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Jeremy Hsieh, KTOO - Juneau

Jeremy Hsieh is a reporter at KTOO in Juneau.

Juneau police make arrest for 2014 Kenney murder

Juneau police make arrest for 2014 Kenney murder

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.
January 29, 2016
Rep. Kito prefiles bill to revert to 120-day legislative session

Rep. Kito prefiles bill to revert to 120-day legislative session

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
January 11, 2016
On the edge: Shedding light on Juneau murder victim Robbie Meireis

On the edge: Shedding light on Juneau murder victim Robbie Meireis

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.
December 28, 2015

Juneau loses boundary appeal to Petersburg

The Alaska Supreme Court has settled a boundary dispute between Juneau and Petersburg affecting about 1,500 square miles of Southeast. Under the decision the court issued Friday, Petersburg Borough boundaries will stand as they are, now that Juneau has lost its last legal challenge on the matter. Download Audio
December 7, 2015

Juneau loses boundary dispute to Petersburg

The Petersburg Borough's boundaries will stand as they are, now that Juneau has lost its last legal challenge on the matter.
December 4, 2015
No suspects in West Juneau double murder

No suspects in West Juneau double murder

The Juneau Police Department is treating two deaths discovered in a West Juneau condo on Sunday afternoon as a double murder -- with no suspects.
November 16, 2015
Juneau educator named 2016 Alaska Teacher of the Year

Juneau educator named 2016 Alaska Teacher of the Year

Juneau teacher Amy Jo Meiners has been named 2016 Alaska Teacher of the Year. Alaska Education Commissioner Mike Hanley made the announcement Sunday at the Association of Alaska School Boards conference. Download Audio
November 10, 2015
Bill to ditch daylight saving time is back

Bill to ditch daylight saving time is back

Clocks roll back Sunday with the end of daylight saving time, but the bill to eliminate the clock change for good in Alaska is still rolling forward. Download Audio
October 29, 2015
Protesters, lawmaker bring Fairbanks Four case to the Capitol

Protesters, lawmaker bring Fairbanks Four case to the Capitol

On the first day legislators were due back in Juneau for a special session, 20 protesters and one lawmaker brought the Fairbanks Four case to the Capitol.
October 26, 2015
Fourth annual Capital Brewfest sells out despite rain

Fourth annual Capital Brewfest sells out despite rain

Juneau Rotary held its fourth annual Capital Brewfest on Saturday. The annual event showcases dozens of specialty and craft beers from around the state and beyond.
September 30, 2015
AK: Running the Klondike Relay from Skagway to Whitehorse

AK: Running the Klondike Relay from Skagway to Whitehorse

Last weekend, nearly 1,600 people ran a 10-part race from Skagway over the Coast Mountains and into Whitehorse, Yukon. It’s part endurance trial, part road trip and part party. For many on both sides of the border, running the 110-mile Klondike Road Relay is an annual tradition. Download Audio:
September 18, 2015
Run, zipline, signal fires mark J'eet's Challenge

Run, zipline, signal fires mark J’eet’s Challenge

For the first time last month, Hoonah hosted an 8.3-mile footrace called J’eet’s Challenge. The course begins near sea level, runs through town and then up a mountain to the finish line. The race winners lit mountaintop signal fires, echoing events from a Tlingit story. From there, runners hopped into harnesses and ziplined back down to Icy Strait Point, which is Huna Totem Corp.’s salmon cannery turned tourist attraction. Download Audio
September 9, 2015
Run, zipline, signal fires mark J'eet's Challenge

Run, zipline, signal fires mark J’eet’s Challenge

For the first time last month, Hoonah hosted an 8.3-mile footrace called J’eet’s Challenge. The course begins near sea level, runs through town and then up a mountain to the finish line. The race winners lit mountaintop signal fires, echoing events from a Tlingit story. From there, runners hopped into harnesses and ziplined back down to Icy Strait Point, which is Huna Totem Corp.’s salmon cannery turned tourist attraction. Download Audio
September 7, 2015
National arts endowment leader explains why art is worth it

National arts endowment leader explains why art is worth it

The leader of the National Endowment for the Arts is in Alaska this week and made a stop at KTOO to talk about what she looks for in potential grantees. Download Audio
September 3, 2015
Juneau Assembly relaxes child care facility restrictions

Juneau Assembly relaxes child care facility restrictions

Attendance was thin at Monday's Juneau Assembly meeting, but at least one parent and one prospective child care provider in the audience were elated. Download Audio
August 11, 2015
Suspected Capitol flag thieves caught on tape

Suspected Capitol flag thieves caught on tape

Three men were caught on tape who are suspected of breaking into the construction site at the state Capitol building, scaling the scaffolding and stealing flags off the roof. Download Audio
August 4, 2015
Juneau Assembly considers $1 million hit to Juneau seniors’ sales tax perk

Juneau Assembly considers $1 million hit to Juneau seniors’ sales tax perk

The Juneau Assembly advanced a series of policy changes Thursday that would leave lower-income seniors entirely exempt from paying city sales tax, while reducing wealthier seniors’ benefit. Several other sales tax proposals failed.
August 3, 2015
Legislative committee won’t take up Medicaid expansion Wednesday

Legislative committee won’t take up Medicaid expansion Wednesday

The Alaska Legislature’s committee with gatekeeping authority over expediting the governor’s Medicaid plans meets Wednesday, but does not intend to take up the welfare program’s expansion. Download Audio
July 20, 2015
Next state budget proposal will include revenue package

Next state budget proposal will include revenue package

The head of the governor’s budget team urged local leaders on Thursday to get involved in the discussion of the state’s precarious fiscal future.
July 17, 2015
Suspicious Duffel Bag at Federal Building Draws Juneau's Bomb Squad

Suspicious Duffel Bag at Federal Building Draws Juneau’s Bomb Squad

A suspicious duffel bag left in the post office parking lot outside Juneau’s downtown Federal Building on Monday drew out the bomb squad. Police cordoned off the area, but the building wasn’t evacuated.
July 14, 2015