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
- Plans for managing the nation's largest national forest call for changes in timber harvests that one critic says will be "the demise of the timber industry."
- President Obama today issued an executive order creating the “Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience Area” of 112,300 square miles.
- As the blue king crab population crashes, fishermen on St. Paul Island face more restrictions to reduce bycatch. But the rules to protect the crab also make it difficult to do research on the species.
- The office of House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Wednesday there was no time left to pass an energy bill, according to the publication The Hill.