Scott Burton hosts on Monday, February 11, 2019.
Folks from the Polaris House will tell us about a free breakfast to recruit board members. We’ll get a preview of Tuesday night’s Mudrooms storytelling event themed “Oops!” And the Juneau Cooperative Preschool will highlight a fundraiser for adults only.
Interview with Bruce Van Dusen and Darell Wilkerson, Polaris House:
Interview with David Noon and Bonnie Chaney, Mudrooms:
Interview with Pat Klacza, Juneau Cooperative Preschool:
- 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.