It Was TOO Quiet Dept: I was just thinking it had been awhile since the local civilians-in-tactical-black-with-a-badge had shot anyone. It seems they took care of that last night.
They Never, Ever Learn Dept: Some GOP officials in Juneau, facing an long tussle over oil taxes, have announced it's time to focus on social issues. Hey, Doofi: if I wanted social engineering, I'd have voted for the other guys.
What Came Down Has Gone Back Up Dept: Long-time readers will recall that 1/3 of a largish church in mid-town Anchorage collapsed, back in March, from the weight of the record snowfall. They reopened yesterday.
If At First You Don't Succeed Dept: Fairbanks police say the misfiring of a gun may have saved a woman's life. Police told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that the woman was kidnapped and sexually assaulted early Thursday by a former boyfriend who turned the gun on himself at the Tanana River dike after it misfired.
It worked, that time.
Why Don't We Talk About the Weather Dept: You know how they say it could always be worse? This morning in Eagle, Alaska, it's -37, with a windchill of -48.
And from the Anchorage Daily News, this:
VISITORS WE LIKE . . . Comedian Steve Martin was in town Tuesday and Wednesday to do a couple of shows here and commented on Twitter (of course he did) about us:
"People in Anchorage were so friendly! Fellow at airport changed all my US dollars for Alaskan currency so I wouldn't have to wait on line."
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That's about all the local news I can handle, this morning. Y'all have a great day, and thanks for stopping by.