Adelyn Baxter, KTOO - Juneau


Juneau’s Glory Hall will cut breakfast, lunch service in response to budget vetoes

The most recent state budget cuts mean the shelter will have to reduce its hours. The building will close from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., likely starting next month. That means no breakfast and no lunch.

NOAA closes investigation into close call between cruise ship and humpback whales

NOAA Fisheries confirmed that the agency’s Office of Law Enforcement determined Holland America Line’s Eurdoam altered course and slowed speed as it approached the humpback whales on June 24.

In tribute to original residents, Juneau Assembly renames downtown Willoughby District

Formerly known as the Willoughby District, the area will now be known as the Aak’w Village District, paying homage to its original residents.

Feds investigate video of cruise ship in near-miss with humpback whales

Federal regulators are investigating video footage that appears to show a Holland America Line cruise ship narrowly missing a pod of humpback whales while on its way to Juneau.

Angoon residents, supporters protest Juneau’s annexation petition

A fight over land is reigniting after the City and Borough of Juneau submitted a proposal to annex portions of Admiralty Island to the state’s Local Boundary Commission.

How bad are cruise ship emissions in downtown Juneau? An air quality survey aims to find out.

This summer, a state agency is conducting an air quality study in downtown Juneau, with an eye toward measuring the impact of cruise ship emissions. Here’s how Juneau residents are helping.

State employees anxious as government shutdown threat looms

A state operating budget is now on its way to Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s desk. The question is whether it will be enough to prevent a government shutdown on July 1.

Community remembers Guardian Flight crew lost in January plane crash

In an emotional memorial service in Juneau, speakers remembered pilot Patrick Coyle, paramedic Margaret Langston and flight nurse Stacie Morse, who was pregnant with a daughter, Delta Rae.

Juneau struggles to keep up as junk cars continue piling up

Like many communities in Alaska, Juneau has no roads leading in or out. That presents a problem when it comes to getting rid of vehicles no one wants anymore.

Legislature passes bill allowing Alaska State Fair, ski areas to serve alcohol

Several business and venues across the state were caught off guard when the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board began denying recreational site license renewals last year, saying they did not meet the criteria in state law.

Juneau Assembly committee recommends city invest in child care

The Juneau Assembly Childcare Committee formed in November. Mayor Beth Weldon tasked it answering two key questions: Should child care be a part of municipal activities, and if so, should early education be a part of that?

Cruise industry responds to community concerns about environmental impacts

With another cruise season about to begin, the tourism industry and Juneau are both looking at ways to respond to public concerns about air quality.

With building set for demolition, future of Juneau’s cold weather shelter unclear

The number of people experiencing homelessness in Juneau has grown in recent years, but the city is unsure if its cold weather emergency shelter will reopen next winter.

Juneau considers allowing pot cafes inside licensed retailers

As the City and Borough of Juneau explores whether to allow people to use marijuana inside some businesses, local assembly members have mixed opinions on the issue.

AK: Know the risks before you visit Mendenhall Glacier’s newest ice cave

Although the famous blue caverns from several years ago have disappeared, word of a new cave spread over social media this winter and brought crowds to the glacier. But while hiking to the cave is a remarkable experience, it also comes with some risk.

Juneau homeless service providers worry governor’s budget could close facilities

In Juneau, providers say the loss of funding could put some of Alaska’s most vulnerable residents back on the streets.

Juneau Assembly accepts settlement agreement with cruise industry

“We’re certainly pleased with the settlement,” the head of the cruise industry association said. “It’s really an opportunity for all of us in the cruise industry and the community of Juneau to move forward.”

Juneau Assembly rejects cruise invitation, citing possible conflicts of interest

The four-day trip between Vancouver, British Columbia, and Los Angeles will be the Norwegian Joy’s inaugural U.S. voyage. But some Assembly members questioned the company’s motives at Monday’s meeting.

Search team investigates potential piece of missing Guardian Flight plane

According to a Guardian Flight Facebook post, a search team recently located a large object in Frederick Sound that they think could be part of the missing aircraft.

Juneau considers proposal to offer more shore power to cruise ships

Allowing more cruise ships to connect to shore power when they visit Juneau might mean less pollution and more money for the local electric utility. But could Alaska Electric Light & Power handle the increased volume?