KTOO News Update

KTOO News Update

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


Newscast – Thursday, April 28, 2022

In this newscast: The Juneau Assembly considers exempting food from the city's sales tax; Alaska public health experts discuss the latest COVID trends; Some Juneau Assembly members are questioning the police department's plan to buy an armored vehicle; Bartlett Regional Hospital has named a permanent chief behavioral health officer; Gov. Dunleavy reiterates his push for Alaska Permanent Fund dividends of at least $3,700; A state judge sets a May 3 deadline for challenges to a revised redistricting plan; A heli-skiing guide dies in an avalanche near Valdez; Tonight's weather and aurora forecasts line up for a good show

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Newscast – Wednesday, April 27, 2022

In this newscast: Masks are optional again in Juneau schools; Local vendors who cater to Filipino cruise ship workers gear up for the season; Gov. Mike Dunleavy announces court fights to assert state ownership of certain lands against the federal government; The Alaskan Republican Party shares its strategy for ranked choice voting; Defense Department inspectors flag five U.S. military bases in Alaska for failing to prepare for climate change

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Newscast – Tuesday, April 26, 2022

In this newscast: Juneau welcomes the first big cruise ship of the year; The Bureau of Land Management announces it is closing millions of acres of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska to oil drilling; Alaska lawmakers are considering a request by Gov. Mike Dunleavy to fund a takeover of a federal environmental permitting program; Golden Valley Electric Association is reviewing a proposal to generate up to 36 megawatts of wind and solar electricity; Alaska's first investigator focused on missing and murdered indigenous people shares her experience three weeks into her job; Anchorage officials and various private organizations are partnering on four new projects to reduce homelessness; Alaska Airlines suspends nonstop flights between Anchorage and Honolulu 

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Newscast – Friday, April 22, 2022

In this newscast: The Alaska Department of Transportation is beginning to host open houses on a possible new bridge to connect Juneau and Douglas; The annual Tribal Assembly meeting of the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida discussed the five Southeast communities left out of ANCSA; The first large cruise ship of the season arrives in Juneau on Monday, and early season cruise ships are predicted to have lower occupancy; The Interior Department will open 27 million acres of federal land for Alaska Native Vietnam veterans; Governor Mike Dunleavy's proposal to overhaul environmental regulation of cruise ships has passed the Senate Resources Committee

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