Jeremy Hsieh, KTOO - Juneau

Jeremy Hsieh, KTOO - Juneau
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Jeremy Hsieh is the news director at KTOO and 360 North in Juneau. He’s a podcast fiend who has worked in journalism since high school as a reporter, editor and television producer. He’s run Gavel Alaska for 360 North since 2011, and is big on using social media to summarize, unpack and demystify state politics and policymaking. Jeremy is an East Coast transplant who moved to Juneau in 2008. He’s into sleeping late, rock climbing, ultimate frisbee, video games and eating tasty things.

The Juneau Empire is reporting that Rep. Cathy Muñoz, a Republican from Juneau’s Mendenhall Valley, has written judicial sentencing authorities seeking leniency for convicted offenders in a case of child sexual assault and a case of child endangerment related to sexual abuse of a child. Listen now

Jody Avirgan, a podcast host for the political analysis website FiveThirtyEight, is vacationing in Juneau this week – but it went awry Wednesday night.

Juneau singer-songwriter Marian Call has gone internet-famous again, this time with the Twitter hashtag #FirstSevenJobs.

As an openly gay man who doesn't identify with any religion, you’d think Matt Magnusson would have a minefield of identity politics to navigate working for Catholic Community Service. Download Audio

An Elfin Cove woman is dead after a small boat struck a piling near the community late Wednesday night.

Six people at Monday’s Juneau Assembly meeting pleaded for recognition and help with public safety problems downtown, including one of the latest victims of seemingly random street violence.

The National Weather Service is reporting rising water levels on the Taku River south of Juneau, which may be caused by dammed water being released from the Tulsequah Glacier.

Late on Memorial Day, House and Senate negotiators completed their conference committee work on a proposed state operating budget. They were 26 hours ahead of a still looming deadline.

The Alaska Senate passed the state’s $1.6 billion capital budget on Saturday. The big-ticket spending plan now goes to the House for consideration. Download Audio

A celebrated storyteller is facing felony charges for allegedly having sex with an underage boy. Forty-three year old Jack Dalton is charged with sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree and attempted sexual abuse. KTUU originally reported the case. Download Audio

Era Helicopters has identified its pilot who was critically injured in Thursday’s crash at Norris Glacier near Juneau as Jiri Hanis.

The Coast Guard is reporting that a helicopter has crashed near the Norris Glacier and the pilot, who was the only person on board, is injured.

Juneau police arrested a man late Thursday night for driving while intoxicated after finding him and a dog in a vehicle stuck in construction fencing at the Capitol. Download Audio

Ken Koelsch will be Juneau’s new mayor. Unofficial results from Tuesday’s special election show Juneau voters backed Koelsch with 59 percent of the vote. Download Audio

A gunshot that rang outside the Dimond Courthouse late this morning has left one woman dead and rattled nerves in the heart of the Capitol City.

Memorial services are set in Juneau and Anchorage for longtime Alaska lawmaker Max Gruenberg.

Juneau Police Chief Bryce Johnson says the department has arrested a suspect in the November 2014 stabbing death of Christopher Kenney. Police have arrested 28-year-old Nora Edith Thomas, who was Kenney’s live-in girlfriend in Juneau at the time of his death. She’s accused of second degree murder.

Rep. Sam Kito III wants to repeal the ballot measure that tried to cut the Alaska Legislature’s annual session to down from 120 days to 90. Download Audio

Robert Meireis had a tough life that included a history of violence, years in prison, even tattoos tying him to white supremacist groups. He lived a violent life on the edge of society. That he met a violent end in a double murder discovered last month in West Juneau wasn’t necessarily a surprise to some people who knew him. And yet, he also had people that cared about him and were stunned when the news broke.