Adelyn Baxter, KTOO

Newscast – Friday, March 13, 2020

In this newscast: Anchorage Republican Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux is charged with voter misconduct by state prosecutors, Bartlett Regional Hospital sets up triage tents to screen visitors for coronavirus, the Alaska Folk Festival is canceled, Sayeik Gastineau Community School closes for cleaning Friday after school officials learn a student was tested for “multiple viruses,” Canada’s announcement that it will close its ports to large cruise ships through July 1 will delay Alaska’s cruise season, state prisons restrict visitors in order to limit potential exposure, the City of Nome will not host any race-related festivities to celebrate the end of the 2020 Iditarod and organizers decide to cancel this year’s Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.  

Newscast – Thursday, March 12, 2020

In this newscast: Two cruise ship companies announce they are suspending operations through the beginning of Alaska’s tourism season, Alaska’s major oil companies say they are screening workers before they fly to remote operations on the North Slope, some communities are still without ferry service even after the Department of Transportation signed a contract with a local Native corporation to provide limited service, state public health officials help organizations determine whether to cancel public events and the University of Alaska announces it will extend spring break by a week to allow instructors to move courses online. 

Newscast – Wednesday, March 11, 2020

In this newscast: A federal judge rules in favor of environmentalists’ challenge to the largest Tongass timber sale in decades, the Alaska Legislature approves more than $4 million in state funding to respond to coronavirus, the City and Borough of Juneau holds a public meeting to answer questions about the arrival of the Westerdam and the upcoming cruise season and Sealaska Heritage Institute and the University of Alaska Southeast create a scholarship program to promote the region’s three Native languages. 

Newscast – Monday, March 9, 2020

In this newscast: The final environmental impact statement is issued for the $40 billion Alaska LNG Project, Southeast Alaskans prepare for a potential drop in tourism traffic as the State Department and federal health officials advise against cruise ship travel, ferry service returns to Haines and Skagway as residents take advantage of the first ferry in almost two months and a Juneau team’s coach and organizers react to the cancellation of the biennial Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse, Yukon. 

Newscast – Wednesday, March 4, 2020

In this newscast: Alaska House Majority leaders introduce a bill that would set permanent fund dividends at about $900, volunteers with the campaign to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy kickoff signature gathering in Juneau  and four-time champion Jeff King won’t participate in this year’s Iditarod after undergoing an emergency operation on Monday.