On Monday evening, Focus on Community’s PeaceTalk will feature two interviews. The first will be with the President of Veterans for Peace in Seattle, who will explain his group’s “Tax Day” action of distributing information on the Federal Budget and the allocations to war; we’ll also meet Hattie, a Lebanese exchange student from the YES program, on his academic and social experiences here in Juneau this school year. 7-8 pm
- Sponsors of a voter initiative to ban commercial marijuana businesses in the City of Fairbanks submitted over 500 signatures Friday in an effort to get the measure on the fall 2017 ballot.
- Enrollment numbers have increased in two of the three schools and the district welcomes several newcomers to its faculty. Combined enrollment at the three schools is an estimated 473 students to start off the year, up from 431 just two years ago.
- The series of simulated drills was known as the Arctic Chinook exercise and wrapped Thursday morning in Kotzebue, according to a Coast Guard press release.
- Scientists are trying to learn how to prevent botulism in seal oil, a main ingredient in many traditional Alaska Native foods.