Public hearings will be held next week on a proposal to build an 800 kilowatt hydro-electric plant on what are now wilderness lands in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. The Falls Creek dam, penstock and powerhouse would be located along the Kahtaheena River about five miles northeast of Gustavus. As Anne Sutton reports, the project would supply hydro-power to a community that now depends on fossil fuel.
- Anchorage-based singer-songwriter Sophia Street and James Goodreau dropped into KTOO’s arts room to play a Red Carpet Concert.
- A bill to break up the FAA and privatize the nation’s air traffic controllers cleared the Transportation Committee in the U.S. House Thursday night.
- "Her focus on education, her focus on examining our city budget at a really deep level, not just a broad stroke policy level, but getting into the line items – I think that’s a really valuable for assembly members to go after the budget work," said Deputy Mayor Jesse Kiehl.
- Rep. Les Gara wants to make sure state budget cuts don’t fall too heavily on working-class and low-income people. Instead, he wants a new business tax.