Born Arthur Stanley Jefferson, on this date in 1890, Stanley “Stan” Laurel, was an English comedian, writer, film director, and better known as Laurel teamed with Oliver Hardy. The partnership of Gavin and Wyatt join at Stanley’s side as they celebrate Stan’s birthday with a smile. You are invited to join John as he celebrates Stan’s birthday with jovial tunes on Crosscurrents, 6/16 at 8 a.m.
- The 750-mile Race to Alaska is back for a second year as 43 teams of sailors, rowers and paddlers prepared to set off from Port Townsend, Washington at 6 a.m. on Thursday.
- Hydrokinetic technology developed in Alaska’s rigorous conditions will help researchers design systems that can be used worldwide.
- Ketchikan’s Britta Adams braved the cold ocean and strong tides recently to swim more than 10 miles of the rocky Wrangell Narrows.
- As stock markets suffer, Alaskans consider UK referendum vote impacts.