Tune into the Alaska Identity Project on Thursday, May 3, 2012. Host Adrien Lopez will first interview Danny Consenstein, State Executive Director for the Alaska Farm Service Agency, USDA (7:00 – 7:30 PM). In the second half of the show, she’ll talk with Linnea Osborne and Carl Brodersen, board members of the Alaska Commercial Fishermen’s Memorial (ACFM), about the upcoming Blessing of the Fleet event on Saturday, May 5, 2012 in Juneau (7:30 – 8:00 PM).
- "Her focus on education, her focus on examining our city budget at a really deep level, not just a broad stroke policy level, but getting into the line items – I think that’s a really valuable for assembly members to go after the budget work," said Deputy Mayor Jesse Kiehl.
- Rep. Les Gara wants to make sure state budget cuts don’t fall too heavily on working-class and low-income people. Instead, he wants a new business tax.
- The Legislative Council is seeking advice from a finance expert on what to do about the controversial lease on the Anchorage Legislative Information Office.
- For the first time, scientists have documented the prevalence of two biotoxins in Alaska’s marine mammal population above the Arctic Circle.