Fishermen, their family, and friends turn out each spring to commemorate those who have perished while working in one of the most dangerous occupations in the country. In what has become an annual spring tradition on the Juneau waterfront, they gathered Saturday morning for the reading of names added to the Alaska Commercial Fishermen’s Memorial and to offer blessings for those heading out this season.
- The Utah man accused of killing his wife aboard a cruise ship in Southeast Alaska is scheduled to appear for an arraignment hearing 10 a.m. Wednesday.
- More than 50 pilots and flight attendants picketed Monday afternoon in front of Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage. Their goal was to call on Alaska Airlines management to give them what they view as fairer wages and benefits.
- Alaska Gov. Bill Walker said being unaffiliated has helped him and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott work on issues without concern about party politics.
- The state has pushed back the bid deadline for the ferry Taku – again. That’s because a potential buyer wants more time.