KTOO News Department

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

Newscast – Friday, Dec. 10, 2021

In this newscast: Another 25 Juneau residents have tested positive for COVID-19;
The Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska is expanding in Aak’w Village District;
Authorities have identified human remains found nearly a year ago near a downtown Juneau seawalk; 
Juneau’s Mariya Lovischuk was awarded a sabbatical in recognition of her community service; 
A Juneau man who works for the state has been charged with possessing child pornography; 
A Dillingham student applies his passion for rap to the 4,000 year old Epic of Gilgamesh;
Fairbanks curler Vicky Persinger is headed to the Winter Olympics next year;
A federal report has been released on a fatal Kodiak plane crash.

Newscast – Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021

In this newscast:
After a run of 41 years, the owners of the Gustavus Inn have sold it to the Hoonah Indian Association;
Alaska tribes could gain the power to prosecute crimes like domestic violence and sexual assault in Native villages;
Gov. Mike Dunleavy hosted the first holiday open house at the governor’s mansion in two years;
Health care professionals in Alaska are frustrated by the abundance of misinformation about COVID-19 prevention and treatment circulating online.

Newscast – Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021

In this newscast: 
About 2400 people weighed-in on a public opinion survey on tourism in Juneau;
Wasilla Republican Representative Christopher Kurka joined the growing list of candidates for governor;
The U.S. Department of Interior says oil and gas companies should pay more to extract fossil fuels from federal waters and lands;
 State health officials are asking Alaskans to be cautious as they brace for the arrival of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus;

Newscast – Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021

In this newscast:
Federal investigators have released more information about a plane that crashed at Juneau’s airport last month; Through this past weekend, sea ice extent in the Chuckchi Sea was well above average from the last 30 years; An Anchorage man who was blinded by a bear is taking his story to the silver screen; Skagway will offer unemployment benefits to those who stay in town this winter

Newscast – Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021

In this newscast:
Juneau’s Board of Education has approved new oral narrative standards for Lingít language to be taught to children;
A new airline with Juneau ties that will be making flights between Unalaska and Anchorage as delayed that route launch until 2022;
Legal challenges are expected after a divided Alaska’s Redistricting Board approved new maps;
Alaska Congressman Don Young named two veteran political consultants to his campaign team on Monday;
Yakutat’s village corporation has postponed its annual board election while it confers with its attorneys over its logging operations;
Petersburg’s latest COVID-19 outbreak has caused widespread disruption in the community;
A federal judge has blocked the enforcement of part of the American Rescue Plan that prohibits state from using pandemic relief to offset tax cuts

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