Tuesday at 3 on A Juneau Afternoon, Pat Moore hosts.
Ken Fix will join us to talk about tonight’s Planetarium presentation on Stars and Our Sun, as well as upcoming programs at the Marie Drake Planetarium;
Sarah-Lynn Tabachnik will introduce Colleen McKenzie, one of this year’s AWARE Women of Distinction and give some details on Saturday’s honorary banquet;
Japanese Consul to Alaska Kolchi Funayama, tonight’s Juneau World Affairs Council’s guest speaker, will join JWAC President Jim Clark to give a preview of his presentation;
and Patrick Murphy will come in to tell us about Gastineau Elementary’s music program.
That, Writers’ Almanac, Bird Note, music and more, Tuesday at 3 on KTOO-News.
- 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.”