Pablo Arauz Peña, KTOO

Newscast – Wednesday, August 4, 2021

In this newscast: Among Governor Mike Dunleavy’s recent budget vetoes was $400-thousand dollars for the Alaska Legal Services Corporation which is an organization devoted solely to providing free legal aid to low-income Alaskans; When the COVID-19 pandemic cut her last gallery show short in 2020, a Juneau illustrator and ceramics artist turned to social media to exhibit her work.; Alaska’s health department says COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in nearly all regions of the state, driven almost entirely by the more deadly and infectious delta variant.

Newscast – Tuesday, August 3, 2021

In this newscast: Kensington Mine, about 45 miles northwest of Juneau, is running out of room to store its tailings; For the first time ever, the largest cruise ship to visit Alaska has made its way to Ketchikan; Parts of Interior and Southcentral Alaska will see poor air quality as a result of wildfires in Canada this week; A divided federal appeals court panel has struck down several campaign contribution caps in Alaska.

Newscast – Monday, August 2, 2021

In this newscast: Researchers have identified the killer whale that beached itself on Prince of Wales Island Thursday and later freed itself; At an emergency meeting on Thursday, the Sitka Assembly voted 6-0 to require masks in public spaces, in an attempt to curb the largest outbreak of COVID-19 in the community since the beginning of the pandemic; Alaska’s state government has joined with other Republican-led states in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Newscast – Thursday, July 29, 2021

In this newscast: The Southeast Alaska State Fair will go on as planned this coming weekend, but fair organizers are taking steps to ensure the safest gathering possible even as COVID-19 cases spike across Southeast Alaska; Former Juneau resident Heather Barr is keeping an eye on Afghanistan. She’s living in Pakistan now working for Human Rights Watch; A lone killer whale that was reported to have beached itself on Prince of Wales Island Thursday has freed itself, according to federal biologists.

Newscast – Wednesday, July 28, 2021

In this newscast: In Juneau, there were more new cases of COVID-19 identified in the two weeks that ended on Sunday than any other two weeks since testing and tracking began; Juneau coach and teacher Kevin Hamrick recently retired from the Juneau School District after putting in almost 30 years as an educator; The Alaska Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Metlakatla fisherman who was fined for fishing without the proper permits; A state lawyer outed as having posted racist and antisemitic comments on Twitter no longer works for the Alaska Department of Law.

Newscast – Tuesday, July 27, 2021

In this newscast: A dozen women have accused former Juneau-area chiropractor Jeffrey Fultz of sexually abusing them under the guise of treating them for medical problems; A two-year project aimed at honoring Alaska’s veterans in Hoonah is finally complete; Troopers say the two adult occupants of a plane that crashed in the Chugach Mountains north of Anchorage on Monday are dead.

Newscast – Monday, July 26, 2021

In this newscast: The filing period for Juneau residents interested in running for a local office closed today; The first large cruise ship in nearly two years arrived in Alaska last week; At least one passenger aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in Southeast Alaska has tested positive for COVID-19; The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced plans to review whether a southeast Alaska wolf population merits Endangered Species Act protections.

Newscast – Thursday, July 15, 2021

In this newscast: Juneau city officials are urging unvaccinated travelers arriving from Alaska communities that are seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases to get tested when they return to town; Juneau coffee shop Sacred Grounds recently got a makeover from Tlingit artists Michaela Goade and Robert Mills; The Biden administration announced Thursday that it’s freezing any remaining old-growth timber sales in the Tongass National Forest and will pivot to investing in other sectors of Southeast Alaska’s economy; Canadian authorities say they’ll lift a pandemic-era ban on cruise ships in the country’s waters.

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