The next Focus On Community, August 15th, will be hosted by Juneau’s Veterans For Peace. Their program, titled “Peace Talk”, will examine the results of the VFP national convention, convening in Portland August 6-7, 2011. The most controversial issue at the convention is a proposed resolution calling for the impeachment of President Obama for his war policies, including the Libya incursion. One of the show’s hosts, Rich Moniak, is attending the convention and will speak about it on the program.
- Stuart DeWitt, Nick Davis and Joe Thompson were inducted into the Gold Medal Hall of Fame.
- On Saturday at the Juneau Lions Club 71st Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament, Lion Steve Brandner was chosen as the recipient of the Walter A. Soboleff Achievement Award, the tournament’s highest honor.
- Shutting down the oil platforms will allow Hilcorp to reduce the amount of natural gas flowing in the leaking pipeline.
- The co-chairmen of the House Finance Committee revised their plans to introduce an income tax to Alaska for the first time in nearly four decades.