Since 1928, Juneauites have enjoyed the reverberating sound of the historic Kimball Theatre Organ. After a handful of moves from its original home at the Coliseum Theatre on South Franklin Street, the organ now lives on the 8th floor of the State Office Building where it’s been since 1977. Thanks to a cadre of dedicated volunteers, the organ continues to entertain almost every Friday at noon. KTOO’s Scott Burton attended Friday’s concert with T.J. Duffy and brings us this Halloween–inspired audio postcard.
- Roughly 6,000 state workers were unable to log in to their computers, affecting two in five executive branch workers.
- The totem pole is an icon of the Pacific Northwest. The carved art form showcases clan stories and family crests in museums around the world. After more than 30 years in the Anchorage Museum, a century-old pole from Southeast has made it back to Sitka, where curators are prepping a permanent home.
- One of the Sealaska regional Native corporation’s longest-serving leaders is stepping down. Rosita Worl says she will not run for another term after 30 years on the board.
- President Donald Trump’s budget outline calls for eliminating funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. The NEA has been a frequent target of Republicans, but U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski supports the endowment, and Tuesday she won the 2017 Congressional Arts Leadership Award.