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 will take their first look Friday at a bill changing the Alaska State Council on the Arts from an agency to a public corporation.
- A unanimous Juneau Planning Commission approved the first phase of the Pederson Hill subdivision, clearing a major hurdle for the city's housing initiative. Now it will be up to the Juneau Assembly to decide how it will offload the 86 lots.
- Alaskans would pay more in property taxes if the state government cuts the amount it pays to offset the debt to build schools.
- The stations at issue include KINY AM Juneau and KGTW FM Ketchikan.