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.
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.
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.
Applicants who meet all the qualifications will face off on Oct. 5 when voters will elect a mayor, two assembly members and three board of education members.
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.
While things are starting to feel back to normal in Juneau, other places like Anchorage, Sitka and the Kenai Peninsula are seeing a surge of new infections.
In this newscast: Juneau residents interested in running for Mayor, School Board and two Assembly seats have the opportunity to do so starting this Friday at 8 a.m; An intense local debate ensues in Haines over non-traditional housing because of people living in yurts; The traditionally low-wage industry of child care is having an especially hard time competing for workers in a tight labor market in Alaska; The state announced plans to gauge the extent of contamination at and around the Gustavus Airport this week.
Applicants who file and meet all the qualifications will face off in the upcoming municipal election on Oct. 5.
In this newscast: Invasive plant species are threatening local ecosystems in Southeast Alaska, and Skagway’s local tribal government is working to stop the spread; Sen. Lisa Murkowski is not backing away from her position that the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 was a desecration of democracy, and that former President Donald Trump is responsible for inciting it; The U.S. Forest Service has finished gathering feedback on deferred maintenance throughout Alaska.
In this newscast: Several hundred Filipino Alaskans from around Southeast gathered at Centennial Hall in Juneau this week to get much-needed services from the Philippine Consulate; Contractors for Juneau’s Bartlett Regional Hospital broke ground on a multi-million dollar expansion project last month; Brett Huber, a former top aide to Alaska GOP Gov. Mike Dunleavy, has returned to the governor’s office after running last year’s campaign against the ballot measure that instituted ranked-choice voting; A 21-year-old Anchorage man was indicted on Friday for shooting five people near a downtown gas station where he worked in June.