‘Enough is enough’: Attorney General Barr hears from Native leaders about rural justice problems
Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage
Barr will spend four days traveling around Alaska, learning about the unique challenges rural areas, particularly villages, face.
Dunleavy calls for state budget, while senators discuss separate PFD bill
Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – Juneau
Gov. Mike Dunleavy sent a message to state workers Wednesday afternoon, saying layoff notices would go out if the Legislature hasn’t passed a budget by June 14.
Two victims of Whitehorse plane crash were Palmer-based NPS employees
Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks
Two people killed in a small plane crash in Whitehorse, Canada Monday, were Alaska-based National Park Service employees.
Local trucking company could get LNG transport contract
Tim Ellis, KUAC – Fairbanks
The board of directors for the utility that distributes natural gas in the Fairbanks area will consider awarding a three-year contract next week to a locally based trucking company to haul liquefied natural gas, or LNG, from a plant near Wasilla to Fairbanks, mainly over the Parks Highway.
Southeast in for hazy skies this week
Jacob Resneck, CoastAlaska – Juneau
Hazy skies observed Monday over much of Alaska’s southeast panhandle is expected to linger over the next few days. A high pressure system has effectively kept a lid on the atmosphere.
Anchorage sets record for rain in May
Alaska’s largest city has set a record for rain in May.
Aggressive bear killed SE of Wrangell
Joe Viechnicki, KFSK – Petersburg
State and federal law enforcement officers killed a brown bear Sunday May 26 on the mainland southeast of Wrangell. They believe it was the same bear that was threatening some campers in the area.
Alaska man charged with assaulting mother, blaming bear
A 50-year-old Alaska man suspected of assaulting his mother told investigating officers that she had been attacked by a bear.
Anchorage ‘re-entry walk’ offers glimpse of path out of prison
Kirsten Swann, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage
Re-entering the community after incarceration can be complicated. In Anchorage, a unique tour gives people a glimpse at what it can entail.
Spruce pollen blooms look ominous but are nothing to sneeze at
Henry Leasia, KHNS – Haines
For those who suffer from seasonal allergies, spring means red eyes, mucus and fits of sneezing. This year, the Lynn Canal has seen a remarkable tree pollen bloom.
Kids in Space: Dillingham Elementary challenges the stars
Tyler Thompson, KDLG – Dillingham
Dillingham fourth graders were treated to an out-of-this-world experience. Students launched a weather balloon into outer space last month. The experiment was a chance for the students to view Dillingham from beyond the earth’s atmosphere.
Swan recovering at Sitka’s Raptor Center
Nina Sparling, KCAW – Sitka
Sitka locals came to the rescue of a feathered hiker this weekend. Stranded on a mountain trail, the wanderer soon found help.