KTOO News Department

Newscast – Monday, Oct. 11, 2021

A federal judge on Friday ruled that Gov. Mike Dunleavy and his former Chief of Staff, Tuckerman Babcock violated the first amendment rights of state employees by requiring what’s been characterized as a political loyalty oath
U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka has been cited for commercial fishing without a crewmember license, 
Two Alaska women will share custody of their son, after the biological mother lost her court fight for sole custody, 
A customs dispute at the U.S.-Canada border is threatening America’s supply of pollock, 
The Alaska Department of Corrections says a man serving time in its custody has died and that his death was related to COVID-19, 
Preliminary results from Juneau’s by-mail election came in on Friday evening

Newscast – Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021

A Juneau man has been missing for more than a week, 
Legislators and others who work in the Capitol will again be required to be tested for COVID-19 regularly, 
Another Alaska agency says it was the victim of a cybersecurity incident, making it the fourth to disclose such a disruption in the past year, 
A potential gold mine is being explored in Western Alaska, just north of the Donlin Gold Project, 
Juneau city officials say there should be early election results from school board and assembly races by Friday at 7 p.m., 

Newscast – Monday, Oct. 4, 2021

Juneau’s first big fall storm caused a lot of damage over the weekend and cleanup looks like it could last through the week, 
Bartlett Regional Hospital is one of 20 Alaska care facilities the state authorized to use its emergency guidelines to help navigate this phase of the pandemic, 
Nearly 500 emergency health workers are arriving in Alaska as the state struggles with a surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. 
On Monday, state health officials reported 49 new cases of COVID-19 among Juneau residents and visitors to the community for the weekend. 

Newscast – Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

The Alaska Legislature is scheduled to meet for the first day of its fourth special session on Monday, but state leaders are divided over whether the session should even happen, 
For decades, KTOO’s Matt Miller has guided Juneau through the morning news, now he’s stepping down. 
Tribal citizens and delegates gathered Friday for the Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska’s annual Tribal Assembly, 

Newscast – Sept. 30, 2021

This year’s permanent fund dividend will be $1,114, 
As the U.S. and Canada uncover Indigenous school history — survivors, their children and communities marked Orange Shirt day in Juneau on Thursday, 
Alaska is experiencing the sharpest COVID-19 surge in the country; that crisis in big city hospitals has a ripple effect across the state,
A senior executive at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center has left her job abruptly and will relocate,
There’s a high wind watch and flood watch for much of Southeast Alaska, including Juneau, this weekend

Newscast – Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021

Juneau restaurant Black Moon Koven opened up this spring very elusively and mostly through word of mouth. It’s dark, moody ambiance has drawn a cult following,
Alaskans are getting cOVID-19 at a faster rate than any other state in the nation — case rates are nearly double last December’s peak. Experts point to Juneau as proof that emergency mandates could slow transmission, 
The National Science Foundation-owned, University of Alaska Fairbanks-operated research vessel Sikuliaq wrapped up a marine geology expedition this week

Newscast – Friday, Sept. 24, 2021

The state board in charge of redrawing Alaska’s legislative districts is kicking off a series of open house-style public hearings on proposed maps this Monday in Juneau, 
Gov. Mike Dunleavy made two big announcements this week about how the state is managing COVID-19, 
Even though Juneau is experiencing its biggest COVID surge of the pandemic, schools are open, and sports and other afterschool activities are happening in person. But statewide, officials say the Delta variant is hitting kids hard. 
The State of Alaska reported a new single-day case record today of more than seventeen hundred resident COVId-19 cases, along with 44 deaths over the past year that were linked to the virus. 

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