Here’s an audio slideshow of the 2012 Alaska Folk Festival, held April 8-15, 2012, at Juneau’s Centennial Hall.
The music is by Dave Stancliff and Friends and the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band.
- One major challenge is simply convincing people that solar works in Alaska -- and that, in fact, Alaska might be ideal solar territory.
- The state has asked the new presidential administration for a waiver to pay more than 80 percent of reinsurance costs.
- The state’s only professional sports franchise, the Alaska Aces, will fold after this season. The decision was announced Thursday, Feb. 23.
- Bans on plastic grocery bags have been cropping up across Alaska’s remote communities. Cordova’s ban went into effect last year. But so far, the larger cities in the state have yet to adopt one.