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.
- The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska has a new target date for opening its cultural immersion park at the old Thane Ore House. Last year, Central Council officials had hoped it would open this summer. Now, they’re shooting for 2018, after the Juneau Assembly approved a 1.2-acre land lease making it possible Monday evening.
- William Quayle, Jr. is running for the District 1 Juneau Assembly seat. The municipal election is Oct. 4.
- Winds of that speed can uproot trees, knock branches down and damage property, including vessels and aircraft moored and tied down outdoors.
- The aurora borealis, more commonly known as the Northern Lights, were visible in much of Southeast Alaska late Wednesday and early Thursday. Share your Northern Lights photos with us.