A restitution hearing was held Wednesday in Juneau Superior Court for the victims of the March 12, 2006 fire that destroyed the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, McPhetres Hall, and the Shelby Edwards home. Robert Huber, now serving time in prison for arson, could end up paying the Edwards family and the church’s insurance carrier as much as $3.6 million. Meanwhile, some of the victims of the fire are already moving on with their lives.
- The 750-mile Race to Alaska is back for a second year as 43 teams of sailors, rowers and paddlers prepared to set off from Port Townsend, Washington at 6 a.m. on Thursday.
- Hydrokinetic technology developed in Alaska’s rigorous conditions will help researchers design systems that can be used worldwide.
- Ketchikan’s Britta Adams braved the cold ocean and strong tides recently to swim more than 10 miles of the rocky Wrangell Narrows.
- As stock markets suffer, Alaskans consider UK referendum vote impacts.