As the nation celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, here’s what you can do around Juneau on Monday:
Lawyers with the Juneau Bar Association are providing free legal advice in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. The public is invited to ask questions on a range of topics, including Medicare, Medicaid, landlord/tenant issues, family law, or general law questions. Free legal advice will be available at the Juneau Christian Center from 9 a.m. to noon, and at the Dimond Courthouse from 1 to 5 p.m.
A community celebration will be held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Atlin Drive at 1 p.m. The family event includes guest speakers, singing, and tributes. This is a free event sponsored by the Black Awareness Association of Juneau.
Veterans for Peace of Juneau is sponsoring a brief ceremony on the peace sign above Home Depot starting at 5 p.m. People are asked to bring headlights and flashlights, and the lit-up peace sign will be photographed for submission to the Juneau Empire and the Veterans for Peace national newsletter.
- Juneau Bar Association asks Gov. Walker to consider geographic diversity before making his selection.
- Many of Alaska’s rural schools are not working. Low student performance and high teacher turnover are just two of more obvious indicators of problems in these mostly Native school districts. Those working in the schools say it’s time for radical changes.
- The festival sold out in record time this year.
- Inuit leaders and organizations from Canada have been lobbying the U.S. for the last year. Polar bear sport hunting is an important industry to the Inuit economy.