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).
- Two 13-year-old boys were charged in a fire at Twin Lakes, which is being investigated as arson. The boys were located, interviewed and lodged at the Johnson Youth, according to a Juneau Police Department news release.
- The Juneau Assembly has ponied up another $1.2 million for the Housing First project. The 32-unit apartment complex and clinic is designed to serve Juneau's most vulnerable residents, many of them homeless
- The smoke was thick but through the gaps, it didn't look like much was left of the popular playground located in a park north of downtown Juneau.
- City Manager Rorie Watt said the city's costs for subdividing the land and closing the deal could be a quarter million dollars.