Sealaska Heritage Institute’s plans for a new cultural center in downtown Juneau are taking shape. Conceptual drawings were shown to the CBJ Assembly this week. Once design work is finalized, SHI plans to begin fundraising to help pay the nearly 22-million dollar construction costs. Casey Kelly has more.
- Dan Henry agreed to pay more than $600,000 in restitution and serve up to two years in federal prison.
- Alaska Airlines use of the phrase "Meet our Eskimo" in its rebranding campaign has sparked a controversy and new conversation about what “Eskimo” means to Alaska Natives.
- The offer is the latest salvo in a battle between lawmakers, developers and lawyers over the price legislators agreed to for the building in 2013 during a very different fiscal climate.
- The city thinks Hecla's Greens Creek mine may be responsible. The mine says its discharges in the area meet state requirements.