The Alaska State Council on the Arts closed its doors Monday, making Alaska the only state without an arts council. Gov. Mike Dunleavy used a line-item budget veto to eliminate the council’s funding of $2.8 million. Alaska lawmakers fell short last week in attempts to override the vetoes.
Sitting men down together to talk and learning how to harvest seal aren’t silver bullets for ending domestic violence and building healthy communities. But participants in a wide-ranging conference believe they’re positive steps.