Alaska’s House and Senate have passed bills aimed at easing veterans’ chances of getting jobs. The measures direct the state to consider military training and experience when granting professional licenses. Alaska licenses about 40 professions, from barbers to contractors to nurses.
Thane Road is blocked Thursday morning due to an avalanche that slid across the road all the way to Gastineau Channel. Meanwhile, another slide rumbled down the Behrends Path on Mt. Juneau Wednesday. CBJ Emergency Management Department warns risk of avalanches will continue to be high for at least the next 48 hours.
Today at 3 on KTOO-FM on A Juneau Afternoon, We’ll talk to Scott Griffiths of the Glacier Swim Club, We’ll hear from Dorinda Skains and … more
Senator Albert Kookesh continues his focus on rural problems this legislative session. That includes a continued push for more rescue boats and improved village water systems.
The total is about 8,000 more than the Alaska Sea Party needs to have the issue placed on this year’s statewide ballot.
KTOO News is looking for some volunteer sound editors who can help us prepare recorded audio for broadcast. Some voicework will be involved. Familiarity with … more
Charges are pending after two 4-year old boys reported getting bruises last week.
A popular Juneau recreation area is being checked for mercury contamination. Preliminary tests of Sandy Beach, on Douglas Island, show high levels, mostly likely from a long-closed mine nearby. But officials say there’s no need to stay away.
US Coast Guard Lieutenant Lance Leone faces charges related to the deaths of two of his crew mates during a crash off the coast of Washington last year. Proceedings are expected to last into Friday.