The Olympic swimming champion Johnny Weissmuller, who went on to fame as Tarzan of the Jungle in the movies, was born on this date in 1904. Gavin and Wyatt are posed at the side of the pool with Weissmuller before a swim meet as John is sitting in the studio with music prior to the show. You are invited to swing by the celebration on Crosscurrents, 6/2 at 8 a.m.
- A lot of science involves happy accidents. A retired scientist from Oregon stepped off the ferry in Sitka late last month, and on a hunch decided to look around the woods for an old friend.
- The Mat-Su Borough Assembly approved Tuesday the transfer of over a half-million dollars from existing funds to pay for repairs to the Port Mackenzie barge dock, although some expressed reservations about the port’s continuing costs.
- The Senate's long-awaited "Better Care Reconciliation Act" was written largely in secret, with even many Senate Republicans unaware of what was in it.
- The potential government shutdown would come at the busiest -- and worst -- time for the state office that processes teacher certifications. And unresolved state education funding is compounding the teacher hiring crunch.