On April 29, 1913, a patent was granted to Gideon Sunback for his invention of the “hook-less fastener” to be known as the “zipper.” Gavin, the dog, opens the zipper of his KRNN t-shirt to supervise John, the host, who will pull together a zipper-related song list for the occasion. You are invited to join together in tribute to this zipper 100th anniversary on Crosscurrents, 4/29 at 8 am.
- Large projects can often be contentious, and two of the most debated state projects in the past few years have been the Knik Arm Crossing and the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project.
- Gov. Bill Walker announced an additional $10 million cut to the University of Alaska.
- The largest share of that cut is to the account the state uses to partially reimburse local governments for school bonds.
- Inmates will be moved to other corrections centers and halfway houses or possibly put on ankle monitoring, depending on the situation.