A preview of the arts and entertainment events happening around Juneau over the next week. Also coming up on Saturday, November 9th is the Bishop Kenny Memorial Auction that is the principal fundraiser for Perseverance Theatre’s actor salary fund. Various prizes are up for auction and the Thunder Mountain Big Band will be playing at the Twisted Fish restaurant from 6:30 until 10 p.m.Related Link: Tickets for the Bishop Kenny Memorial Auction
- Bans on plastic grocery bags have been cropping up across Alaska’s remote communities. Cordova’s ban went into effect last year. But so far, the larger cities in the state have yet to adopt one.
- Things are not looking good for Haines’ Alaska State Trooper post. Trooper Director Col. James Cockrell intends to reassign Haines’ one trooper position to Bethel. The decision isn’t final yet, but the community conversation about how to handle the loss continued at a Public Safety Commission meeting this week.
- A new study from a Alaskan epidemiologist looks at infants who were exposed to opiates before birth. Unlike previous studies, it goes beyond the sharp rise in cases for a portion of the population to explore what happens next.
- Commercial fisheries in Southeast Alaska have survived two years of state budget cuts but not without some changes. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Commercial Fisheries has cut some positions, ended some monitoring programs, and found some new funding sources.