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.
- A National Weather Service meteorologist says warm ocean temperatures and less sea ice suggest this year's winter could be close to normal.
- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has ordered that Native communities and their traditional ecological knowledge be considered in future federal land management decisions.
- The first marijuana shop in the state has its license to open and it's in Skagway. The Remedy Shoppe must now wait for the state to give the green light to marijuana testing facilities before its shelves are stocked.
- Sen. Dan Sullivan said he is trying to make Congress aware of more than 30 villages that still don't have running water or sewers.