Will the current sectarian violence in Iraq lead to a disintegration of its borders? From the 1916 agreement between Britain and France that established the Middle East borders as we know them today and to the US led invasion in 2003, David Noon, UAS Professor of History, will take us into the past to put the current conflict in a historical perspective. Rich Moniak will host.
- Despite rainy weather, the luxury cruise liner Crystal Serenity arrived in Nome on schedule, Sunday morning. About a thousand people poured out of the floating hotel and emptied into the town of Nome for a full day of scheduled activities and events, including the formal commemoration held at the Nome Mini Convention Center.
- Kenai Peninsula Assembly Vice President Brent Johnson plans to introduce an ordinance at the meeting Tuesday, August 23, that would replace the invocation or prayer said at the beginning of meetings with a moment of silence.
- The Juneau Assembly has adopted its equal rights ordinance, adding protection against discrimination based on gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.