KTOO News Department

Newscast – Friday, Jan. 7, 2022

In this newscast: 
State health officials reported another 202 residents and visitors to Juneau tested positive for COVID-19 between Wednesday and Thursday; The vast majority of new cases of COVID-19 this week are from the rapidly spreading Omicron strain; What does it take to keep the Juneau School District open during a surge of new COVID-19 cases?

Newscast – Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022

In this newscast: More than 700 ballots were rejected in Juneau’s October municipal election; Napakiak is at the top of the state’s list to get a new school building; People are reporting long wait times for COVID-19 tests in Anchorage, assembly members want answers

Newscast – Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022

In this newscast: 
Unusually high snow accumulation is testing Southeast; 
Four University of Alaska students are suing the state government in attempt to maintain a fund that pays for scholarship; 
Many travelers who had been stuck in Bethel for weeks over the holidays have made it home to their villages, now a new batch is stranded; 
 Alaska State Troopers say they’ve found the mother of a baby found abandoned in frigid temperatures in Fairbanks, she is a minor. 

Newscast – Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022

In this newscast: 
Alaska lawmakers are concerned about a plan that would see them get higher salaries but lower overall compensation under a new plan;
 Soldotna’s Indy Walton has stepped down from the state’s Board of Fisheries;
Air travel delays continue for many Alaskans who went out of the state for the holidays and intended to be back by now; 
Alaska’s Interior spent the weekend digging out from three distinct storms

Newscast – Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021

In this newscast: 
Staff shortages due to coronavirus and bad weather have combined to snarl air travel this week and its left a lot of Alaskans stranded; 
A mining company is working with NANA, to explore a big copper deposit in Alaska — but it would profoundly change one of the most remote regions in the state;
Juneau could see its most significant snowfall so far this season between New Years Eve and New Years Day

Newscast – Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021

In this newscast: 

As the omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to spread, state health officials say their systems for tracking the pandemic are in transition;
Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer says he’s not be running again;
Unalaska has broken the record for the warmest Christmas Day in the State of Alaska

Newscast – Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021

In this newscast: State ombudsman’s report is out on how Juneau’s correctional center handled the COVID-19 pandemic; Eaglecrest Ski Area pays less than Alaska’s minimum wage and is experiencing labor shortages; Investigators found human remains at the site of a house fire  near Delta Junction

Newscast – Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021

In this newscast: 
Crab shortages and inflation are hitting seafood restaurants across the country, it’s forcing one Juneau restaurant to make tough decisions;
The state isn’t renewing its contracts for COVID-19 testing at airports in Alaska;
Southeast Alaska’s regional Tribal government will pilot its new broadband internet program; 
Investigators believe one person died in a fire that destroyed a home on Tuesday morning near Delta Junction

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