Julie Staveland and Lori Klein from the UAS Student Resource Center will update us on activities during orientation week on the Juneau campus;
John Palmes will be here to highlight this weekend’s Harmony Singing Workshop to be held Saturday evening at 7 at Resurrection Lutheran Church;
Michael King & Cindy Burchfield, from the Alaskan Brewing Company, will be here to talk about their Baltic Porter release;
And Noah Jenkins from the Juneau Fire Department will tell us about this year’s Fill the Boot program as firemen collect money to help children with muscular dystrophy at locations around Juneau this afternoon and Saturday.
- Gov. Bill Walker put a hold on an administrative order he issued in February, saying he needed more stakeholder feedback.
- Hundreds of people gathered Thursday at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to celebrate the opening of a newly completed Huna Tribal House and the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary. But not everyone could make it. Tribal members and elected officials were stuck at the Juneau International Airport.
- "We’re all expecting to see this fiscal contraction and a reduction in economic indicators. But the reality is that what’s going on at the state level hasn’t hit the communities yet. It hasn’t hit Juneau yet," local analyst Meilani Schijvens says.
- Scattered throughout Alaska are hundreds of pieces of land that have been transferred to Alaska Native Corporations by the federal government.Some came with contamination. Getting them cleaned up has been a decades long process, and a new report catalogs those contaminated sites, but leaves some questions about who will orchestrate cleanup – and when.