Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska - Juneau
Federal health officials say three Alaska cruises have been hit by norovirus outbreaks so far this year. They say that’s more than usual, but not cause for alarm.
A Juneau judge says state regulators need to take another look at cruise ship wastewater treatment systems. Superior Court Judge Patricia Collins ruled the Department of Environmental Conservation failed to consider stronger options for some ships.
Alaska’s Redistricting Board continues working toward its June 14 deadline for a new set of legislative boundaries. It’s made major changes in a controversial, earlier plan for Southeast Alaska to answer community concerns. But the result pits two pairs of sitting lawmakers against each other.