Newscast — Wednesday, June 8, 2022

In this newscast:

  • State health officials report 144 new cases of COVID-19 in Juneau over the last week;
  • Experienced travelers say staff shortages and COVID-19 outbreaks are spoiling their Alaska cruises;
  • The governor and some legislators celebrated the passage of the Alaska Reads Act while others are skeptical about the bill’s requirements for school districts;
  • U.S. Coast Guard rescued two people from Douglas Island in Juneau after their plane crashed 100 feet from shore;
  • Carlton Waterhouse, President Biden’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency office that manages Superfund sites, says he’ll make progress on cleaning up contaminated lands conveyed to Alaska Native Corporations.

Claire Stremple

Alaska News Reporter, KTOO

I believe every Alaskan has a right to timely information about their health and health systems, and their natural environment and its management. My goal is to report thoughtful stories that inform, inspire and quench the curiosity of listeners across the state.

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