Eighty-four years ago, the worst maritime tragedy in Alaska waters occurred just off shore of Juneau. Over 340 people were killed when the steamer Princess Sophia grounded on Vanderbilt Reef and then sank. Related Link: More on the Wreck of the Princess Sophia
- So far, the Juneau School District has enrolled about 230 more students than it expected. If the higher enrollment remains true in October, the district could get enough additional state funding to cover a near $200,000 deficit.
- Juneau-based nonprofit, Southeast Alaska Land Trust, was denied its property tax exemption earlier this year. Now the Assembly will take another look.
- "A lot of ice experts, including myself, thought we were headed for a record year minimum," said Hajo Eicken, a professor at the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.