A grassroots organization known as “Occupy Juneau” has been holding protests at Marine Park every Saturday for the past month; tomorrow will be the fifth gathering. The organization is a local movement in support of the national “Occupy Wall Street” protests that have been going on across the country since September. As Danny Peterson reports, the activism has also moved to the UAS campus.
- Gov. Bill Walker has signed legislation he says will provide more timber for Alaska’s mills. But it probably won’t be that much of an increase.
- The state department of Health and Social Services announced the first known case of the Zika virus in the state July 22, belonging to a patient treated at SEARHC’s Mt. Edgcumbe Hospital in Sitka.
- Bristol Bay is home to the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world. The 2 billionth salmon was landed sometime, by someone, on July 6, 2016.
- The Alaska Supreme Court overturned the state’s parental notification law for minors who are seeking abortions.