Politicians get put on the hot seat this weekend in an annual benefit usually held during the end of the Legislature’s session. Plenty of other things also happening around town and Riley Woodford of the Juneau Empire has a preview of arts and entertainment events.Related Link: Alaska Folk Festival
- So far, the Juneau School District has enrolled about 230 more students than it expected. If the higher enrollment remains true in October, the district could get enough additional state funding to cover a near $200,000 deficit.
- Juneau-based nonprofit, Southeast Alaska Land Trust, was denied its property tax exemption earlier this year. Now the Assembly will take another look.
- "A lot of ice experts, including myself, thought we were headed for a record year minimum," said Hajo Eicken, a professor at the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.