State legislatures nationwide are considering bills to change electoral systems after a contentious 2020 cycle. The Alaska Legislature has several election bills before it that reveal different priorities for legislators.
Alaska will see a quiet and dry span of weather as we head into Friday and the weekend. Temperatures will pop up to the 50s during the day, but clear skies will see overnight lows drop to the 20s and 30s. Still, its a good compromise!
The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public board meeting next week to determine the probable cause of the deadly midair crash between two Alaska floatplanes that left multiple people dead or seriously injured in May 2019.
The White House is naming a former Obama administration official to be deputy secretary at the Interior Department after dropping plans for a more liberal nominee who faced key Senate opposition. President Joe Biden has nominated Tommy Beaudreau to the No. 2 post.
Spring showers, much of it rain in the lower elevations, hit the southcentral region on Thursday. Winds will remain strong along Turnagain Arm and higher elevations of the Anchorage hillside through Thursday morning. The Chugach National Forecast Avalanche Information Center says the danger is high and will likely remain so through the end of the week as recent high elevation snow and rain will need time to stabilize.