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Veterans’ job measure passes House, Senate

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.

Avalanche danger continues to rise

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.

A Juneau Afternoon 2/2/12

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

Kookesh pushes water, sewer, rescue projects

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.

Breaking: ACMP initiative sponsors submit nearly 34,000 signatures

The total is about 8,000 more than the Alaska Sea Party needs to have the issue placed on this year’s statewide ballot.

Sitka Polar Dip 2011

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Volunteers Needed

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

Day care closed after alleged assault

Charges are pending after two 4-year old boys reported getting bruises last week.

Popular beach may have high mercury levels

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.

Article 32 hearing underway in Juneau

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.