Earlier today, dozens of construction workers, museum employees and spectators gathered around the Alaska State Museum to watch crews carefully remove the 8-foot-wide, 45-foot-long walrus skin umiak from the old building.
The boat was originally constructed inside the building, making its removal a tricky affair. Situated on a protective wooden platform, the boat was removed through the front door before being hoisted up and over the building.
- "Juneau to Minneapolis for $361. New York for $365, which is insane. The fares dropped by $100 to $200 overnight. And adjusted for inflation, really, Juneau has never ever seen these exceptional rates," said travel analyst Scott McMurren.
- The facts of what happened aren't clear yet. The body is on its way to Anchorage for autopsy, and state investigators were Barrow-bound.
- Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner, an Anchorage Democrat, said her caucus members were disappointed.
- A commercial truck ripped through telephone lines near the Mendenhall Mall on Wednesday afternoon.