A review of last night’s meeting of a CBJ Assembly committee that focused on residents’ objections to the USA Patriot Act that was passed by Congress in 2001. Then, attorney Mary Alice McKeen reviews a few of the provisions that some say can lead to the erosion of a citizen’s civil liberties. Related Link: SF Chronicle: FBI Checking Out Americans’ Reading Habits
- The state is granting nearly $300,000 to improve water quality in some of Alaska's most damaged watersheds, including Juneau's orange-tinted Duck Creek.
- More than a third of all the penalties imposed since 1976 were logged last year.
- "You know, we're not talking about some smoky, old wood stove here. We’re talking about high-tech equipment," said Daniel Parrent, a program manager at the U.S. Forest Service.
- "Did you think that ganging together seven different taxes would make it more likely or less likely that any would pass?” asked Eagle River Republican Rep. Dan Saddler.