A storm system is pushing through the mainland and southcentral sections of the state. Snowfall is expected to total 1-2 inches for Anchorage and the valleys. The storm will arrive overnight in the Panhandle, dropping light amounts of snow there too. Winds will remain gusty through the evening and Thursday. High pressure brings a return of clear skies Thursday afternoon and Friday.
State Veterinarian Dr. Bob Gerlach said poultry owners in Alaska still need to take precautions to protect their flocks from avian flu. So far in 2022, the virus has been detected in six backyard flocks as well as over 570 wild birds statewide.
Art Mathias is leading an effort to have ranked-choice voting on the ballot in 2024 — but this time to get rid of the system, which was approved by voters in 2020, 51% to 49%, and used for the first time in 2022.
The changes include uniform standards for federal agencies to consult with tribes, a plan to revitalize Native languages and new efforts to strengthen the tribal rights that are outlined in existing treaties with the U.S. government.
The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that it wants to see the Federal Aviation Administration “issue aviation regulations specific to Ketchikan to require more conservative flight minimums and enhanced weather training for air tour pilots flying there.”
The most notable occurrence of flooding due to frigid conditions in recent years was back in 2019 after an ice jam broke in Willow Creek, leaving residents of a subdivision north of Deneki Bridge with no way out. Emergency Manager for the borough Casey Cook said nothing to that extent has occurred since, but that they continually monitor known problem areas.
Dozens of potential victims came forward to the Division of Banking and Securities following the publication by Alaska’s News Source of an alleged fraudulent multi-million-dollar investment scheme, DBS officials said.
The cold spot for Alaska was Arctic Village, dropping to 45 below zero as Tuesday got underway. Fort Yukon recorded 42 below. And lows hit the 20s below over interior Alaska for a very chilly morning. Another cold night expected. Snow and wind associated with the next storm will move through the interior and southcentral will likely get some light amounts too. (1-3 inches)
Superior Court Judge Una Gandbhir spoke about some of her experiences with the state's court system and how, as a first-generation Indian American woman, she keeps family and cultural traditions alive.
Lack of availability has been a common issue the day care industry has faced for decades. For years, Alaskans have encountered a child care shortage, according to Thread, a child care resource and referral network in Anchorage.