Prosecutors continued revealing their case Thursday in the Jason Coday murder trial in Juneau, presenting the last of eyewitnesses and moving to physical evidence.
Coday is accused of murder and misconduct involving weapons for using sawed-off rifle to fatally shoot a construction worker at the back of Juneau’s Fred Meyer store last August. 26-year old Simone Kim, a painter from Anchorage, was talking to a pair of tree trimmers when he was killed.
- The law establishes Alaska as the second state in the nation to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday of October, replacing Columbus Day.
- U.S. Senate leaders postponed a vote on their health care reform bill, but Alaskans opposed to the bill aren’t letting up. One Alaskan, a three-time cancer survivor, went to Washington to make his pitch directly.
- Oprah Winfrey and some of her friends will be cruising through Alaska next month. Forbes reports that the seven-day Holland America cruise "Share the Adventure" departs from Seattle on July 15 on July 15. The 2,104-passenger ship will visit Glacier Bay National Park, Juneau, Sitka and other Alaskan sites.