Jacob Resneck, KTOO - Juneau

Jacob Resneck, KTOO - Juneau
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Jacob Resneck is a reporter at KTOO in Juneau.

A statue of the U.S. statesman behind Alaska’s 1867 purchase from Russia now stands in front of Alaska’s Capitol building. Listen now

A 62-year-old Juneau woman has received one of the nation’s top awards recognizing traditional folk art. Listen now

Coast Guard Lt. Joey Schlosser looked out his kitchen window to see a man on a raft with a dog trying to paddle Gastineau Channel. After being rescued by the Coast Guard, Brandt Smith explained to KTOO what he was trying to accomplish. Listen now

A tent city sprang up in Alaska's capital city this spring. Juneau is struggling with a ballooning homeless population and so far efforts to crack down have just moved the problem around. KTOO's Jacob Resneck reports.

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said she’s skeptical President Donald Trump will be able to negotiate a better deal after pulling the U.S. out of the 195-nation Paris climate agreement. Listen now

A homeowner shot and killed a brown bear on Douglas Island last week. It’s the first brown bear documented on the island in more than 40 years. Listen now

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating how and why a Juneau-bound helicopter ferrying tourists crashed during a glacier excursion. Listen now

Juneau’s controversial anti-camping ordinance has been in effect for more than a month. The result has been more people are sleeping in downtown’s Marine Park. Now the city is looking to empty the park of overnight campers. Listen now

At a budget belt-tightening meeting Wednesday, the Juneau Assembly teed up $20,000 for a pro-road group that’s backing the Juneau Access Project. Listen now

Alaska tax officials have set up a system to tax licensed marijuana businesses. Due to Alaska’s geography actually getting the revenue to the state isn’t always easy. Listen now

Southeast Alaska’s largest tribal organization has applied to the federal government to put seven parcels in downtown Juneau into a federal trust. Listen now

The two teenagers arrested for setting the Twin Lakes playground on fire Monday have confessed, and Juneau’s fire marshal has completed his investigation. Listen now

An online fraud scheme has bilked the Juneau Soccer Club out of more than $13,700. Listen now

Most of Juneau's power is hydroelectric. Getting that power to the community requires transmission lines that traverse through miles of avalanche country. That's why Alaska Electric Light and Power Company hires helicopter crews to trigger slides to prevent destructive avalanches from knocking out the power. Listen now

A 14-year-old Juneau high school student was honored by the governor’s office today for rescuing a five-year-old boy he saw fall into a fast-running creek. Listen now

Earlier this year the Anchorage Assembly nixed a ballot initiative to cease fluoridating its water supply.Despite setbacks, activists there vow to keep the effort alive. Listen now

A divided Juneau Assembly passed a controversial anti-camping ordinance Feb. 13 to ban homeless people from sleeping near downtown businesses. Listen now

An ordinance to ban the homeless from camping in the downtown core continues to generate controversy. Now there’s questions over whether a ban could affect the community’s access to federal housing dollars. Listen now

The state’s Marijuana Control Board was set to regulate the consumption of marijuana at licensed retailers. If it had been approved, Alaska would have been the first state in the nation to allow on-site consumption. But that’s now moot. Listen now

A $54 million project to add a pair of floating cruise ship berths to Juneau’s downtown waterfront is within months of completion. The project will expand the port’s capacity to accommodate larger vessels. That’s because cruise ships in Alaska are getting bigger. Listen now