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.
- 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.