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 co-chairmen of the House Finance Committee revised their plans to introduce an income tax to Alaska for the first time in nearly four decades.
- The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery is in full swing. In less than a week, the fleet has caught over half of its quota. And while most crew members work on the water, spotter pilots fish for herring from the sky.
- A lot of eyes were on the U.S. House today, but, as Republican factions shuttled to the White House to negotiate, it was a day of waiting for most.
- Gov. Walker’s legislation creates a new definition for independent contractors that would determine whether employers have to pay to insure against on-the-job injuries.