We’ll get the details on the UAS Evening At Egan presentation tonight with guest, Nicholas Galanin; we’ll talk with Haines writer, Heather Lende, in town for a book signing tomorrow at Hearthside Books; Pete Griffin will be here with details about Saturday’s Tellabration event at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center; and Chris Cairns from NAMI will be here with Sondra Sexton-Jones to talk about Saturday’s International Survivors of Suicide Day.
- “Scrap it,” said Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assemblyman Steve Colligan. “We would be better off spending $500,000 to send it to the scrapyard.”
- Some 34,000 Alaskans are eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits but don't apply. That's $65 million from the federal government that's not getting into local economies.
- Nick Pletnikoff, who has autism, was pepper-sprayed outside his home by Kodiak police in September. He was never charged with a crime. The family is suing for more than $100,000 plus punitive damages.
- Scalia was perhaps the leading voice of uncompromising conservatism on the Supreme Court. In his 29 years on the court, he achieved almost a cult following for dissents.