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 Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska has a new target date for opening its cultural immersion park at the old Thane Ore House. Last year, Central Council officials had hoped it would open this summer. Now, they’re shooting for 2018, after the Juneau Assembly approved a 1.2-acre land lease making it possible Monday evening.
- William Quayle, Jr. is running for the District 1 Juneau Assembly seat. The municipal election is Oct. 4.
- Winds of that speed can uproot trees, knock branches down and damage property, including vessels and aircraft moored and tied down outdoors.
- The aurora borealis, more commonly known as the Northern Lights, were visible in much of Southeast Alaska late Wednesday and early Thursday. Share your Northern Lights photos with us.