Like what you see? For an entertaining inside take on the biggest news in Alaska, try The Signal – just enter your email to get the latest edition delivered every week - it's free, we keep your email safe, and you can easily unsubscribe any time.

This email is member supported. Become a member
Share this email on Facebook Share this email on Facebook
Tweet it Tweet it
Forward it Forward it

December 1, 2020 / This week from The Signal

All the latest news and information from around Alaska.

Kenai resident Amy Jackman and her friends and coworkers gathered for a night of “Crabs and Cannabis” on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. (Photo courtesy Amy Jackman; Story by Rashah McChesney, KTOO)

But first… 

I took a break from the news last week and it felt really good. In fact everyone at KTOO took three whole week days off last week, including the familiar and reliable voice that is Matt Miller in the mornings. Did you notice? We had no local newscasts in the morning or afternoon. We didn't make any news and some of us tried not to consume any either.

And I'm here to tell you that we are still here, still alive and better for it. News and information is critical right now as we make constant decisions about how to interact with each other during a pandemic. But as news makers and news readers we are often focused outside of ourselves. I, for one, enjoyed being alone with my thoughts (for brief periods of time), spending time with my kid and overeating while I was on my news break. I think you'll find that our coverage will be a little more personal and maybe even a little less frantic as a result of our extended holiday.

-- Jennifer Pemberton, KTOO Managing Editor

Top stories from last week

Stories you may have missed

One thing to share...

I'm recommending another tear-jerker this week. It's not about COVID, though (I mean every story is a little bit about COVID right now). Writer Chris Solomon usually writes about travel and the outdoors for Outside Magazine, but for this outstanding essay in GQ he writes about his parents and their love. And it is as compelling as any story about summiting a peak or exploring a place for the first time. 
KTOO Public Media would like to acknowledge the L'eeneidí and the Wooshkeetaan of the Áak’w Khwáan. Our broadcast studios are on their ancestral homeland. Our building sits on fill that was once tideland and part of what is called the Indian Village. The families of the Juneau Indian Village, like their ancestors, cherish and depend upon their immediate connection to the waterfront. KTOO is working to lift up Tlingit voices and the Tlingit language. Please excuse us for our mistakes, and gunalchéesh for your patience as we learn.

KTOO News is member supported.

Become a Member

Did a friend forward you this email?
Sign up to receive The Signal in your inbox.

Copyright © 2020 KTOO, All rights reserved.


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp

What are you waiting for? For an entertaining inside take on the biggest news in Alaska, try The Signal – just enter your email to get the latest edition delivered every week - it's free, we keep your email safe, and you can easily unsubscribe any time.