Master Gardener Ed Buyarski provides an on-the-scene report from his front yard for this season’s first edition of Gardentalk on Morning Edition. This week, he previews the big benefit Plant Sale that starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 10th at the Carrs/Safeway parking lot.
May 9, 2014 5:15 p.m.update:
Buyarski starts the segment by reminding us to keep our plants and trees well-watered, but this was recorded on Thursday morning, or over a full day before the CBJ Public Works Department issued a notice for residents to conserve water.
You can read more about the Friday afternoon conservation notice here.
- For the second time this year, a Republican from Matanuska-Susitna Borough left the state Senate majority caucus.
- The U.S. Senate is working on the health care bill, and Alaska health commissioner Valerie Davidson is in Washington, D.C., to meet with Alaska's senators, Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski. One-quarter of Alaska's population currently is covered by Medicaid.
- Police posted this security video of the suspect on its Facebook page and described him as white, 25 to 30 years old, 6-foot-3 and skinny with scruffy facial hair.
- Uber and Lyft are negotiating with the City and Borough of Juneau over the collection of the city's sales tax. The companies insist it's the drivers' responsibility to collect and remit the 5 percent tax on fares.