René Descartes, born on March 31, 1596, offered a philosophical outline for the natural sciences by thinking that science is an activity of the discerning mind using one brief phrase “I think, therefore I am.” Wyatt and Gavin suggest a different axiom, namely: “I bark, therefore I stay.” You can join John as he attempts to confirm his existence while thinking of music to play on Crosscurrents, 3/31 at 8 a.m.
- Juneau Mayor Ken Koelsch introduced the ordinance following complaints from merchants that the numbers sleeping in front of doorways was hurting commerce in Juneau's historic downtown.The ACLU of Alaska's urges Juneau Mayor Ken Koelsch to reconsider his position saying criminalizing homelessness is unconstitutional.
- A senior on the Soldotna High School hockey team was suspended from play over the weekend after posting racist comments on social media. The player was a team captain but did not participate in games in Anchorage over the weekend.
- The Fairbanks mayor's office says a former city police chief did have a conflict of interest that barred him from the job.
- Eleven states with GOP governors expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Now those governors want to make sure the expansion isn't unwound if the ACA is repealed.