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Casey Kelly, KTOO - Juneau

Casey Kelly is a reporter at KTOO in Juneau.

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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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

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

Bear Mauls Man in Hoonah

A 58-year-old Hoonah man mauled by a brown bear Wednesday night has been medevac’d to Sitka with non-life threatening injuries.

September 26, 2013
A young victim gets his leg “broken.” (Photo by Heather Bryant/KTOO)

Juneau Airport Officials Practice On Fake Airplane Crash

An Alaska Airlines jet with 64 people onboard simulated what would happen if a plane crashed on approach to Juneau International Airport. The event took place on Saturday. Everyone on the plane survived and many ate lunch with the emergency responders who came to rescue them. The fake crash was part of a live drill, involving airport officials, first responders, and nearly 75 volunteer victims.

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September 19, 2013
Photo by Casey Kelly, KTOO - Juneau.

AK: Football

It’s football season in Alaska. The sport continues to gain popularity in the 49th state, where the first official high school football championship game was played less than 25 years ago. But in Alaska and nationally concerns over football’s safety have grown, and more and more parents are refusing to let their children play youth football because of the risk of injury. Football officials at all levels have responded by trying to make the game safer.

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September 13, 2013

City, Borough of Juneau Keeping Track of Marketplace Fairness Act

Juneau officials are keeping an eye on legislation making its way through Congress that would allow states to collect sales tax on online purchases. The U.S. Senate this week voted 69-27 in favor of the Marketplace Fairness Act.

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May 9, 2013