Today at 3 on A Juneau Afternoon, Pat Moore hosts.
Find about the Juneau Lyric Opera’s production of Hairspray, with guests Director Hal Ryder and co-producer John Clough;
Meet KTOO News intern Kelsey Gobroski, and learn about password protection;
Learn more about composting with Suzanne & Sandy Williams;
And we’ll get an update on two new programs at Riverbend Elementary with Principal Shannon Avenson and Teacher Karen DoxeyThat, Writers Almanac, Bird Note, music and more, today at 3, on KTOO-FM.
- President Trump on Friday declared a national emergency to get money for a border wall that Congress refused to fund. He plans to divert $3.6 billion from military construction accounts, and that could drain money from Alaska projects.
- Gov. Dunleavy's proposed budget does away with about 25% of K-12 funding and cuts the University of Alaska system’s funding by 41%. Sitka School District's superintendent says, "If implemented, it will decimate public education in Alaska."
- Winter storms and blustery weather buffeting the Bering Sea this month have reduced sea ice coverage by almost 25% since late January. Sea ice in the Bering Sea is typically solid and stable this time of year, but scientists and communities are observing large areas of open water, and where there is ice, much of it is shifting.
- Anchorage resident Katie Van says she was charged undue sales taxes on clothing she bought from outside of Alaska. But LuLaRoe says they fixed their sales tax automation software and already made refunds.