The state’s ferry routes through the Inside Passage, in Prince William Sound, and out the Aleutian Chain have already been labeled as an Alaska Scenic Byway by state transportation officials. National recognition could be next. Alaska Marine Highway System General Manager George Capacci explains what that means during an interview on the bridge of the state ferry Malaspina.
- Stuart DeWitt, Nick Davis and Joe Thompson were inducted into the Gold Medal Hall of Fame.
- On Saturday at the Juneau Lions Club 71st Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament, Lion Steve Brandner was chosen as the recipient of the Walter A. Soboleff Achievement Award, the tournament’s highest honor.
- Shutting down the oil platforms will allow Hilcorp to reduce the amount of natural gas flowing in the leaking pipeline.
- The co-chairmen of the House Finance Committee revised their plans to introduce an income tax to Alaska for the first time in nearly four decades.