Energy Committee.
KSKA: Friday, 2/8 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 2/9 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 2/8 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 2/9 at 5:00pm
Anchorage attorney, and sometimes lobbyist, Dan Coffey is fined close to $12,000 for failing to register as a lobbyist for the Municipality of Anchorage. Lawmakers get what has been called a pay raise by a change in the rules governing their office expenses. Damage assessments continue on the drill rig Kulluk. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, once again, is arguing that Mt. McKinley should undergo a name change – and return to Denali. The Alaska Republican Party is still engaged in a leadership battle. Rep. Wes Keller has introduced a bill that would require drug testing for some welfare recipients. Anchorage’s Title 21 – is the end of the debate anywhere in sight? Former governor Sarah Palin parts ways with the Fox Network.
KSKA: Friday, 2/1 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 2/2 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 2/1 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 2/2 at 5:00pm
Gov. Parnell Delivers State Of The State Address; Anchorage Assembly Continues Struggles With Title 21
Sean Parnell delivers the governor’s annual State of the State address. The Anchorage Assembly continues its struggles with Title 21. Did Alaska get anything out of the Sandy bill? Cheryl Frasca is the new west Anchorage assembly member, replacing Harriet Drummond who is now in the Legislature. Senator Mark Begich gets new committee assignments. House Speaker Chenault has a bill that would take defiance of President Obama’s gun laws to the limit. Rep. Lindsey Holmes switches parties. The Anchorage School District is once again expecting layoffs. Rep. Bob Lynn has a bill that would arm school staff.
KSKA: Friday, 1/18 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 1/19 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 1/18 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 1/19 at 5:00pm
The Shell oil-drilling rig Kulluk makes headlines all over the United States and gets the attention of Congress, the Interior Department, environmentalists and the oil industry. Militia men Lonnie Vernon and militia leader Schaeffer Cox were sentenced by federal judge Robert Bryan on Monday and Tuesday. A 16-year-old Diamond High student with a BB Gun at school is arrested in algebra class. Who is Edison Chouest Offshore and why did they gain your attention during the Kulluk incident? Congress fails to renew the Violence Against Women Act. It’s dog racing season, and we may be seeing a Renaissance of the sport in Bush Alaska.
KSKA: Friday, 1/11 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 1/12 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 1/11 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 1/12 at 5:00pm
First adrift, then aground, but always mired in controversy – that’s the story of the Shell drill rig Kulluk, which has fetched up on an island near Kodiak. A look at the APOC complaint against lobbyist Dan Coffey. Sen. Murkowski says it is time to rein in the so-called Super PACs. About two-thirds of the Republicans in the U.S. House voted against the Senate-passed bill to keep us off the rocks below the fiscal cliff – Congressman Don Young was one of those who joined Speaker John Boehner in voting yes.
KSKA: Friday, 1/4 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 1/5 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 1/4 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 1/5 at 5:00pm
Many call for policy changes after the Newtown school shootings. Governor Parnell issues the 2013 budget. Update on the Port of Anchorage saga. Fairbanks continues to be burdened by high fuel costs. Attorney Dan Coffey faces and APOC complaint that he should have registered as a lobbyist while working for the Port of Anchorage.
KSKA: Friday, 12/21 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 12/22 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 12/21 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 12/22 at 5:00pm
More bad news for the Port of Anchorage. Redistricting talks continue in Anchorage. What’s happening with the upcoming “fiscal cliff?” Rep. Bob Lynn introduces an Alaska voter photo ID law. Alaska could play an important role in future LNG exports.
KSKA: Friday, 12/14 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 12/15 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 12/14 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 12/15 at 5:00pm
Israel Keyes commits suicide in prison. U.S. budget cuts could be a big blow to Alaska. Enstar warns it’s customers to be prepared for a gas shortage. Fairbanks wood smoke battle continues. Rumrunners may lose its liquor license. Alaska could lose up o $700 million in revenue next year.
KSKA: Friday, 12/7 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 12/8 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 12/7 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 12/8 at 5:00pm