Marbury v. Madison on Crosscurrent 2/24: The Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Marshall, adopted the landmark case of Marbury v. Madison on this day in 1803 to sanction the legal principle of “judicial review” to limit Congressional authority by pronouncing legislation unconstitutional. Gavin and Wyatt, the barristers of barking, plead their case before the bench of Justice Marshall while John, the solicitor of song, spins the music before the microphone of the KRNN studio. You can exercise your own judicial review by tuning to Crosscurrents, 2/24 at 8 am.
- Heli-skiing has long been a controversial topic in Haines. The interests of the industry often clash with people who live near heliports and don’t want the noise disturbing their peace and quiet. But there’s another group that’s impacted by helicopter noise: mountain goats.
- In the Northwest Arctic, caribou hunting has been contentious for years. Alaska’s largest herd continues to decline while tensions have emerged between rural subsistence users and outside hunters.
- From the Aleutian island of Akutan to the arctic village of Kiana, 13 communities have been crowned champions of a rural energy competition. The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced that it will help these communities cut their energy use by 15 percent by training local utility providers.
- It’s costing 14 percent more to take the ferry to and from the Lower 48. The higher fare is part of another round of tariff increases aimed at boosting income and equalizing rates across all routes.