Downtown Juneau is hopping with renovations and grand openings. Several young and creative entrepreneurs have expanded the local food scene. The Rookery, which opened last fall, was recently closed for renovations and has now reopened. The Wild Oven Bakehouse opened in October, and B’s Bakery and Bistro opened just last week. KTOO’s Amanda Compton starts her tour at the newly remodeled Rookery.
- Legislators are considering a special audit of the Alaska Mental Health Trust and how the trustees are investing its money.
- Cynthia Franklin, who helped guide Alaska's work in setting up the state's legal marijuana industry, is resigning as director of the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office.
- An online controversy spread to the halls of city government in Anchorage on Tuesday, with accusations flying about fake news, liberal media bias and a militant Islamic training camp in Wasilla that does not exist.
- Former Sen. John Glenn has died at 95. After a career as a Marine pilot, Glenn was chosen as an astronaut. He was the third American in space.