Vancouver authors Ian MacDonald and Betty O’Keefe say there were many unsung heroes of the Princess Sophia tragedy. They included the Juneau residents who volunteered to clean and prepare the bodies, and the skippers and crew of the vessels “Cedar” and “King and Winge.” Related Link: More on the Wreck of the Princess Sophia
- Sixteen veterans of the Alaska Territorial Guard will be honored at a discharge ceremony today. Four of them are from Western Alaska.
- The historic houses in Juneau and Douglas were predominately built by miners and fishermen long before today's zoning was put into place. That's prevented homeowners from restoring or rebuilding homes in these neighborhoods without running into conflict with the city's zoning laws -- a temporary fix may be on the way.
- Alaska U.S. Rep. Don Young wants to know why Americans are still fighting in Afghanistan. He has co-sponsored a bill that would end funding for the war in a year, unless the president and Congress affirm the need for it.
- In this Curious Juneau, we look back at why the city put a massive bronze whale so far from the center of downtown.