School size matters, a rescued Bristol Bay sea otter is getting treatment for asthma, plus an update on the special legislative session and the Fairbanks Four.
Coming up this week, we'll get an update from Juneau as state lawmakers trickle in for a special legislative session called by Gov. Walker. APRN's Energy Desk reporter Rachel Waldholz untangles the priorities for the session, which is focused on the LNG project. Another legislative issue may hit closer to home: at least one lawmaker says she will be proposing a higher minimum school enrollment in an effort to save on state spending. KDLG's Hannah Colton looks into the what and the why, and gets some local reaction. A social media campaign called SmallSchoolsMatter got started in Twin Hills, hoping to push back against the effort to raise enrollment; lead teacher Meghan Redmond joins to discuss. Plus an update from Fairbanks on the proceedings this week that many hope will lead to exoneration of the Fairbanks Four, and we'll check in on a sea otter from Port Moller now learning to use an inhaler to treat her asthma at the Seattle Aquarium.
That's it for this week's Bristol Bay and Beyond, our weekly newsmagazine on KDLG. We hope you join us each Friday at 12 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on AM670, and at 8:30pm on 89.9 FM.
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