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Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO - Juneau

Rosemarie Alexander is a reporter at KTOO in Juneau.

NOAA Crew Surveys Beaches For Tsunami Debris

Marine debris is nothing new, and a NOAA crew found little of note in last week’s survey of outside Panhandle beaches.

June 28, 2012 - 5:19 pm
Chief Justice Carpeneti Announces Retirement

Chief Justice Carpeneti Announces Retirement

Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Walter “Bud” Carpeneti of Juneau has announced his retirement, effective January 31, 2013. Carpeneti was appointed to the state superior court in Juneau in 1981 by Governor Jay Hammond. Voters retained him in that position three times – in 1986, 1992, and 1998. Governor Tony Knowles appointed him to the Supreme Court in 1998. He was retained by voters in 2002.

June 15, 2012 - 11:08 am

Alaska Supreme Court Denies Petition To Delay Candidate Filing Deadline

The Alaska Supreme Court says the candidate filing deadline for the August primary will remain June first. The court this afternoon denied a Democratic Party petition to delay the candidate filing deadline for two weeks. In a petition filed Tuesday, ADP director Kay Brown said multiple redistricting plans have created uncertainty over new district lines. The Alaska Supreme Court last week threw out the Redistricting Board’s latest plan and adopted the April 5 version. The ruling came just ten days before the June 1st candidate filing deadline.

May 30, 2012 - 5:31 pm

Lawmakers Approve $2.9 Billion For Statewide Construction, Maintenance Projects

Juneau and the Southeast region fared well by the 27th Alaska State Legislature. Before the regular session ended, lawmakers appropriated $2.9 billion for construction and maintenance projects statewide, and $450 million in general obligation bonds to be approved by voters next November.

May 4, 2012 - 5:26 pm

State Rep. Sharon Cissna Will Run Against Rep. Don Young

State Representative Sharon Cissna is running for Don Young’s seat in Congress. She filed her paperwork with the Alaska Public Offices Commission this morning. Cissna is a Democrat who currently represents the University/medical district in Anchorage.

April 11, 2012 - 5:33 pm

U.S. and Russian Coast Guards Work Together

U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Thomas Ostebo and his Russian counterpart Lieutenant General Rafael Daerbaev today signed an agreement calling for continued cooperation on law enforcement in the Arctic, Bering Sea and North Pacific.

April 4, 2012 - 8:24 pm

Courts To Consider FASD Mitigations

The Alaska Senate today (Wednesday) unanimously passed a bill giving judges the ability to consider Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders as a mitigating factor in sentencing for non-violent crimes.

April 4, 2012 - 8:22 pm
Stevens’ Portrait Unveiled

Stevens’ Portrait Unveiled

A portrait of the late Senator Ted Stevens – unveiled Friday evening — will hang on the second floor of the Alaska State Capitol between the House and Senate chambers.

February 6, 2012 - 10:59 am

Senate Committee Approves More Money for Schools

The Senate Education Committee this morning approved an increase to the Basic Student Allocation – or BSA.

January 30, 2012 - 5:38 pm

State Sen. Stevens Says Oil Tax Agreement Most Important This Session

State Senate President Gary Stevens says nothing is more important this legislative session than coming to agreement on oil tax legislation.

January 26, 2012 - 5:49 pm

Rep. Gara Pushes Against Texting While Driving

Thirty-five states have banned texting while driving – and Alaska thought it had too. But some judges say the law passed in 2008 is not clear, so legislation is on the move that specifically prohibits drivers from reading or typing a text, email or other message while their vehicle is in motion.

January 26, 2012 - 5:48 pm
Photo courtesy of Juneau.org: Juneau Mayor Bruce Botelho

Petition For Coastal Management Program Receives More Than Enough Signatures

Organizers of a citizen’s ballot initiative to restore Alaska’s Coastal Management Program have well over the number of signatures required to put it on the statewide ballot, says Juneau Mayor Bruce Botelho.

January 16, 2012 - 6:03 pm

Rain Complicates Snow Cleanup In Cordova

The snowed-clogged town of Cordova had rain Wednesday, adding pounds to the snow, increasing avalanche danger, and complicating the cleanup.

January 12, 2012 - 5:23 pm

Chieftain Says No Road, No Mine

The company building a mine at the headwaters of the transboundary Taku River expects a new road to be completed by the end of the year. That will allow year round access to the Tulsequah Chief Mine.

January 9, 2012 - 5:26 pm
Coast Guard Cutter Returns to San Diego

Coast Guard Cutter Returns to San Diego

After three months on patrol in Alaska’s Bering Sea, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sherman sailed into the home port of San Diego Thursday morning, delivering on the promise of being home for Christmas.

December 23, 2011 - 5:00 pm

USPS Delays Post Office Closures

The U.S. Postal Service will delay the closure or consolidation of thousands of post offices around the country, including five in Alaska.

December 13, 2011 - 5:29 pm

BC Power Line Spurs Transboundary Development

Alaska and Canadian scientists are among a large group of experts hoping to convince the British Columbia government to study the cumulative impacts of proposed development in the transboundary region.

November 17, 2011 - 5:05 pm

Coast Guard Cutter’s Experience in the Storm

The news has been full recently of stories about the huge storm that battered Alaska’s west coast last week. While the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sherman figured prominently in helping a nearly disabled catcher-processing ship, those reports have few details.

November 15, 2011 - 5:12 pm

The Last Yellow Flag

The Service High School Cougars are the statewide football champions for large schools. The Cougars beat the South Anchorage Wolverines on Saturday for the First National Bowl trophy on a score of 37 to 23. It capped an undefeated season for the Cougars.

October 24, 2011 - 5:05 pm

MSHA Updates Kensington Accident Report

The Kensington mine accident that killed Juneau resident Joe Tagaban last week is the eighth U.S. mining fatality in 2011, according to the Mining Safety and Health Administration.

September 16, 2011 - 5:33 pm