In Wednesday’s news:
- Statehouse starts session with surprising news of Kertulla’s departure;
- Coast Guard admiral outlines 2014 Arctic Shield plans for Western Alaska;
- A polar code for shipping vessels in Arctic could emerge as early as this week;
- The Yukon Quest sled-dog race has it’s smallest field ever this year with just 18 mushers;
- Joanne Semaken of Unalakleet is named newest Kaleb Lumen Pungowiyi Scholar.