Thirteen year old Ryan Beason is the only repeat winner of the Golden North Salmon Derby. To top it off, he also managed to do it on consecutive years with identical fish each caught on the first day of the derby. He explains that he and his dad Randy briefly talked about a possible repeat performance shortly before the derby’s start. Related Link: Golden North Salmon Derby
- Friday is likely to be the first time uniformed Juneau police officers have marched in their sister city's Canada Day parade.
- The Missile Defense Agency announced Thursday a contract with the state-run launch facility that could be worth as much as $80 million over the next six years.
- An ordinance that would have removed the invocation, or prayer, from the start of Kenai Assembly meetings proved to be such a hot topic that it was dropped before even being officially taken up.
- The Muslim holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast from sun up until sun down, is drawing to a close.