The building of a 21-million dollar University of Alaska Fairbanks fisheries and ocean sciences lab in Juneau is underway. It is part of the Ted Stevens Marine Science complex at Lena Point which includes a new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) research building.
- Gov. Bill Walker says a tax package he's introduced for the special session is a necessary measure to address the state's fiscal situation.
- Ketchikan Museum staff have been working to catalog, document and store totem pole fragments that have been in the museum’s collection for 40 years. The fragments can provide details lost on many of the larger poles.