In Thursday’s news:
- Shell cancels 2013 Arctic drilling season;
- Alaska’s redistricting plans waiting on outcome of US Supreme Court case, case challenging need for federal oversight of state redistricting in states with a history of voting discrimination;
- Abortion bill debate continues in Juneau, developmental psychologist testifies against abortion on mental health grounds;
- Parnell’s oil tax plan rewritten by Senate, analysis suggests revised plan would have same fiscal impact.