Creating the committee was one of Mayor Beth Weldon’s first actions upon taking office last month. According to a report by the Southeast Alaska Association for the Education of Young Children, there are only enough licensed child care slots for one in five children under school age in Juneau.
Zack Christensen is no stranger to manual labor: staying active is actually the doctor’s orders for his cerebral palsy. “Through my life, I’ve learned that I just got to keep proving people wrong, that I can do all these things that I want to do and go places,” he said.
A Klukwan Community Library initiative hopes to preserve the stories of tribal members. Chilkat Stories: Our Village, Our Lives aims to capture the experiences of Klukwan residents of all ages by creating audio recordings of their stories.