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.
- Roughly 6,000 state workers were unable to log in to their computers, affecting two in five executive branch workers.
- The totem pole is an icon of the Pacific Northwest. The carved art form showcases clan stories and family crests in museums around the world. After more than 30 years in the Anchorage Museum, a century-old pole from Southeast has made it back to Sitka, where curators are prepping a permanent home.
- One of the Sealaska regional Native corporation’s longest-serving leaders is stepping down. Rosita Worl says she will not run for another term after 30 years on the board.
- President Donald Trump’s budget outline calls for eliminating funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. The NEA has been a frequent target of Republicans, but U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski supports the endowment, and Tuesday she won the 2017 Congressional Arts Leadership Award.