We’ll hear about Geography Awareness Week activities including GeoFest, to be held 1-4 pm Saturday at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor’s Center from guest Katie Kennedy; Katrina Pearson, from Hearthside Books, will be here to highlight this Sunday’s 5th Annual Holiday event; we’ll talk with Mary Watson and Professor Lawton Brigham about geography & Arctic policy as part of the Juneau World Affairs Council’s Fall Forum on the Politics of Global Climate Change; and Geoff Kirsch will be here with a preview of his upcoming workshop on writing under pressure.
- Superior Court Judge Philip Pallenberg heard oral arguments in a lawsuit on the issue. He said he’ll try to reach a decision as quickly as he can.
- Walker said he has spoken several times with U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, whose vote could help determine the bill’s fate.
- State transportation crews are removing political campaign signs along state rights-of-way. Alaska law largely forbids signs anywhere visible from the roadway.
- The University of Alaska is offering up 400 acres of its Haines-area land for timber harvest. The timing of the university’s decision was motivated by a conversation happening at the local level. The Haines Planning Commission is considering whether to restrict resource extraction in the Mud Bay area.