We’ll talk with Anne Fuller about workshop opportunities during next week’s 38th Annual Alaska Folk Festival; we’ll talk to some of the photographers involved in Friday’s show here at the KTOO Building; Bryan Crowder, from the UAS Theatre Department, will be here to highlight this weekend’s performances of Little Murders; and Nancy DeCherney will give us the rundown on art happenings in the capital city during Arts Up.
- Juneau Finance Director Bob Bartholomew projected Gov. Bill Walker’s veto of about half of dividend funds will cost the city.
- Only three votes now separate two northern Alaska House candidates. Dean Westlake of Kotzebue has 780 votes, ahead of 777 votes for incumbent Rep. Ben Nageak, who’s from Barrow.
- Bus passes, child-care assistance, work clothing and other resources to get low-income tribal members into jobs are being cut in seven Southeast Communities..
- The U.S. Northern Command and Coast Guard have launched a major field-training exercise off Alaska’s northwest coast. Arctic Chinook is intended to demonstrate how local, state and federal agencies would respond to a simulated cruise ship accident. Coincidentally, a big luxury cruise ship will sail through the area while the exercise is under way. And to further complicate things, bad weather has just set in.