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
- The PFD veto of $666 million covered a little more than a fifth of the budget gap.
- The CEO of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority stepped down on Monday. Jeff Jessee served as CEO for 21 years. According to a press release from the organization, he is transitioning to a new role ahead of his planned retirement in three years.
- The Alaska State Commission for Human Rights is the state’s anti-discrimination agency. In 2011, a legislative audit found that the agency wasn’t doing its job. Five years later, the agency is still trying to move forward.