The National Geographic Society with its motto “inspiring people to care about the planet” was officially incorporated on the 27th of January 1888. Gavin and Wyatt pause to rest their paws before trekking to the top of the snowy mountain while John saves his feet by the feat of exploring the confines of the music library. As the sun comes up over the mountain, you can join the National Geo birthday by tuning to Crosscurrents, 1/27 at 8 a.m.
- “Scrap it,” said Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assemblyman Steve Colligan. “We would be better off spending $500,000 to send it to the scrapyard.”
- Some 34,000 Alaskans are eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits but don't apply. That's $65 million from the federal government that's not getting into local economies.
- Nick Pletnikoff, who has autism, was pepper-sprayed outside his home by Kodiak police in September. He was never charged with a crime. The family is suing for more than $100,000 plus punitive damages.
- Scalia was perhaps the leading voice of uncompromising conservatism on the Supreme Court. In his 29 years on the court, he achieved almost a cult following for dissents.