Juneau firefighters and police officers spent a few moments Thursday remembering their East Coast colleagues who died during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Juneau Police Officer Paul Comolli, who spent over a week at Ground Zero helping with stress counseling for emergency personnel at the site, talks about the emotional and mental toll that such an event can take on those close to it. He also recalls why the clean-up at the World Trade Center site was still stressful five weeks after the attacks. This is an extended version of an interview that aired during Morning Edition.
- The series of simulated drills was known as the Arctic Chinook exercise and wrapped Thursday morning in Kotzebue, according to a Coast Guard press release.
- Scientists are trying to learn how to prevent botulism in seal oil, a main ingredient in many traditional Alaska Native foods.
- Alaska's earthquake simulator will visit Wednesday, Aug. 31, to Thursday, Sept. 1, in downtown Juneau giving residents some emergency preparedness practice at an event that promises to shake, rattle and roll.
- The creator of the Facebook page the Juneau Community Collective is running for public office and that created a problem. He had to figure out how to continue moderating political comments on the page without falling into a conflict of interest.