KTOO News Update

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By: KTOO Public Media

The latest local, state, and regional news is compiled from reports from the KTOO newsroom in Juneau.

Newscast – Friday, May 20, 2022
Yesterday at 1:32 AM

In this newscast: Hundreds of hours of audio from the retired Southeast Native Radio are now archived online; Dolena Fox is one of the world's first female Yup'ik commercial pilots


Newscast – Thursday, May 19, 2022
Last Friday at 1:10 AM

In this newscast: The Juneau Assembly's annual budget debate is winding down, but it still hasn't decided what to do about exempting food from sales tax; Around 5,000 people are expected to come to Juneau in August for an Ironman race, and the city is encouraging residents to rent their homes and go on vacation for the week; Juneau's two public high schools saw an increase in new COVID-19 cases following their proms


Newscast – Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Last Thursday at 1:09 AM

In this newscast: The U.S. Forest Service will begin a restoration project on Zarembo Island, but first, they need to clear some cars out of the way; A bill that rewrites alcohol restrictions cleared the Alaska Legislature this week; Denali National Park received the most snow in 99 years this winter


Newscast – Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Last Wednesday at 1:51 AM

In this newscast: Two bills that would tighten PFAS regulations are stalled in committee, and activists are worried; The cruise industry and Pacific Northwest ports announced that they are working to try and eliminate gas emissions from cruising in the region; Demonstrators gathered on Ketchikan's cruise ship docks on Saturday to show support for abortion rights; The U.S. Coast Guard searched for an overboard cruise ship passenger today


Newscast – Monday, May 16, 2022
Last Tuesday at 1:12 AM

In this newscast: The Alaska Senate passed a bill that would recognize the state's 229 federally recognized tribes; Skagway is moving ahead with a public vote to determine whether SEARHC will purchased its medical clinic; A heavy snowpack led to more wildlife deaths in the eastern Interior this winter, and the snow melting is creating further issues; Alaska coal miner and philanthropist Joseph E. Usibelli died last week


Newscast – Friday, May 13, 2022
05/14/2022

In this newscast: A Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska Former Chief Justice has been appointed to the Not Invisible Act Commission; Last fall, a company left two barges to freeze in Y-K Delta rivers, and one has dislodged and become a floating ghost barge; Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium held a carnival to celebrate their nursing staff


Newscast – Thursday, May 12, 2022
05/13/2022

In this newscast: Sen. Jesse Kiehl was the only member of the judiciary committee to move to vote against an anti-trans youth athlete bill; Two pairs of Vans sneakers designed by Wrangell High School students have made it to the top 5 in a competition; The Iditarod Trail Committee has partially reversed its penalty for two mushers who sheltered their dog team during the race


Newscast – Tuesday, May 10, 2022
05/11/2022

In this newscast: Naloxone doses have doubled to combat the surge in fentanyl overdoses; A group of Unalaskans marched in support of women's abortion rights on Sunday; Law professors are critical of the Ninth Circuit for a split ruling on the road between King Cove and Cold Bay


Newscast – Monday, May 9, 2022
05/10/2022

In this newscast: Hundreds of voters in Alaska are waiting for results in the Philippine national election; A crew of scientist, artists, and divers are trying to find the wreck of the Star of Bengal; Alaska's state Senate has voted to pay Alaskans $1,300 on top of their permanent fund dividends


Newscast – Friday, May 6, 2022
05/07/2022

In this newscast: Delta Airlines is bringing back year-round service to Juneau, which is driving airfares down; Advocates for Missing and Murdered Indigenous People gathered in Juneau on Thursday; The National Park Service is searching for a solo climber on Denali; Anchorage police say a man whose went missing nearly six years ago was the victim of homicide


Newscast – Thursday, May 5, 2022
05/06/2022

In this newscast: A morning rally for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day was held at the Mendenhall Wetlands; Advocates are hosting a drive next week to connect an Anchorage 6-year old with a matching bone marrow donor; The used gondola system Juneau is buying is costing more to move than estimated; Haines high schoolers enjoyed their prom Saturday night