Tune into the Alaska Identity Project on Thursday, May 17, 2012. Host Adrien Lopez will first interview David D’Amore, Research Team Leader – Landscape Productivity Team of the Land and Watershed Management Program at the U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station (7:00 – 7:30 PM). In the second half of the show, she’ll talk with Barney McClure, famous jazz pianist in town for Juneau Jazz & Classics (7:30 – 8:00 PM).
- Lawmakers who represent areas outside Juneau receive $295 for each day of the special session. Juneau lawmakers receive $221.25 per day.
- Sixteen veterans of the Alaska Territorial Guard will be honored at a discharge ceremony today. Four of them are from Western Alaska.
- The historic houses in Juneau and Douglas were predominately built by miners and fishermen long before today's zoning was put into place. That's prevented homeowners from restoring or rebuilding homes in these neighborhoods without running into conflict with the city's zoning laws -- a temporary fix may be on the way.
- Alaska U.S. Rep. Don Young wants to know why Americans are still fighting in Afghanistan. He has co-sponsored a bill that would end funding for the war in a year, unless the president and Congress affirm the need for it.