Celebration 2008 began Thursday morning with a grand entrance procession of fifty Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian dance groups down Juneau’s Willoughby Avenue. John Ryan produced an audio postcard from the procession. The Mt. Saint Elias Dancers from Yakutat kick it off as they get ready to lead the procession in their full regalia.
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- The social media company posted stronger-than-expected revenue of $616 million in the third quarter — even as revenue growth continued to slow. To be more efficient, it'll cut around 350 jobs.
- The PFD veto of $666 million covered a little more than a fifth of the budget gap.
- The CEO of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority stepped down on Monday. Jeff Jessee served as CEO for 21 years. According to a press release from the organization, he is transitioning to a new role ahead of his planned retirement in three years.
- The Alaska State Commission for Human Rights is the state’s anti-discrimination agency. In 2011, a legislative audit found that the agency wasn’t doing its job. Five years later, the agency is still trying to move forward.