Matt Miller, KTOO - Juneau
Anticipating increased traffic through the Bering Strait as retreating sea ice opens up the Arctic Ocean to more vessels, the U.S. Coast Guard is accepting public comments on proposed vessel routes off northwestern Alaska.
A Wrangell doctor arrested last week for possessing and distributing child pornography appeared in court again Monday. Download Audio
Juneau police are asking for help identifying a man in connection with a racist incident during Saturday morning’s Celebration parade through downtown. Download Audio
An August 4th trial date has been set for a former Sealaska corporation executive accused of stealing money from a subsistence fund. A ‘not guilty’ plea was entered on behalf of Robert ‘Bob’ Loescher, 66, who appeared in Juneau Superior Court on Wednesday in a wheelchair.
The first responders in any disaster like the Good Friday Earthquake will likely be the firefighters and emergency medical technicians. But even the routine fire or medical call can be physically taxing and rely on months, perhaps even years of training. Capital City Fire and Rescue and the International Firefighters Association recently held a unique event in Juneau designed to demonstrate the rigors of the job to those unfamiliar with their routine. Download Audio
Opening statements were held Thursday and the first witnesses took the stand in the case of a man accused of killing his girlfriend at a Yakutat lodge 17 1/2 years ago.
Juneau’s most popular attraction is Mendenhall Glacier, one of the most accessible glaciers in the world. Visitors and residents took advantage of the recent cold, clear weather to hike across a frozen lake in front of the glacier to find an ice cave. They’ve taken pictures of themselves inside of the awe -inspiring tunnel and surrounded by blue-tinted ice walls. Download Audio
Friday is the last day that the Alaska State Museum in Juneau will be open to the public. Download Audio
Indigenous populations in Alaska and Australia may be vulnerable to influenza, particularly a recent form of bird flu.
Researchers expect that salmon productivity could shift in Southeast Alaska streams over the next 70 years as temperatures rise and rainfall increases because of climate change.
The fast ferry Fairweather is now in a Seattle shipyard. When it returns to Alaska next spring, it will feature a completely new power plant. The deteriorating engines that were the subject of the state’s long-running lawsuit with the engine manufacturer will be swapped out. Then, its sister ship Chenega will go through an identical refit. Download Audio
The Coast Guard says they've completed a long-distance medevac of a freighter crewman who suffered injuries from a fall aboard the vessel.
Yet another delay in a jury trial for a man accused of killing his girlfriend at a Yakutat lodge long ago. The proceeding has been postponed, again. The latest delay will allow the defense to review new evidence that stems from the original cold case. Download Audio
A Douglas man and his business owe a million dollars in back taxes that have been due since 1999. The Internal Revenue Service in May seized P-P’s Douglas Inn, formerly known as Louie’s. The agency plans to auction off the downtown Douglas property to recoup some of the money owed to the federal government. Download Audio