Photos by Danny Peterson
Did your children get Legos for Christmas? Well, they still have a year to prepare for the next Juneau Economic Development Council’s annual Lego robot competition. It’s part of a statewide education program known as Science Technology Engineering and Science—or “STEM.”
The Fifth Annual Lego League competition was held at Centennial Hall earlier this month, and as KTOO intern Danny Peterson reports, it was a little like stepping onto the set of a TV game show.
- Legislators are considering a special audit of the Alaska Mental Health Trust and how the trustees are investing its money.
- Cynthia Franklin, who helped guide Alaska's work in setting up the state's legal marijuana industry, is resigning as director of the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office.
- An online controversy spread to the halls of city government in Anchorage on Tuesday, with accusations flying about fake news, liberal media bias and a militant Islamic training camp in Wasilla that does not exist.
- Former Sen. John Glenn has died at 95. After a career as a Marine pilot, Glenn was chosen as an astronaut. He was the third American in space.