Scott Burton hosts on Thursday, February 7, 2019.
Organizers from Juneau’s LGBTQ community will preview Saturday’s dance in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and the freedom to love.
UAS will tell us about Winterfest and Polar Plunge.
We’ll get a sneak preview of Thursday night’s Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities,
and outline the weekend’s arts and entertainment happenings with Arts Up.
- 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.