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Casey Kelly, KTOO - Juneau

Casey Kelly is a reporter at KTOO in Juneau.

Former Haines Rep. Thomas Files To Run For State Office In 2014

Former Haines Rep. Thomas Files To Run For State Office In 2014

Former Haines Representative Bill Thomas has filed a letter of intent to run for state office in 2014. Thomas filed late Friday. He did not indicate which office he will seek, but he is eligible to run for either House or Senate in districts representing Juneau. House District 33 includes downtown Juneau and Douglas Island, as well as Gustavus, Haines, and Skagway. It is part of Senate District Q.

December 23, 2013 - 10:07 am
Parnell Open To Funding Southeast Hydro

Parnell Open To Funding Southeast Hydro

Governor Sean Parnell’s recent budget proposal does not include any Southeast Alaska hydroprojects. But he says he still believes hydro is the solution to the region’s high energy costs.

December 20, 2013 - 10:09 am

5 Things To Know About The New Southeast Radiation Oncology Center

The new Southeast Radiation Oncology Center in Juneau celebrated its grand opening last week. The clinic near Bartlett Regional Hospital will treat cancer patients from Juneau and Southeast Alaska, who previously had to travel to Anchorage, Seattle or another large city to get radiation treatment.

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December 18, 2013 - 5:22 pm
Eva Malvich from Bethel’s Yupiit Piciryarait Museum takes a break from packing objects at the Alaska State Museum. Photo by Casey Kelly, KTOO - Juneau.

Putting The ‘State’ In Alaska State Museum

The Alaska State Museum in Juneau is getting a lot of help from other Alaska museums ahead of its move to a new facility in 2016. As the staff works to pack up the more than 32,000 artifacts in its collection, museum professionals from around the state are lending a hand, and learning what it takes to safely store and transport priceless historical objects.

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December 10, 2013 - 5:42 pm

Dog Attack Victim, Hero Recount Their Ordeal

Juneau Animal Control is investigating two recent dog attacks in the Capital City.

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December 9, 2013 - 5:41 pm
Juneau Issues First Winter Air Alert

Juneau Issues First Winter Air Alert

The City and Borough of Juneau has called the first air emergency of the winter. For residents of the Mendenhall Valley, that means wood stove burning is banned until the alert is lifted.

December 4, 2013 - 8:53 am
The panel held its discussion as part of the University of Alaska Southeast Evening At Egan Lecture Series. Photo by Casey Kelly, KTOO - Juneau.

Juneau Panel Aims To Deconstruct Racism In Alaska And Beyond

A group of Juneau residents are tackling the issue of racism head on. Their work started earlier this year, and sprang out of the trial of George Zimmerman for killing unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, as well as a series of local events that had been building up for years.

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November 25, 2013 - 4:37 pm
The Southeast Radiation Oncology Center is located on Salmon Creek Lane, near Bartlett Regional Hospital and the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium campus in Juneau. Photo by Casey Kelly, KTOO - Juneau.

Cancer Treatment In Juneau Finds Missing Component

Starting next month cancer patients in Juneau and Southeast Alaska won’t have far to travel for radiation treatment. The new Southeast Radiation Oncology Center opens December 12th in the Capital City. It’s the first radiation cancer treatment center in the region.

November 21, 2013 - 10:23 am
Worl Says Shamanism Still Influential in Tlingit Culture

Worl Says Shamanism Still Influential in Tlingit Culture

The Tlingit people of Southeast Alaska no longer practice shamanism, but elements of it still exist in their culture today.

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November 19, 2013 - 4:34 pm
Juneau Dock Bid Opening Delayed

Juneau Dock Bid Opening Delayed

The City and Borough of Juneau’s Docks and Harbors Department announced Friday evening that it will delay opening bids for a $54 million floating cruise ship berth project until the city is granted ownership of submerged tidelands by the State of Alaska. “The new bid opening date will be announced following the Final Finding and Decision of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources to convey tidelands to the City & Borough of Juneau,” Uchytil said in a press release.

