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Monday Midday Must-Reads

-Alaska Airlines said it plans to spend $30 million renovating and updating terminals at 11 airports across rural Alaska. The Associated Press reports that the airline will spend up to five years overhauling terminals in Kotzebue, Kodiak and Barrow and updating terminals at eight other airports.

-After a year-long investigation into the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, French authorities recommend that aviation agencies should institute rules requiring doctors to warn authorities when a pilot’s mental health could threaten public safety, CNN says. The co-pilot of the Germanwings aircraft consulted dozens of doctors in the weeks before he deliberately crashed the jet, killing all 150 people on board.

-Alaska Airlines gave astronomy fans the flight of a lifetime last week when they deliberately delayed is Anchorage to Honolulu flight by 25 minutes so passengers could see the total solar eclipse from 35,000 feet. The flight intersected the “path of totality” during the eclipse. This video was shot by the American Astronomical Society.