Jim Douglas of the Cooperative Extension Service has some helpful hints about end-of-season gardening chores. He also warns against sticking items into a compost pile this late in the season becuase it may not get hot enough to allow decompose materials. First, he starts with lawn care and how to get rid of that moss.
- Most places in Alaska are wetter than normal for August, but it's been especially rainy in Ketchikan.
- Southeast Alaska lawmakers spent time during the legislative session working to protect regional interests, including the ferry system.
- The judge gave the federal prosecutor 60 days to consider whether to pursue the death penalty. The defendant, Kenneth Manzanares of Santa Clara, Utah, pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder charge in the death of his wife, Kristy.
- A crosswalk in a downtown Juneau neighborhood is constantly being painted over in rainbow colors. Depending on who you ask, It's either an expression of creativity or simple vandalism.