Today is the birthday in 1480 of Ferdinand Magellan who in 1519-1522 led the first expedition to sail around the world. Gavin and Wyatt ponder Magellan’s idea of a globe with his ship at the dock while John gathers music to inspire a “circle around” rather than an “over the edge” journey. You are invited to celebrate Magellan without falling off the edge the earth on Crosscurrents, 5/19 at 8 a.m.
- "Her focus on education, her focus on examining our city budget at a really deep level, not just a broad stroke policy level, but getting into the line items – I think that’s a really valuable for assembly members to go after the budget work," said Deputy Mayor Jesse Kiehl.
- Rep. Les Gara wants to make sure state budget cuts don’t fall too heavily on working-class and low-income people. Instead, he wants a new business tax.
- The Legislative Council is seeking advice from a finance expert on what to do about the controversial lease on the Anchorage Legislative Information Office.
- For the first time, scientists have documented the prevalence of two biotoxins in Alaska’s marine mammal population above the Arctic Circle.