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
- Senate President Pete Kelly said he plans to hold votes on the nominees before the legislative session ends.
- Trump's plans to consider scaling back national monuments likely won’t affect Alaska, but the president still gave a shout out to the state in his speech.
- By the end of the century, researchers predict climate change could displace millions of people across the country. As policymakers start to grapple with that reality, there's a specific phrase making the rounds: "managed retreat."
- The U.S. Coast Guard has cleaned up controversial graffiti that was found spray-painted on a World War II bunker in Unalaska last month.