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Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO - Juneau

Rosemarie Alexander is a reporter at KTOO in Juneau.

Cyril George Sr. in 2007, speaking at Angoon Presbyterian Church, where his son Joey George is pastor. (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)

Tlingit Elder, Master Storyteller Cyril George Dies

Tlingit elder Cyril George Sr. has died at the age of 92. A fisherman, boat builder, master story teller, and man of great faith, George passed away last week at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage.

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April 22, 2014 - 5:16 pm

Juneau Athlete Representing U.S. At Paralympic Winter Games

Juneau’s Joe Tompkins will represent the United States in the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Tompkins and Andrew Kurka of Palmer are among 26 athletes named to the U.S. Paralympic Alpine Ski Team. Tompkins has had a successful World Cup career, but has never medaled in the Paralympics.

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March 4, 2014 - 5:40 pm
House Democrats Confirm Kito To Downtown Juneau Seat

House Democrats Confirm Kito To Downtown Juneau Seat

Sam Kito III is now at work as the newest member of the Alaska Legislature.

He replaces Juneau Rep. Beth Kerttula, who resigned her House seat last month for a Stanford University fellowship.

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February 25, 2014 - 5:17 pm

Legislation Would Reinstate Medevac Membership Programs

An Airlift Northwest Lear Jet waits for a medevac call at Juneau’s airport. Airlift is ending its medevac insurance program in Alaska after losing a regulatory exemption. An Airlift Northwest Lear Jet waits for a medevac call at Juneau’s airport. Airlift Northwest could bring back its popular membership program under legislation introduced in the Alaska House and Senate.

February 17, 2014 - 4:02 pm

Former Juneau Olympian Reflects On Experiences

For the first time in Olympic alpine skiing history, two gold medals have been awarded in an event. Swiss skier Dominique Gisin and Tina Maze, of Slovenia, tied for the women’s downhill at the Sochi Olympics. Each woman skied the course in 1:41.57. The bronze went to Lara Gut of Switzerland. The Olympics continue through February 23rd on NBC television and online. A former downhill Olympian – Juneau’s Hilary Lindh – has been watching the games and recalling some of her experiences.

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February 14, 2014 - 5:38 pm
Tongass Democrats Nominate Kiehl, Kito, And Reardon For Kerttula’s Vacant Seat

Tongass Democrats Nominate Kiehl, Kito, And Reardon For Kerttula’s Vacant Seat

Tongass Democrats have nominated Jesse Kiehl, Sam Kito III, and Catherine Reardon to fill the House District 32 seat vacated last month by Juneau Representative Beth Kerttula.

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February 3, 2014 - 5:47 pm
Taku River Tlingit Sue To Stop Tulsequah Mine

Taku River Tlingit Sue To Stop Tulsequah Mine

The Taku River Tlingit First Nation has filed suit in the Supreme Court of British Columbia to stop the Tulsequah Chief Mine. The old mine is at the headwaters of Southeast Alaska’s most prolific salmon stream.

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January 30, 2014 - 6:01 pm

What Is The Center For Ocean Solutions?

Representative Beth Kerttula’s new position will be the first for an elected official at the Stanford University Center for Ocean Solutions. The center is a collaboration of marine research organizations connected with Stanford.

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January 22, 2014 - 5:25 pm
The mill at Kensington Gold Mine. Photo by Rosemarie Alexander.

Kensington Tops Coeur’s 4th Quarter Production

Nearly half of Coeur Mining’s 2013 fourth-quarter gold production came from Juneau’s Kensington Gold Mine.

January 21, 2014 - 11:47 am

Eaglecrest In Finals Of Ski Town Throwdown

Eaglecrest Ski Area in Juneau is in the finals of a Powder Magazine poll of favorite North American ski areas. Called the Ski Town Throwdown, Powder Magazine runs the contest and people from all over Canada and the U.S. have been casting votes. The contest ends Friday at 4 p.m.

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December 12, 2013 - 5:38 pm

Geological Forensics At The Mendenhall Glacier

A slide that sent rocks crashing onto frozen Mendenhall Lake in late November actually caused a small tsunami. It also posed a scientific question as well as concern that rock slides are another unpredictable hazard for people exploring the frozen lake this winter.

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December 9, 2013 - 5:42 pm

Juneau Observes World AIDS Day

December first was World AIDS Day. The annual observance started in 1988 to increase awareness and prevention of the disease. The United Nations estimates that more than 35 million people worldwide were living with HIV in 2012. About 70 percent were in Sub-Saharan Africa, compared to 4 percent in North America.

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December 2, 2013 - 4:53 pm
KTUU And GCI Cable Continue Talks

KTUU And GCI Cable Continue Talks

The television station known statewide as Channel 2 will stay on the air in Juneau and Sitka through Dec. 6th, while the station andGCI Cable continue to negotiate carriage terms.

November 25, 2013 - 1:37 pm
School District, Juneau Teachers Resume Negotiations

School District, Juneau Teachers Resume Negotiations

Contract bargaining between the Juneau School District and teachers resumed Monday evening, and as negotiators entered NEA-Alaska offices they were greeted with chants and signs calling for a fair contract.

November 20, 2013 - 8:53 am
FCC Approves GCI’s Purchase Of Television Stations

FCC Approves GCI’s Purchase Of Television Stations

The Federal Communications Commission has approved GCI’s purchase of an Anchorage and two Southeast television stations. But the company says viewers will not notice much change once Denali Media is on the air.

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October 31, 2013 - 5:07 pm
Northrim Buys Alaska Pacific Bank

Northrim Buys Alaska Pacific Bank

Northrim BanCorp is purchasing Alaska Pacific Bank, with the Juneau-based bank becoming a Northrim subsidiary. The two have signed an agreement for Northrim to acquire Alaska Pacific in a stock and cash transaction valued at about $14.31 million, or approximately $17.28 per share of Alaska Pacific common stock.

October 23, 2013 - 10:48 am
Western Venture Likely Sunk After Blaze

Western Venture Likely Sunk After Blaze

The U.S. Coast Guard says a 59-foot longliner that burned Sunday in the Bering Sea has sunk.

October 22, 2013 - 11:16 am
DZMS student Connor Norman presented the board with a petition to reconsider the board’s policy banning sports travel for middle schools. Photo from KTOO - Juneau.

Juneau School Board Allowing Review Of Middle School Sports Travel Ban

The Juneau School Board says a community committee can review its ban on middle school travel for athletes, but it’s not likely anyone from the board will participate.

October 17, 2013 - 11:43 am
Impacts Of The Shutdown On The Tongass

Impacts Of The Shutdown On The Tongass

The U.S. Forest Service employs about 400 people in Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. And most of them are on furlough, awaiting a call from the federal government that they’ll soon be back to work. With the partial U.S. government shutdown in its second week, KTOO’S Rosemarie Alexander takes a look at the impact on the Tongass.

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October 10, 2013 - 5:51 pm
Former State Senator Bill Ray Dies

Former State Senator Bill Ray Dies

Former state senator Bill Ray has died.  He was 91. Ray represented Juneau in the Alaska Legislature for more than 20 years, during a time when a number of landmark projects were built in the capital city, including the State Office Building and Egan Drive.  Ray helped secure a downtown facility for the University of Alaska Southeast, and the university named it in his honor.

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September 10, 2013 - 5:37 pm