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Lisa Phu, KTOO - Juneau

Lisa Phu is a reporter at KTOO in Juneau.

Worry About Whale Watching Comes From Within The Industry

Worry About Whale Watching Comes From Within The Industry

Is the North Pacific humpback whale no longer endangered? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration could decide as early as today whether to pursue taking the whale off the Endangered Species list.

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July 15, 2013 - 5:31 pm

Union Files Class Action Grievance Over Office Space

The Alaska State Employees Association has filed a class action grievance over the state’s newUniversal Space Standards policy.

July 12, 2013 - 10:17 am
Dylan Rhea-Fournier’s office space is also a workshop, enabling him to maintain sensitive field equipment. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)

Employees Worry About State-Imposed Office Space Standards

The State of Alaska is implementing new work areas in Juneau and Anchorage office buildings. Officials claim new universal space standards will save money and create a better work environment, but some state employees think otherwise.

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July 1, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Glacier Bay Lodge May Shut Down

Glacier Bay Lodge may shut down after this season. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve put out a prospectus for concession services in January but received no bids by the March 26 deadline. Closing Glacier Bay Lodge could have rippling effects on the economy of Gustavus.

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June 19, 2013 - 5:21 pm
‘Idle No More’ Group Rallies In Downtown Juneau

‘Idle No More’ Group Rallies In Downtown Juneau

About 30 adults and children called for equality and greater subsistence fishery protection Wednesday morning in the ‘Idle No More’ rally in downtown Juneau. Several wore Native regalia, chanted songs, and danced as people took turns talking over a megaphone.

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June 12, 2013 - 5:33 pm
Juneau Sends Dancers Around The Country And Beyond

Juneau Sends Dancers Around The Country And Beyond

Several Juneau teenagers are heading to the nation’s best dance programs this summer – one is even going to Russia. Within the next few weeks, five students from Juneau Dance Unlimited will leave Alaska to practice their techniques and expand their horizons in New York City, Pittsburgh, Boston, Houston, and Moscow.

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June 12, 2013 - 5:26 pm
Fred Ssessanga plays against Will Shortz (front) while Tim McCloud plays Robert Roberts (back) at the Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School Gym. (Photo by Heather Bryant/KTOO)

NYT Puzzle Master Will Shortz Adds Alaska To His Table Tennis Quest

NPR’s puzzle master Will Shortz will be taping his weekly puzzle for Weekend Edition from Anchorage, where he’s exercising his other passion – table tennis. Anchorage is the second stop of a seven-day table tennis tour in Alaska that Shortz is taking with Caribbean table tennis champion Robert Roberts.

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June 6, 2013 - 5:29 pm

Juneau’s Carpenter Union Hall Shuts Down

About 35 carpenter union locals in the Pacific Northwest have closed in the past three years to join larger locals. Earlier this month, Juneau’s Carpenter Union Local 2247  fell to the same fate and its members have been absorbed by Anchorage’s Carpenter Union Local 1281.

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June 3, 2013 - 5:19 pm

Kuskpuk Friday In The Legislature

On Fridays on Alaska’s Capitol Hill, many female legislators are wearing Kuspuks – the traditional and comfortable Eskimo garment not often seen in boardrooms. It’s also being adopted by some men in the capitol.

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March 28, 2013 - 5:19 pm
It’s Kuspuk Friday in the Alaska Legislature

It’s Kuspuk Friday in the Alaska Legislature

Instead of the usual businesswear worn in the Alaska State Capitol, many female legislators are wearing kuspuks, the traditional and comfortable Inupiat-Yupik garment not often seen in boardrooms. It’s also being adopted by some men in the capitol.

March 22, 2013 - 3:59 pm