Pablo Arauz Peña, KTOO

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.

Newscast – Wednesday, July 14, 2021

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.

Newscast – Tuesday, July 13, 2021

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.

Newscast – Monday, July 12, 2021

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.

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