UAS will drop in on us to talk about the events at Family Day on the UAS campus Sunday; Lauren Brooks will fill us in in the AEYC Celebrity Read-A-Thon scheduled for Saturday afteroon; We’ll hear about the African Library Project from Susan Hickey of Hearthside Books; Megan Gregory from SEARHC and NAMI’s Christopher Cairns will explain the upcoming Walk For Life event; Kate Walters will tell us about the ORCA Cruise; and Jess Brown, Teen Health Advocate with the Zach Gordon Youth Center will bring us up to speed on the Hershey’s Track and Field Meet, coming up May 26.
- Kenneth Manzanares, 39, is charged by a federal grand jury with one count of first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Kristy Manzanares, also 39, aboard the Emerald Princess cruise ship in Southeast Alaska.
- The federal government is moving forward with its review of Hilcorp's proposal to drill offshore for oil in the Arctic.
- A series of promising oil discoveries and a recent move by the Trump administration mean the vast, remote National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska is about to get a lot more controversial.
- Details are emerging slowly on the fire at the Peter Pan Seafoods processing plant in Port Moller. The 100-year-old plant caught fire late Tuesday night, and the blaze continued to burn Wednesday. The full scope of the damage is still unclear, but witnesses say it is extensive.