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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- Lawmakers plan to spend as little as one day in Juneau, as they meet Thursday for their third special session this year.
- Charging documents state that a seizure caused an accident that left two people dead July 4th last year. The driver in a van accident, Chris Allen, 24, is facing murder and manslaughter charges.
- Alaska Airlines is still ironing out operational wrinkles following the acquisition of Virgin America last year. At the same time, its smaller, regional airline is still grappling with a pilot shortage.
- A green sponge discovered in 2005 in Southeast Alaska waters has unique properties that could be used to treat certain types of cancer. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hosted a news conference Wednesday morning.