Newscasts

Newscast – Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022

In this newscast: Effective medical treatments for the omicron variant of COVID-19 are in short supply in Alaska; Juneau high school basketball and hockey players don’t need to wear masks while playing a game, with some caveats; Gov. Mike Dunleavey declared a disaster for Yakutat, Juneau, Haines and Skagway

Newscast – Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022

In this newscast: City leaders extended Juneau’s emergency COVID-19 rules; The Missile Defense Complex at Fort Greely was evacuated last week but it’s not clear why; A magnitude 6.8 earthquake was part of a cluster in the Aleutian Islands that may be followed by a larger one; Anchorage’s outgoing police chief will lead Providence Hospital’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts; Authorities are searching for a snowmobile driver who veered into a highly touted sled dog team and injured two dogs

Newscast – Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022

In this newscast: Juneau officials say the roofs of at least two building in Juneau have failed; no one has been injured; One Juneau artist fought through the isolation of COVID-19 to create something beautiful; Riverbend Elementary school is extensively flooded after a pipe burst; It has been a frustrating winter for ferry service in Southeast Alaska; A Ft. Wainwright-based soldier was recently found dead at his home 

Newscast – Monday, Jan. 10, 2022

In this newscast: Icy, hazardous conditions disrupt life all over Juneau; Another top-level Bartlett Reginal Hospital employee resigns; Juneau’s omicron wave of COVID-19 continues; The new COVID-19 variant is changing how the state gauges risk; Pre-filed bills aim to limit political campaign donations, limit legislators’ pay and change who runs the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp.; Alaska’s longest serving magistrate loses his job over writing partisan letters to the editor; Marine mammal biologists share lessons from their experience trying to nurse sick beluga whales back to health

Newscast – Friday, Jan. 7, 2022

In this newscast: 
State health officials reported another 202 residents and visitors to Juneau tested positive for COVID-19 between Wednesday and Thursday; The vast majority of new cases of COVID-19 this week are from the rapidly spreading Omicron strain; What does it take to keep the Juneau School District open during a surge of new COVID-19 cases?

Newscast – Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022

In this newscast: More than 700 ballots were rejected in Juneau’s October municipal election; Napakiak is at the top of the state’s list to get a new school building; People are reporting long wait times for COVID-19 tests in Anchorage, assembly members want answers

Newscast – Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022

In this newscast: 
Unusually high snow accumulation is testing Southeast; 
Four University of Alaska students are suing the state government in attempt to maintain a fund that pays for scholarship; 
Many travelers who had been stuck in Bethel for weeks over the holidays have made it home to their villages, now a new batch is stranded; 
 Alaska State Troopers say they’ve found the mother of a baby found abandoned in frigid temperatures in Fairbanks, she is a minor. 

Newscast – Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022

In this newscast: 
Alaska lawmakers are concerned about a plan that would see them get higher salaries but lower overall compensation under a new plan;
 Soldotna’s Indy Walton has stepped down from the state’s Board of Fisheries;
Air travel delays continue for many Alaskans who went out of the state for the holidays and intended to be back by now; 
Alaska’s Interior spent the weekend digging out from three distinct storms

Newscast – Monday, Jan. 3, 2022

In this newscast: 
High winds brought down trees in Thane, causing an overnight power outage Sunday night;
Gov. Mike Dunleavy declared a disaster emergency on Monday for some areas in Alaska affected by severe winter storms; 
The Centers for Disease control and Prevention is once again asking Americans to avoid cruise ship travel;
A newborn baby was found a cardboard box Friday afternoon on the west side of Fairbanks;
The state of Alaska is preparing to sue the federal government over hundreds of contaminated sites that the feds conveyed to Alaska Native corporations; 
The final research cruise of 2021 in the Bering and Chukchi Seas sailed through the region in November; 
People in Juneau must mask up in indoor public spaces again as COVID-19 cases spike locally, likely due to the omicron variant

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