The Iditarod is moving to Fairbanks
Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage
Once again, the Iditarod start is moving to Fairbanks.
Bill would bring back income tax, draw Permanent Fund money for state budget
Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – Juneau
Alaskans would pay a tax on income for the first time since 1980 under a bill introduced in the Legislature Friday. The bill also would draw money from the Permanent Fund to pay for the state government’s budget. And it would set a new formula for Permanent Fund dividends.
Environmental group calls for shutdown of leaking gas line in Cook Inlet
Elizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Anchorage
A local environmental group is calling on regulators to shut down a leaking gas line in Cook Inlet until it is repaired.
Alaska regulators raid pot stores over oil sales
Alaska marijuana regulators raided several retail pot shops that appeared to be selling oil made from marijuana plants in violation of state law.
Juneau’s proposed ‘camping ban’ could affect HUD funding
Jacob Resneck, KTOO – Juneau
An ordinance to ban the homeless from camping in the downtown core continues to generate controversy. Now there’s questions over whether a ban could affect the community’s access to federal housing dollars.
Yukon Quest mushers continue following a stop in Dawson
Molly Rettig, KUAC – Fairbanks
Hugh Neff arrived in Eagle this morning in second place in the Yukon Quest. The defending race champion, pulled into the Yukon River checkpoint 3.5 hours after race leader Brent Sass, shaving about half an hour from the lead Sass had leaving the previous checkpoint at Dawson City.
AK: Happiness is orange at Hoonah City Schools
Quinton Chandler, KTOO – Juneau
The Happiness Advantage is an idea based on research that points to a link between a positive mindset and success.
49 Voices: Phillip Eben of Anchorage
Anne Hillman, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage
This week we’re hearing from Phillip Eben in Anchorage. He was born in Unalakleet.