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.
- 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.