We’ll talk with Howard Weaver, in town to sign copies of his new book, Write Hard, Die Free, and to speak for the World Affairs Council – both tonight at the Nugget Mall; MK McNaughton will update us on the One Million Bones project; Eric Borass will fill us in on Trail Mix activities; and we’ll get a preview on next month’s Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival.
- “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.