KTOO News Department

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

Newscast – Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021

In this newscast: 
The creators of an “Alaska Abusers” list say they’re trying to bring some accountability to abusers, others say vigilante justice may not be the best way to do that;
Juneau’s cold weather emergency shelter will be at Resurrection Lutheran Church near downtown;

Newscast – Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021

In this newscast: 
Juneau’s local governments are steering extra money to childcare providers;
Lawmakers are at a standstill but high oil prices could help close the state’s budget gap;
An Alaska Superior Court Judge halted part of a state law that restricts who can conduct abortions;
The last day of the fourth special session passed without fanfare on Tuesday, lawmakers barely met;

Newscast – Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021

In this newscast: 
The small Southeast Alaska village of Kake spent most of Tuesday morning on lockdown because of an active shooter;
Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink is pointing to misinformation and mistrust as major factors in the state’s high COVID-19 infection rates;
The Coast Guard’s annual “Arctic Shield” shut down for the winter over the weekend;
A University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist contributed to a study that looked at the demise of a Middle Eastern city 6,000 years ago;
A group of 7 hunters has been stuck at a fish camp on the Yukon River for five days;
Two separate incidents on the Kenai Peninsula have some teachers worried about book censorships

Newscast- Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021

In this newscast: 
The first round of checks are in the mail to help childcare centers across the state;
A church in a neighborhood near downtown Juneau submitted a proposal to be the location of this year’s cold weather emergency shelter;
About 200 people rallied in support of healthcare workers outside Fairbanks Memorial Hospital on Tuesday;

Newscast-Thursday, Oct. 20, 2021

In this newscast: Today the 4,000 passenger Norwegian Encore became the last big cruise ship to dock in Juneau for the year;
Juneau’s Board of Education swore in its new members on Tuesday night;
The state’s education department is paying up to $300,000 for someone to figure out how to attract more teachers;
The Juneau Board of Education adopted a land acknowledgement;
Juneau officials say local COVID-19 numbers are still bad;
A national voting reform bill stalled in the U.S. Senate;

Newscast – Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021

In this newscast: One of Alaska’s oldest and influential voices in fisheries and fiscal policy has died; Hunters in Juneau push back on proposals that could restrict deer hunting rights; A public opinion survey on tourism in Juneau is wrapping up; An Alaska State Trooper was arrested, charged with seven counts of sexual abuse of a minor

Newscast – Wednesday – Oct. 13, 2021

In this newscast: It has been almost a month since Juneau’s school board voted to require unvaccinated employees to get weekly COVID-19 tests, here’s how that effort is going; Beleaguered business owners and families separated by COVID-19 are celebrating after the Biden administration said it will reopen the borders next month; Juneau Public Libraries has picked Joy Harjo’s “An American Sunrise,” for its community-wide book club 

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