A patent for the invention called the Sholes & Glidden “type-writer” was granted on this date in 1868 marking the first use of the QWERTY keyboard. Gavin and Wyatt discover this type of keyboard is not the right design for dog paws. You are invited to listen as John invents the “write” music for this “type” show on Crosscurrents, 6/23 at 8 a.m.
- The skies above the Interior and Southcentral Alaska will get a lot busier starting next week, when Northern Edge 2017 gets under way. It’ll be the biggest military-training exercise to be held this year in Alaska.
- Police in Anchorage have determined that a single person was responsible for a wave of killings over the summer.
- Unionized pilots at Alaska Airlines and recently acquired Virgin America pulled off a virtual barrel roll Wednesday to get management's attention. The union complains that talks to combine both pilot groups under what they hope will be a more generous joint contract aren't moving fast enough.
- Southeast Alaska’s regional tribal government is developing its business side. That’s because most of its funding comes from the government.