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 Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery is in full swing. In less than a week, the fleet has caught over half of its quota. And while most crew members work on the water, spotter pilots fish for herring from the sky.
- A lot of eyes were on the U.S. House today, but, as Republican factions shuttled to the White House to negotiate, it was a day of waiting for most.
- Gov. Walker’s legislation creates a new definition for independent contractors that would determine whether employers have to pay to insure against on-the-job injuries.
- Gone are the days of throwing explosives from the air. AELP's avalanche crews trigger slides using a Daisybell, dangling about 150 feet from a helicopter. This is a cheaper -- and safer -- solution.