Napakiak mourns after two prisoners die in jail fire
Anna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – Bethel
Two prisoners died early Sunday morning when flames engulfed the Napakiak jail.
Pot could leave black mark on immigration cases
Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.
Federal immigration authorities issued a “policy alert” about cannabis. It’s causing a stir among Alaska immigration attorneys and exposes a gulf between federal policy and Alaska values on what constitutes “good moral character.”
Lawmakers are grappling with allowing a $3,000-dollar PFD in the budget
Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – Juneau
Senators were talking about being fiscally responsible — and that Alaska Permanent Fund dividends would be just one slice of the budget pie. Now the Senate Finance Committee has finished its work.
Dry weather forecasted throughout much of the state
Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks
Warm dry conditions are forecast across much of the state.
Fire season kicks off with over a dozen fires statewide
Aaron Bolton, KBBI – Homer
The Alaska Division of Forestry is warning Alaskans in the Southcentral region of the state about high fire danger.
Diomede’s outdated water system recovers only partially after failure; residents make do with snow melt and run-off
Davis Hovey, KNOM – Nome
Officials say a myriad of issues — including rust buildup in the water storage tank, an outdated pressure pump and a failed heating system — caused Diomede’s water system to stop working earlier this month.
University of Alaska seeking people affected by data breach
The University of Alaska is attempting to contact people who may have been affected by a computer data breach.
The 2019 cruise ship season has begun
Jeremy Hsieh, KTOO – Juneau
It was the first of 20 scheduled visits for the Ruby Princess this season. The last ship of the season, the Norwegian Jewel, is scheduled to arrive on Oct. 2.
Alaska attorney general recovering after ‘scare’
Attorney General Kevin Clarkson says he had “quite the scare” but is on his way to a full recovery.
Someone took a sack of crap through Juneau airport security
Jeremy Hsieh, KTOO – Juneau
The incident became one of the TSA’s latest pun-laden social media posts about absurd things people take with them when they fly.
New book packed with history of Southeast salmon canneries
Joe Viechnicki, KFSK – Petersburg
Around a century and a half of history told through the ups and downs of the salmon canning industry in Southeast Alaska is the focus of a new book due to be released in May.
Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame induction tomorrow
Lori Townsend, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage
Ten women from across the state will be honored on Tuesday evening in Anchorage during the 11th annual induction ceremony for the Alaska Women Hall of Fame.