We’ll discuss March classes starting in the School of Career Education at UAS with school manager Dana Mackey; K. J. Metcalf will drop by with details on Saturday’s Admiralty Island Voices presentations by panels of scientists, Tlingit elders and artists including Skip Wallen, the sculptor who created the bronze bear in front of the Capitol Building; Ashley Johnston, from the Alaskan Brewery, will be here to highlight this weekend’s High Gravity Games at Eaglecrest along with Ernie Muller, from the Red Cross, whose organization will be the beneficiary of the event; Judith Meier will invite us to two meetings of interest to Juneau families who might like to host exchange students from Muslim countries; and wildlife photographer and author Amy Guilick will give us a preview of her Fireside Lecture on Salmon in the Trees to be given twice tonight at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.
- The co-chairmen of the House Finance Committee revised their plans to introduce an income tax to Alaska for the first time in nearly four decades.
- 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.