Quinton Chandler, KTOO - Juneau

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Quinton Chandler is a reporter at KTOO in Juneau.

The smoke was thick but through the gaps, it didn’t look like much was left of the popular playground located in a park north of downtown Juneau.

Closing the Bergmann Hotel in Juneau left some of its tenants homeless and now they’re wondering what they’ll do next. Listen now

The Juneau School Board is revisiting its 2013 travel ban for middle school sports. The 2013 school board disappointed a lot of people in Juneau when it voted to stop middle school sports teams from traveling out of town.

The Happiness Advantage is an idea based on research that points to a link between a positive mindset and success. Listen now

Juneau's fire department is battling a near 12 percent increase in emergency calls. The higher volume has stretched the department thin and the Fire Chief says additional personnel is the only real solution. Listen Now

The Juneau School District is one of the first in Alaska to make the AP District Honor Roll, a prestigious recognition for districts that increased the percentage of students who took and passed Advanced Placement tests. Listen Now
University of Alaska Southeast (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)

The University of Alaska is bringing its three colleges of education under one roof at the University of Alaska Southeast. Listen Now

It’s cold in Juneau. Earlier this month, the city saw one its heaviest snowfalls in at least a couple of years and, according to the National Weather Service, temperatures ranged between the teens and the mid-20s. Listen Now
Snow covers Mount Juneau, Sunday, Oct. 16. (Photo by Tripp Crouse/KTOO)

Juneau is under a winter storm warning and forecasters are expecting one of the city's heaviest snowfalls in years. Listen Now

Head lice are an ongoing problem for Juneau schools and one school nurse says this is a common time of year to find them.

The isolated neighborhood on the outskirts of Juneau woke to gunfire early Saturday morning when Juneau police shot a man they said didn’t comply with an officer’s instructions. The man is expected to survive.

Tenakee Springs is a small Southeast Alaska town on Chichagof Island about 46 miles southwest of Juneau. In 2015, the state reported it had about 140 residents. It also has a small student body that fluctuates from year to year. Frances Ziel said some families were already choosing to home-school before the closure. After the school shut down, she said the district wanted to support them. Listen Now

One out of every eight UAS students said they experienced some form of sexual misconduct or sexual assault between 2015 and 2016. That’s according to the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Listen Now

National Weather Service meteorologist Edward Liske said this season is the first-time Juneau has seen measurable snowfall before Fairbanks since about 1940. Listen Now

In 2015, Juneau gained more young people and seniors, cost of living fell slightly, unemployment remained steady and the housing market was still tight. Listen Now

The Coast Guard reported a boat operator fell asleep Saturday morning and ran his vessel aground in Peril Strait.

The Southeast Alaska Food Bank celebrated an increased capacity during an open house Saturday. The new addition allows the food bank to give away even more food than before. Listen Now

Juneau School District is rethinking how hard it should make its classes. This is the fifth year of a six-year curriculum review in the district and students are being held to a higher standard.

A brown bear mauling prompted the Coast Guard to rescue two hunters from a mountain near Hoonah and bring them to Juneau Saturday afternoon. Only one of the hunters was injured. Listen Now

Juneau teachers and administrators were the students on Saturday at a Sealaska Heritage Institute seminar intended to help them see the world from their pupils’ perspectives.