Near midnight on April 14, 1860, the first mail bag was delivered by the Pony Express to San Francisco from Missouri after ten days gallop. The rider and his pony are chased by Gavin and Wyatt away from the express post as John and his playlist gather in the studio for broadcast. Even if you are not a pony rider, you can join the Pony Express celebration by being a radio listener to Crosscurrents, 4/14 at 8 am.
- 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.