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.
- Guitars, mandolins, ukuleles and banjos are common enough at folk festivals. But one Juneau teacher has made them the standard for his elementary students.
- Mt. Edgecumbe High School's wrestling team was recognized for completing a program meant to curb sexual abuse and assault.
- The Department of Public Safety counted the most sexual assault cases per capita in western Alaska during 2015.
- At the end of the 16-year transition, only 5 million feet of old growth will be provided for small sales and specialty products.