NOTN 6-20

    News of the North

    Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9 minutes

    Sarah Elliot, the community coordinator for BBBS in Southeast Alaska, came onto Capital Chat to talk about Big Brothers Big Sisters looking for more volunteers.

    Gov. Mike Dunleavy signed Alaska’s $6 billion state budget into law Monday after vetoing more than $200 million from the document approved in mid-May by the Alaska Legislature.

    The governor’s biggest single cut was half of a $175 million one-time funding boost for K-12 public schools.

    This week is Alaska Pollinator Week as declared by Gov. Dunleavy.

    City Clerk Beth McKeown, called into the KINY Morning show to talk about the upcoming How To Run For Local Office workshop being held this weekend.

    Thousands of local governments nationwide are receiving settlement money from companies that made, sold, or distributed opioid painkillers, like Johnson & Johnson, AmerisourceBergen, and Walmart.

    Tick surveillance shows a mixture of new species now in Alaska.

    An Anchorage jury convicted Isaac Lobendahn, 39, of one count of sexual assault in the first degree.

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