Local First News (News of the North)

 Alaska's legislative session saw significant changes with 20 new legislators joining the ranks. Ranked Choice Voting played a crucial role, offering more options to voters and influencing outcomes like Lisa Murkowski's successful write-in campaign. The state's shift towards moderation is evident with bipartisan coalitions forming amid debates on election systems.

 Environmental groups are urging the U.S. Department of Interior to reassess the climate impacts of the trans-Alaska pipeline. Despite recent approvals like the Willow oil project, concerns persist over its environmental footprint and effects on Arctic wildlife.

Alaska Attorney General Treg Taylor led a $700 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson over deceptive marketing of talc-based products. The agreement marks a significant step in safeguarding consumers and halting sales of these products in the U.S.

 Pacific salmon from Alaska are increasingly appearing in Canada's Western Arctic waters due to warming ocean conditions. This migration trend raises questions about its impact on local ecosystems and traditional fishing practices.

Alaska's National Forests will receive $25 million for maintenance and improvement projects under the Great American Outdoors Act. This funding aims to enhance public access, protect communities from wildfires, and create jobs across the state.

Nancy Norton and Andrea Marie bring their comedy show "Mom's Unhinged" to Juneau, promising a night of laughter and relatable humor. The show covers topics from motherhood to online dating, offering a clean(ish) comedic experience for all.

What is Local First News (News of the North)?

In the heart of Juneau and across Southeast Alaska, Local First News stands as the leading source of news and information. Dedicated to bringing you the most current and impactful stories, we delve deep into the events that shape our communities. From breaking news in Juneau to transformative developments across Southeast Alaska, our commitment is to keep you informed with precise and timely details.

Our dynamic team of journalists is on the ground, ensuring that every story is covered from every angle. Whether it's a local initiative in Juneau that promises to enhance community life, an environmental concern affecting the pristine wilderness of Southeast Alaska, or a cultural event celebrating our rich heritage, Local First News is there.

We understand the pulse of Southeast Alaska. Our coverage not only highlights the issues but also celebrates the triumphs of our communities. With an unwavering commitment to accuracy and immediacy, Local First News is your most reliable source for news that matters to you because when it comes to news in Juneau and Southeast Alaska, we believe in putting Local First.