With our news listeners in mind, I asked local expert TJ Cramer, better known as Manner, to explain what hip hop is and help me out with the terminology of the trade. Manner helps organize the Word 2 the Wize hip hop battles around southeast Alaska and performs with Diatribe NW and his new group Get on Down with Your Bad Self that is a collective of members from as far as Seattle.
Look for Manner at the upcoming event Mask and Glove happening at Rockwell on July 6th.
- The legislation would close a quarter of the gap between what the state government spends and what it raises.
- Sen. Kevin Meyer said his constituents oppose creating a new bureaucracy to collect an income tax when the Permanent Fund continues to pay dividends.
- Two dead squid have washed ashore in as many weeks, but it's unclear if these are unrelated incidents or a sign of something more significant.
- A GoFundMe appeal to help rebuild the Twin Lakes playground raised $4,625 in less than a day. But read the fine print: the website takes nearly 8 percent in fees.