November 18, 2013 - 9:45 am

Alaska’s Filipino Community Plans Relief Efforts For Typhoon Haiyan Victims

Alaska’s Filipino community is pulling together to help the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the country early Friday morning.

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November 11, 2013 - 5:41 pm
IBEW Local 1547 is one of the unions that participated in this week’s training on right-to-work laws. Photo by Casey Kelly, KTOO - Juneau.

Juneau Union Members Learn How To Talk About Right-To-Work

Nearly half of all states have right-to-work laws that prohibit contracts between employers and labor unions requiring workers to pay union dues. Alaska is not one of them. But with a Republican dominated legislature and executive branch, it is seen as a state where right-to-work legislation could pass. No bills have been introduced here since 2011, and the issue does not seem to be a priority for business or political groups.

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November 8, 2013 - 5:36 pm
AEL&P headquarters in Lemon Creek. Photo by Casey Kelly, KTOO - Juneau.

AEL&P Parent Company Agrees To Merger With Spokane-Based Avista

The parent company of Juneau electric utility Alaska Electric Light & Power has agreed to merge with Spokane, Washington-based Avista Corporation.

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November 5, 2013 - 6:20 pm
JEDC’s Eva Bornstein delivers the 2013 Juneau and Southeast Alaska Economic Indicators Report to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Casey Kelly, KTOO - Juneau.

JEDC Report: Juneau’s Economy Is On The Upswing

Employment is up, wages are up, and the private sector is growing. That’s according to the Juneau Economic Development Council’s latest economic indicators report, which paints a positive financial picture for the Capital City and the rest of Southeast Alaska.

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October 18, 2013 - 4:09 pm
The Coral Princess Cruise ship prepares to dock in Juneau. Photo by Heather Bryant, KTOO - Juneau.

Juneau Assembly Unanimously Confirms Support For Project Labor Agreements

The Juneau Assembly wants the city’s Docks and Harbors Department to reconsider its decision not to use a Project Labor Agreement for a major rebuild of the city’s downtown cruise ship docks scheduled to get underway next year.

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October 16, 2013 - 3:19 pm

Officials Say White Powder At State Office Building Non-Hazardous

Officials now say there was no threat from a suspicious white powder found in a package at the State Office Building in Juneau on Friday. The incident prompted the building to be evacuated shortly after 10 o’ clock this morning.

October 11, 2013 - 4:43 pm
A recent agreement between the company that owns the Niblack mining project and the state-owned Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority could help with project financing. Niblack is currently in the exploration phase, but could move into the permitting stage better financing. Photo Courtesy Heatherdale Resources, LTD.

AIDEA Signs Agreement To Support Niblack Project

The owner of the Niblack mining project on Prince of Wales Island continues to explore the possibility of a minerals processing plant on Gravina Island near Ketchikan.

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October 9, 2013 - 5:18 pm
Tlingit & Haida Housing Authority, CCS To Expand Senior Services In Rural Southeast

Tlingit & Haida Housing Authority, CCS To Expand Senior Services In Rural Southeast

Tlingit and Haida Regional Housing Authority and Catholic Community Serviceon Monday announced the expansion of a program that helps senior citizens live independently in Southeast Alaska.

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October 8, 2013 - 12:54 pm
A consultant’s drawing of Juneau’s proposed floating cruise ship docks. Image courtesy CBJ Docks and Harbors Department.

Unions Criticize Lack Of Pre-Hire Labor Agreement For Juneau Dock Project

Juneau labor unions are criticizing a recent CBJ Docks and Harbors Department decision to bid a contract for two new floating cruise ship berths without a Project Labor Agreement.

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October 3, 2013 - 5:19 pm

Troll Leads Peters In Juneau’s Only Contested Municipal Election Race

In Juneau, there was really only one race to pay attention to on Election Day. Out of three Assembly seats and two School Board seats on the ballot, only one was contested.

October 2, 2013 - 8:10 am