Former Juneau Mayor Larry Parker, a fixture during Fourth of July festivities, just passed away. Meanwhile, members of the Alaska Court System recenlty remembered former Supreme Court Justice Jay Rabinowitz with a dedication of a small downtown garden in front of the Dimond Courthouse. Former Superior Court Judge Tom Stewart will be one of the Grand Marshalls during Fourth of July Parade.
- The management slate won this year’s Sealaska board election. Three incumbents and a newcomer who ran with them beat out eight independent candidates.
- A local archaeologist says there may be the remains of a historic Alutiiq fish trap on the north end of Kodiak Island. Those types of man-made formations are rare to discover in the region, he said.
- Senate Republicans have tweaked their Obamacare repeal bill in hopes of keeping more healthy customers in the insurance market. Customers who fail to maintain coverage could be temporarily locked out.