In Friday’s news:
- Alaska Marine Pilot Captain Pete Garay recognized by Alaska State Legislature;
- U.S. Coast Guard has reinstated cutter, Polar Star;
- University of Alaska Fairbanks wins $1.9 million grant to support Alaska Native language programs;
- Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell certified proposed ballot initiative for large-scale mine in Bristol Bay region;
- U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski bid farewell to Senator Daniel Akaka of Hawaii;
- Another sled dog race has succumbed to poor weather.