There were many questions following the grounding and subsequent sinking of the S.S. Princess Sophia. At least 343 people died when ship went down October 25, 1918. There were no survivors except a lone dog that wandered ashore two days after the wreck. Could any of the passengers have been saved from such a tragedy? In the second part of series, historians examine the circumstances of the wreck and explain why so few northerners are aware of the disaster.Related Link: More on the Wreck of the Princess Sophia
- The Juneau Assembly declined to pass a broaden sales tax exemption for seniors. Opposition from businesses prodded elected officials to refer the initiative back to committee.
- Fines for pet owners whose for critters scooped up by animal control officers have gone up. The fees hadn't been adjusted for nearly 17 years.
- Local education officials are applying for state money to replace and repair leaky roofs at several Juneau schools. About $5 million is coming in over the next five years earmarked for school maintenance from sales tax money that voters approved in the Oct. 3 election.
- "They’re calling it GTA, grand theft Anchorage, right now," said Rep. Lora Reinbold, who says she wants to repeal Senate Bill 91. "It’s outrageous, what’s going on in the city that I love.”