The Great Alaska Craftbeer and Homebrew Festival, noon-5 p.m., Saturday, May 24, at the Southeast Alaska State Fair Grounds in Haines. Admission is $20.
Esteemed radio astronomy research scientist Seth Shostak will visit the University of Alaska Southeast's Egan Library at 7 p.m. tonight to discuss the ways science is being used to search for signs of extraterrestrial life.
Gov. Tony Knowles on Saturday signed into law almost $7.4 billion worth of budget bills for the 2002 fiscal year, which began Sunday. The general fund portion of the budget is $2.4 billion, about $119 million more than in the 2001 fiscal year.
The Juneau World Affairs Council will hold their annual world affairs forum Monday and Tuesday, focusing this year on the Middle East. The event, which is open to the public, will run from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Monday and from 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Alaska Southeast's Egan Library.
Is peace in the Middle East an oxymoron or a real possibility? That was one of questions local residents were given the opportunity to explore Monday evening during the first of a two-day Middle East forum hosted by the Juneau World Affairs Council.
Starting Sunday, Alaska began spending more money on education, law enforcement, public health and various other programs and projects.
University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor Fran Ulmer returned to Juneau on Thursday for a panel discussion on BP's Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, and its future effects on Alaska.
The course had to be changed two days prior to Saturday's Sea Coast Relay, and only two teams signed up a week before the start, but everything turned out just fine.
When Garrett Burgess emerged from the Juneau Airport on Monday afternoon, the 10-year-old boy immediately noticed one difference between the Alaska capital and his home state of Massachusetts. "It's nice and cool here," Burgess said, while his father, Benton Burgess, pushed his wheelchair through the parking lot. The Burgesses left their home in Chelmsford, Mass., on July 27 with the goal of visiting 49 U.S. capital cities and Washington, D.C., in their small plane, a Piper Saratoga. Benton, a pilot since 1988, flew the plane.
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