KTOO News Update

KTOO News Update

The day’s local and state news in about 10 minutes.

Newscast – Tuesday, June 22, 2021

In this newscast: The second part of KTOO's series about Juneau’s unique urban avalanche danger explores the history of the Behrends neighborhood; Many fishermen are unsure whether or not they still need to register their vessels with the Department of Motor Vehicles, which has been a requirement for a few years, a new state house bill has put that on pause.

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Newscast – Friday, June 11, 2021

In this newscast: The Biden administration announced Friday intentions to reinstate protections for Tongass National Forest; Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve broke ground last week on a $6.5 million dollar project to connect the park to renewable hydroelectric power by the end of the year; For the first time in years, the Fort William H. Seward barracks building in Haines will be open to the community for a public auction, with some of the items dating back to the 1940s; This weekend kicks off the Qagruq Whaling Festival in Point Hope.

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Geologist Bretwood Higman (left) speaks during a press event on Thursday, June 10 in the parking lot of Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School.

Newscast – Thursday, June 10, 2021

In this newscast: The City and Borough of Juneau announced two closures at a popular hiking spot next week to clear up rockslide debris in the area; A section of land along the Lemon Creek side of Thunder Mountain in Juneau has been identified as a potential landslide hazard; The National Park Service is planning two projects in the Skagway area; For the first time in nearly 15 months, Juneau's Chamber of Commerce met for lunch, in person.

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Martin Stepetin stands with his family holding House Bill 10. Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavey signed the bill on June 8 at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum

Newscast – Wednesday, June 9, 2021

In this newscast: Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy signed a bill into law protecting an Unangax cemetery in Funter Bay on Tuesday at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum; This weekend, Sitkans gathered in memory of the 215 Indigenous children whose remains were discovered last week on the grounds of a former residential school in Canada; During the drought in Southeast Alaska a few years ago, a small insect called a sawfly ate the needles off of about a half-million acres of hemlock trees in the Tongass National Forest; The Juneau School District Board of Education passed a slight change to graduation requirements last night.

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