State Democratic party leaders say they've received about 18,000 mailed-in primary-election ballots before today’s deadline. That’s nearly twice as many as were cast in the 2016 caucuses. Democrats say that’s a great response, especially because they canceled in-person balloting less than three weeks ago over concerns it would expose voters to the coronavirus.
Tonight's upcoming winter snow storm for the Interior may slow down some river break-ups this month. But the Kuskokwim and Tanana Rivers have seen record early breakups this year, and it’s likely the Yukon will follow suit.
Fairbanks, AK - Water levels on the Tanana River rose sharply over the weekend. Extra water late in the season could cause problems during break up next spring. National Weather Service Hydrologist Ed Plumb says that’s because of the extra ice that may form this fall. “If the rivers freeze at a high level during the fall time, we have a larger surface of ice forming on the river,” he explains.