KTOO’s midday newscast for Monday, March 20, 2017. In this newscast: The Alaska Association of Student Governments is in Juneau for its spring conference, and the new mostly-Democrat majority in the Alaska House of Representatives advances a bill to increase voter turnout, especially in the Bush.
Past AASG resolutions have supported the Alaska Legislature’s anti-smoking bills, the inclusion of certain school sports and activities, the omission of “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance, and even how grades point averages are calculated.
KTOO’s midday newscast for Thursday, March 16, 2017. In this newscast: the Alaska Senate passes Senate Bill 26, its version of a plan to spend some Permanent Fund earnings on state operations, and the Juneau School Board only gets a few letters and a single testifier to weigh in on its proposal to lift the ban on middle school sports travel.
KTOO’s midday newscast for Tuesday, March 14, 2017. In this newscast: the City and Borough of Juneau preps for a budget with more belt tightening, a fourth Iditarod dog dies, lawyers for Alaska man charged in the Ft. Lauderdale shooting rampage in January say their client has mental illnesses but can stand trial, and there’s more snow in the local forecast with high avalanche risk.
KTOO’s midday newscast for Thursday, March 9, 2017. In this newscast: Juneau leaders look into more options for helping the homeless get through winter ahead of the anti-camping ordinance taking effect, the state health commissioner reacts to federal proposals to shift health care costs back to the states, and Alaska’s U.S. senators push back against big cuts to the Coast Guard’s budget in President Donald Trump’s proposed budget.
KTOO’s midday newscast for Tuesday, March 7, 2017. In this newscast: The Juneau Assembly exempts cruise ship sales in port from the city’s sales tax and tees up more money for fighting a cruise ship industry lawsuit, Alaska Fish & Game issues an emergency order blocking king salmon sport fishing in the area and cancelling Juneau’s Annual Spring King Salmon Derby, and Gov. Bill Walker introduces a bill aimed at curbing opioid abuse and overdoses.
KTOO’s midday newscast for Monday, March 6, 2017. In this newscast: A body is found in Gastineau Channel, a lone skier who hiked to an out-of-boundaries mountain gets caught in an avalanche, Rep. Ivy Spohnholz calls for more price transparency in common health care procedures, and the Alaska Trauma System reporters a significant increase in intentional firearm injuries.