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.
- The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery is in full swing. In less than a week, the fleet has caught over half of its quota. And while most crew members work on the water, spotter pilots fish for herring from the sky.
- A lot of eyes were on the U.S. House today, but, as Republican factions shuttled to the White House to negotiate, it was a day of waiting for most.
- Gov. Walker’s legislation creates a new definition for independent contractors that would determine whether employers have to pay to insure against on-the-job injuries.
- Gone are the days of throwing explosives from the air. AELP's avalanche crews trigger slides using a Daisybell, dangling about 150 feet from a helicopter. This is a cheaper -- and safer -- solution.