KTOO News Update

KTOO News Update

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


Newscast – Thursday, May 19, 2022

In this newscast: The Juneau Assembly's annual budget debate is winding down, but it still hasn't decided what to do about exempting food from sales tax; Around 5,000 people are expected to come to Juneau in August for an Ironman race, and the city is encouraging residents to rent their homes and go on vacation for the week; Juneau's two public high schools saw an increase in new COVID-19 cases following their proms

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Newscast – Tuesday, May 17, 2022

In this newscast: Two bills that would tighten PFAS regulations are stalled in committee, and activists are worried; The cruise industry and Pacific Northwest ports announced that they are working to try and eliminate gas emissions from cruising in the region; Demonstrators gathered on Ketchikan's cruise ship docks on Saturday to show support for abortion rights; The U.S. Coast Guard searched for an overboard cruise ship passenger today

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Newscast – Monday, May 16, 2022

In this newscast: The Alaska Senate passed a bill that would recognize the state's 229 federally recognized tribes; Skagway is moving ahead with a public vote to determine whether SEARHC will purchased its medical clinic; A heavy snowpack led to more wildlife deaths in the eastern Interior this winter, and the snow melting is creating further issues; Alaska coal miner and philanthropist Joseph E. Usibelli died last week

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