Three Puerto Rican students came to study at the University of Alaska Southeast this fall in search of an adventure. But their semester abroad turned into a stressful ordeal after Hurricane Maria left them cut off from their families.
The Juneau School District has completed its annual count of student attendance. About 4,679 students attend school this year — 105 fewer than last year. While the difference may seem small, the impact could be significant.
Thunder Mountain High School students, coaches and parents came together Tuesday night, but not for a game. They showed up to the Board of Education meeting to voice concern about the recent decision to merge their football team with Juneau-Douglas High School’s.
Most University of Alaska students will see a 10 percent tuition increase during the next two academic years. The University of Alaska Board of Regents approved the hike with a 9-1 vote at Thursday’s meeting in Anchorage.
The University of Alaska Board of Regents meets tomorrow and Friday in Anchorage to vote on the university budget and proposed tuition increases. State funding to the university has declined by about $60 million since 2014, forcing cutbacks in academic programming, faculty and staff across campuses.
The second annual Power & Privilege Symposium at the University of Alaska Southeast brought together thinkers, educators and undergraduate students to talk about societal imbalances through issues ranging from climate change to Alaskan Native issues.
Juneau Deputy Mayor Jerry Nankervis announced Tuesday that he wants to represent the Mendenhall Valley in the Alaska House of Representatives. Nankervis filed a letter of intent to run in the August 2018 Republican primary for District 34, one of two Juneau House districts.
In this newscast: Gov. Bill Walker ordered state and U.S. flags lowered to half-staff in honor of parishioners killed in Texas on Sunday, the Alaska School Activities Association approved Juneau School District’s request to combine its high school football teams and the Juneau Assembly will consider an ordinance that would establish a warming center downtown at tonight’s meeting.
The Alaska School Activities Association has approved a request from the Juneau School District to combine its high school football teams and cheer squads beginning next fall. The request was approved by a 4-1 vote at Thursday’s ASAA Board of Directors meeting.
For the second year running, members of the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Juneau put on a haunted house for the community. KTOO’s Adelyn Baxter stopped by for the final night to find out just how good a scare Juneau thrill-seekers were getting.