He’ll talk with Barb Maier, Hannah Nell, and Averi Cokeley, participants in the Perseverance Theatre – UAS Summer Theatre Arts Rendezvous program opening performances Friday;
Greg Fiske and Sally Schlichting, members of the board of the newly-founded Capital City Marketing Coop will bring us up to date on their exploration of a cooperative grocery store in Juneau;
Friends of Recycling’s Margo Knuth will announce a Thursday night meeting explaining how Juneau-ites can take themselves off the mailing lists for unwanted catalogs and phone books;
And, Kara Nelson, board member of Haven House, will update us on their quest for a 6-person shelter to house and support women coming out of prison in a faith-based environment.
- A new court case argues that the way in which state juries are selected in Alaska discriminates against rural, Native communities. The case could significantly impact the Delta’s court system if it’s successful.
- When a school closes in rural Alaska, families who stay face tough choices. They can send their children away to school in another village or city, or they can home school their kids. Clark’s Point fought for a third option, to reopen their school. The school, which closed in 2012, will be back in session next week.
- So far no reports of injuries in large fire that continues to burn at large, remote salmon processing plant on the Alaska Peninsula. One dock was cut away, and production facilities heavily damaged according to on-the-ground reports.
- Orutsararmiut Native Council held its first Science and Culture camp in July for high school students. Campers collected juvenile fish, like baby king and red salmon, and participated in activities in avian biology, ethnobotany and workshops on federal and state subsistence management.