Newscast — Tuesday, March 3, 2020

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In this newscast:

  • Astra’s DARPA challenge launch scrapped, ending the company’s efforts to complete the challenge and secure the multimillion dollar prize.
  • Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Joel Bolger has recused himself from the ongoing case to determine the legality of the campaign to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy.
  • The first day of the 2020 Norton Sound commercial crab fishery was a dud, with only one commercial crabber officially registered to fish and no way to sell potential crab.
  • A cruise ship that was turned away from multiple ports in Asia due to fear of spreading coronavirus will arrive in Juneau later this month.
  • A traveling exhibit will explore Alaska’s unique journey towards women’s suffrage, granted nationwide 100 years ago with the passage of the 19th amendment. Alaska women, in fact, were able to cast ballots seven years prior to the amendment.

All that, plus Fish Radio and the Island Messenger community bulletin. Fish Radio is provided by Laine Welch at alaskafishradio.com.

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