Special Projects

2012 Election Coverage

Explore KTOO’s interactive map of how each district in Alaska voted in the 2012 election. Also check out the three live blogs from election night by Dave Donaldson, Ed Schoenfeld and Jeremy Hsieh with analysis of Alaska’s races, breaking results and the back story behind the candidates. Find our comprehensive coverage leading up to and following the election.

The John Marvin, Jr. Trial

John Marvin, Jr., 47, stands trial for the August 28, 2010 deaths of Hoonah police officers Matt Tokuoka and Tony Wallace. After allegedly shooting both officers, other officers who responded to the scene said that Marvin engaged in a standoff with them for nearly a day before he surrendered.

Public defender Eric Hedland is representing Marvin while District Attorney Dave Brower is prosecuting the case.  Sitka Superior Court Judge David George is presiding over the ten-day trial that is being held at the Dimond Courthouse in Juneau.

Read the daily live blog from the trial and see related coverage.

The American Graduate Project

The vast majority of young students believe they will earn a diploma, but in reality, one in three of Juneau’s  freshman this year will not graduate on time. They will be robbed of promise, opportunity and a successful future. The decision to leave school will also impact their communities, resulting in higher crime, unemployment and homelessness.

 

Read stories in our series about why students drop out, what it means for their future and the programs that are trying to help them get back in school. Listen to audio interviews with educators and students from around Juneau as they talk about their own experiences. Find links to important information and research into the causes and effects of dropping out of school.