Adelyn Baxter, KTOO

Newscast — Monday, May 4, 2020

In this newscast: Canada’s border remains closed to non-essential travel until May 21, would-be tourists whose Alaska cruises are canceled can still support local businesses, late Haines resident Mark McNamara’s career spanned professional basketball and Hollywood, U.S. House Democrats call for an investigation into Assistant Interior Secretary Tara Sweeney’s distribution of federal coronavirus relief funding and the Anchorage Daily News wins the Pulitzer Prize for public service journalism. 

Newscast — Friday, May 1, 2020

In this newscast: The City and Borough of Juneau will likely face layoffs and furloughs as a result of budget impacts from the pandemic, business owners are getting creative to keep staff and customers safe from coronavirus, epidemiologists say Sitka’s first confirmed COVID-19 case who has since tested negative is still considered positive and Alaska continues to see a high number of initial unemployment claims. 

Newscast — Wednesday, April 29, 2020

In this newscast: Southeast Alaska is exempt from the statewide controlled burn ban, a state court magistrate judge retires to pursue a Ph.D. in Indigenous Studies, the timber and fishing industries try to figure out how to safely transport workers to Alaska amid the pandemic, the state’s geoduck fishery reopens after being closed for most of the year and villages in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta are on flood watch. 

Newscast — Tuesday, April 28, 2020

In this newscast: Alaska’s U.S. senators are disappointed by a ruling that blocks CARES Act funding to Alaska Native corporations, tracking community spread is critical to Alaska’s COVID-19 response, just as testing for the disease is critical to reopening the economy, part of the road into Denali National Park and Preserve reopens to public access and children in Homer can still listen to story time thanks to public radio. 

Newscast — Monday, April 27, 2020

In this newscast: The Juneau International Airport may have given up millions in federals relief funding, recognizing scams and frauds circulated by those looking to make money off of the pandemic, Pelican and Tenakee Springs will see ferry service again after all and the Girl Scouts of Alaska expect to receive a federal loan to help makeup lost cookie sales.