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.
- Large projects can often be contentious, and two of the most debated state projects in the past few years have been the Knik Arm Crossing and the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project.
- Gov. Bill Walker announced an additional $10 million cut to the University of Alaska.
- The largest share of that cut is to the account the state uses to partially reimburse local governments for school bonds.
- Inmates will be moved to other corrections centers and halfway houses or possibly put on ankle monitoring, depending on the situation.