We’ll hear about Geography Awareness Week activities including GeoFest, to be held 1-4 pm Saturday at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor’s Center from guest Katie Kennedy; Katrina Pearson, from Hearthside Books, will be here to highlight this Sunday’s 5th Annual Holiday event; we’ll talk with Mary Watson and Professor Lawton Brigham about geography & Arctic policy as part of the Juneau World Affairs Council’s Fall Forum on the Politics of Global Climate Change; and Geoff Kirsch will be here with a preview of his upcoming workshop on writing under pressure.
- Lawmakers who represent areas outside Juneau receive $295 for each day of the special session. Juneau lawmakers receive $221.25 per day.
- Sixteen veterans of the Alaska Territorial Guard will be honored at a discharge ceremony today. Four of them are from Western Alaska.
- The historic houses in Juneau and Douglas were predominately built by miners and fishermen long before today's zoning was put into place. That's prevented homeowners from restoring or rebuilding homes in these neighborhoods without running into conflict with the city's zoning laws -- a temporary fix may be on the way.
- Alaska U.S. Rep. Don Young wants to know why Americans are still fighting in Afghanistan. He has co-sponsored a bill that would end funding for the war in a year, unless the president and Congress affirm the need for it.