Adelyn Baxter, KTOO - Juneau


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?

Community mourns loss of missing Guardian Flight colleagues

The Juneau-based crew of a medevac plane went missing last week. The news hit the medical evacuation community in Alaska particularly hard.

Survey will monitor cruise ship emissions in downtown Juneau this summer

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation shared a new plan Tuesday to start tracking air quality in downtown Juneau in order to learn more about the impact of cruise ship emissions.

Juneau residents are noticing an extra charge on their Amazon receipts. Here’s why

At the start of the new year, Amazon shoppers in Juneau started noticing a new charge on their purchases — city sales tax.  After the company made some changes, the majority of Amazon purchases made...

With CLIAA lawsuit at an end, Juneau considers proposals for marine passenger fee revenue

A federal judge has issued a final decision in a three-year-old case between the cruise industry and the City and Borough of Juneau.

AEL&P parent company and Canadian Hydro One call off merger

The proposed merger between the parent company of Juneau’s power utility and a Canadian power company is dead. That’s according to Hydro One and Avista, who announced Wednesday they had terminated the deal.

Why Mount Jumbo won’t be logged anytime soon

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority board has approved its largest land exchange to date, a deal that would swap about 18,000 acres of trust-owned land in Southeast Alaska for roughly 20,000 acres of U.S. Forest Service land.

Pivotal House race recount now favors LeBon by 1 vote

The recount in the pivotal House District 1 race has ended, and the new count favors Bart LeBon by one vote. A LeBon victory would mean Republican control of the Alaska House of Representatives.

New Juneau committee tackles child care availability

According to a report by the Southeast Alaska Association for the Education of Young Children, there are only enough licensed child care slots for one in five children under school age in Juneau.

Eaglecrest delays opening day

Opening day at Eaglecrest Ski Area was set for this coming weekend, but temperatures and lack of snow mean the season will be pushed back at least another week.

Otter skin sewing workshops promote ‘sustainable cottage industry’ in coastal Alaska

Sealaska Heritage Institute hopes the classes can promote cottage industries in smaller communities and maybe even offer a sustainable solution to the region’s fast-growing sea otter population.

Appeals court upholds decision not to test DNA evidence from 1982 murder

The Alaska Court of Appeals affirmed a superior court ruling Friday and will not test DNA evidence in a 36-year-old double murder case in Juneau. Newton Lambert was convicted of the murder of Anne Benolken in 1982 but acquitted in the killing of her husband, James Benolken.

Juneau seasonal cold weather emergency shelter begins operations Thursday

This is the second winter the City and Borough of Juneau will operate the shelter. The facility in the old state public safety building on Whittier Street sleeps up to 28 people and operates from 11 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. through April 15.

UAS sees increase in first-year students, career and technical education enrollment

Enrollment is down across the University of Alaska system. But at the Southeast campus, enrollment is actually up for first-year students and students enrolled in career and technical programs. Listen now

Vote early to get one of Juneau artist Pat Race’s ‘I voted’ stickers

Early voting began Monday at locations across the state. This year, Alaskans will get an extra prize for voting early: one of Juneau artist Pat Race’s custom-designed stickers. Listen now

Division of Elections says absentee ballots cast for Walker are final

The Alaska Division of Elections has received several thousand absentee ballots for the Nov. 6 general election. Those voters would not have known that incumbent Gov. Bill Walker was ending his re-election campaign. Listen now

Cruise season ends as industry looks to see even more visitors next year

With the departure of the Westerdam and the Norwegian Pearl, Juneau’s 2018 cruise season has come to an end. Some in the local tour industry are already concerned about the growing number of visitors each year. Listen now

Governor declares emergency for Alaska Native languages

Gov. Walker’s order directs the state to use traditional place names on state signs and to promote indigenous languages in public education. Listen now

UA regents to meet in Juneau this week

The meeting agenda includes updates on the university’s compliance with federal requirements for handling sexual discrimination, harassment and assault. It also includes progress on Strategic Pathways, the university’s comprehensive cost-cutting plan now in its third and final phase.