Pablo Arauz Peña, KTOO

Newscast — Thursday, July 2, 2020

In this newscast: The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida fireworks sale was a big hit from day one; Homeless service providers say there hasn’t been a drop in demand for services from people experiencing homelessness this year; As national dialogues on race continue to evolve, the Juneau school district is grappling with how to best address race and equity in the classroom; Alaska recorded fifty new coronavirus cases from Wednesday, but no new deaths or hospitalizations; Anchorage officials and trade groups have released new suggested guidelines they hope bars and restaurants will adopt to spread the slow of the virus.

Newscast — Wednesday, July 1, 2020

In this newscast: State public health experts gathered Wednesday to discuss the latest science and the medical response to COVID-19; Neiman Marcus is one of the clothing retailers that’s seen a decline in sales because of the coronavirus; Federal wildlife officials are asking the public to be on the lookout for an entangled humpback whale reported near Sitka; June was the second-wettest June ever recorded with 7.3 inches of rain; AEL&P customers are expected to experience lower electric bills as a result of surplus energy and a rainy June.

Newscast — Tuesday, June 30, 2020

In this newscast: Alaska has 400 active COVID-19 cases, another record high as numbers continue to climb; Juneau will not see a downtown fireworks show this Independence Day weekend after all; The city of Kotzebue recently lifted its mandatory COVID-19 closure order for churches; Nearly half of Thorne Bay’s city council is facing a recall election today; A company wants to use an advanced balloon to fly customers for Earth’s surface in Alaska to the highest reaches of planet’s atmosphere; A proposed project in Juneau would use federal coronavirus funds to help restaurants feed residents experiencing homelessness or food insecurity.

Newscast — Monday, June 29, 2020

In this newscast: The pandemic has put a damper on most of Juneau’s usual July Fourth festivities, but one resident is still hoping for a parade; A former big box store in Juneau that’s been vacant since 2016 is now for sale — about $2.3 million below what the city assessor’s office says it’s worth; Trump administration officials with the National Marine Fisheries Service are telling staff not to use the words COVID-19 or pandemic; A federal bankcruptcy judge has approved a plan for an auction to sell Alaska’s RavnAir Group in whole or in part; The mayor of Anchorage has asked the Native Village of Eklutna to determine what happens to a statue of a British explorer following calls for its removal.

Newscast — Friday, June 26, 2020

In this newscast: Two more Alaskans with COVID-19 have died, according to state health officials; Various Alaska Native stakeholders speak on what the statues of Cook, Seward and Baranov mean to them; A Chilkat mask woven to document the coronavirus pandemic has been donated to Sealaska Heritage Institute in Juneau; To curb the spread of COVID-19, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has modified how moose hunters can acquire moose permits for the Northwest Arctic.

Newscast — Thursday, June 25, 2020

In this newscast: State health officials reported 44 new COVID-19 cases from Wednesday — the highest one-day increase in the state yet; The Market in Petersburg has moved online due to coronavirus concerns; What the public is saying about the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority board’s vote to put $500,000 into the controversial Ambler Road project; More than 18 million acres of a petroleum reserve in Alaska will be opened to oil and gas drilling under a plan released by federal officials today; Military officials say two Russian aircraft were intercepted after they came within 50 miles of Unimak Island along Alaska’s Aleutian chain.

Newscast — Wednesday, June 24, 2020

In this newscast: Travelers entering Alaska by land or sea from out of state are required to complete COVID-19 testing procedures and travel declaration forms, state officials say; Many locals in Juneau are wondering what the COVID-19 protocols are for mega yachts; The national conversation around systemic racism and police violence against people of color has reached pretty much every corner of country, including Sitka; A man is suing the state over plans to distribute federal coronavirus relief aid; Alaska needs help putting a name to the face of the state’s newest celebrity moose.

Newscast — Tuesday, June 23, 2020

In this newscast: Juneau will see fireworks this Fourth of July holiday; Experts at the University of Alaska Anchorage weigh in on how the pandemic is affecting the salmon market; What Governor Mike Dunleavy has to say about making southcentral Alaska the headquarters for the U.S. Space Command; Anyone entering a federal courthouse in Alaska must wear a mask or face covering or they will not be allowed inside; Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream announced on Friday that it will change the branding of the “Eskimo Pie” ice cream bar.