We’ll hear about this Saturday’s fundraiser for Cancer Connection;
Artist Elise Tomlinson will talk about her First Friday exhibit at the CANVAS;
We’ll talk to writer/photographer Jon Waterman about his upcoming presentation at the Downtown Library on wilderness areas;
And we’ll talk with Mariya Lovischuk, Chair of the Conference Committee, about next week Conference on Housing & Homelessness in Anchorage;
That, Writer’s Almanac, Bird Note, Music and More Monday Afternoon at 3 on KTOO News.
- For the second time this year, a Republican from Matanuska-Susitna Borough left the state Senate majority caucus.
- The U.S. Senate is working on the health care bill, and Alaska health commissioner Valerie Davidson is in Washington, D.C., to meet with Alaska's senators, Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski. One-quarter of Alaska's population currently is covered by Medicaid.
- Police posted this security video of the suspect on its Facebook page and described him as white, 25 to 30 years old, 6-foot-3 and skinny with scruffy facial hair.
- Uber and Lyft are negotiating with the City and Borough of Juneau over the collection of the city's sales tax. The companies insist it's the drivers' responsibility to collect and remit the 5 percent tax on fares.