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 co-chairmen of the House Finance Committee revised their plans to introduce an income tax to Alaska for the first time in nearly four decades.
- The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery is in full swing. In less than a week, the fleet has caught over half of its quota. And while most crew members work on the water, spotter pilots fish for herring from the sky.
- A lot of eyes were on the U.S. House today, but, as Republican factions shuttled to the White House to negotiate, it was a day of waiting for most.
- Gov. Walker’s legislation creates a new definition for independent contractors that would determine whether employers have to pay to insure against on-the-job injuries.