In Honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
“The Story of the Mosquito” by Lily Hoang (Vietnam)
— Careful who and what you love.
“First Day of Snow” by Naoko Awa (Japan)
–This is why we need to listen to our elders.
“I Can’t Wait To Be An Old Asian American Woman” by Christy Namee Eriksen
- Lawmakers who represent areas outside Juneau receive $295 for each day of the special session. Juneau lawmakers receive $221.25 per day.
- Sixteen veterans of the Alaska Territorial Guard will be honored at a discharge ceremony today. Four of them are from Western Alaska.
- The historic houses in Juneau and Douglas were predominately built by miners and fishermen long before today's zoning was put into place. That's prevented homeowners from restoring or rebuilding homes in these neighborhoods without running into conflict with the city's zoning laws -- a temporary fix may be on the way.
- Alaska U.S. Rep. Don Young wants to know why Americans are still fighting in Afghanistan. He has co-sponsored a bill that would end funding for the war in a year, unless the president and Congress affirm the need for it.