Bridget Dowd, KTOO

Newscast – Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Juneau city officials are asking for input on recreation in the Montana Creek area; First Lady Jill Biden visited Alaska for a few hours on Wednesday; Members of the Republican minority caucus in the Alaska House have been at the center of the most contentious arguments in the Legislature this year.

Newscast – Friday, June 25 , 2021

In this newscast: Alaska House Speaker Louise Stutes expressed confidence Friday that the House will vote on Monday to avert much of state government shutting down; The pandemic may be waning in the state, but its ripple effects have made for a weird summer for visitor industry businesses and for seasonal workers trying to decide if it’s even worth coming back for a short summer; A discovery of baby dinosaur bones on Alaska’s North Slope has paleontologists rethinking the animal’s lives and physiology.

Newscast – Thursday, June 24 , 2021

In this newscast: Nearly 250 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed at Juneau’s airport since the shots were made available there in mid-May, but public health officials continue to see a decrease in demand for the shots; In the latest installment of KTOO’s avalanche series, Claire Stremple explores the mix of personal choices and policy decisions that keep people in at-risk areas; Construction is underway as workers fix the bumpy road work on Glacier Highway to improve access for pedestrians and vehicles.

Newscast – Wednesday, June 23, 2021

In this newscast: The third part of KTOO’s series about Juneau’s unique urban avalanche danger talks about what researchers can learn from tree rings; Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has announced a new initiative to examine the loss of life and traumatic legacy of boarding schools run by the Bureau of Indian Affairs; The Alaska Marine Highway’s two former fast ferries are tentatively scheduled to be loaded Friday onto a heavy-lift ship headed for Spain.

Site notifications
Update notification options
Subscribe to notifications