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 unofficial mayor of Talkeetna, Stubbs the cat, passed away in the overnight hours between Thursday and Friday, according to his owners.
- The Trump administration has directed the National Park Service in Alaska and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to reconsider bans on certain state allowed game harvest techniques.
- Jordan Joplin, 32, of Washington state pleaded not guilty Monday to first- and second-degree murder charges in the the March 16 death of Ketchikan surgeon Dr. Eric Garcia.
- An expedition of Russian adventurers arrived Tuesday in Dillingham for their trip to retrace a route taken by historic Russian explorers. The Russian visitors were greeted in Dillingham by that most American of rituals, a potluck dinner.