Alaska has one of the most vibrant beer scenes in the country. Despite its small population, it has more breweries than denser states like Connecticut, Maryland, South Carolina, and Kentucky. Every year, most of Alaska’s breweries descend on tiny Haines for their annual brew fest. This year, they celebrated their 21st birthday, and had their highest turnout yet.
- The Alaska House has passed a bill last week banning wolf harvest on a section of state land bordering Denali National Park. House Bill 105 prohibits wolf hunting and trapping on the park’s northeastern edge, where a few Denali wolves are harvested each year.
- House Bill 159 would cut the number of days’ supply of opioid pills in a single prescription.
- The Juneau Assembly has appointed a three-member task force to focus on the community's growing homeless problem.
- Witnesses report an explosion and then a frantic effort by concertgoers to flee. Ariana Grande had just finished her show.