NOTN 4-19

    News of the North

    Wednesday, April 19th, 2023 - 10 minutes

    The Alaska House of Representatives on Monday approved a $6.4 billion state operating budget for the 12 months that begin July 1, passing by a 23-17 vote a major hurdle needed for final acceptance of the state’s annual operating plan.

    Yesterday afternoon, Juneau Police closed the Twin Lakes park and parking lot in order to investigate a strange package that had been reported in the area.

    The American Lung Association’s 24th annual “State of the Air” report highlights that despite decades of strong progress in cleaning the air, Alaskans still face difficult air pollution challenges.

    Fox News settled a major defamation lawsuit for $787.5 million on Tuesday, according to the voting machine company that sued the top cable news network.

    The U.S. Coast Guard Band is touring Alaska for the first time.

    Register for the 4th annual Walk Southeast. Track your miles & enter to win big prizes.

    Juneau saw its first cruise ship on Monday. Tourism Best Management Practices joined Action Line to talk about that.

    This date, April 19th, represents an indisputably dark day in U-S law enforcement history.

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