Jacob Resneck, CoastAlaska - Juneau

Jacob Resneck, CoastAlaska - Juneau
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Jacob Resneck is the regional director with CoastAlaska in Juneau.

Attorneys sparred over the constitutionality of Juneau’s head tax levied on cruise ship passengers. The oral arguments in federal court could be a prelude of things to come as the lawsuit heads toward trial. Listen now

Alaska’s treaty delegation is putting a brave face on a cut to Alaska’s share of cross-boundary salmon. The Pacific Salmon Treaty allocates salmon stocks between the U.S. and Canada. Listen now

Alaska regulators have sent nine air quality violation notices for cruise ships in Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway, Haines and Seward. That’s as more than 134 people have called the state’s hotline to report cruise ship air pollution. Listen now

The state’s sole remaining fast ferry made its last run of the season between Skagway and Juneau. After 14 years there’s uncertainty whether the M/V Fairweather will ever return to Southeast. Listen now

U.S. and Canadian delegations reached a tentative deal over Pacific salmon last month. But the treaty’s 10-year annex still needs to be signed by both countries. Listen now

The Trump administration is promoting aquaculture in federal waters to ease the nation’s seafood trade deficit. But Alaska wants assurances the state’s ban on offshore fish farming will be respected. Listen now

A bar in Juneau claims it has a pistol that belonged to one of history's most notorious gunslingers. But does the story check out? Listen now

Alaska Electric Light & Power said political pressures in Ontario won’t affect the acquisition of its parent company Avista by Hydro One of Toronto. But market analysts warn of new uncertainty over the $5.3 billion deal. Listen now

Since mid-June, heavy machinery has been clearing about 20 acres leased by Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Association of Alaska. The tribe has only given clues about its plans for the Douglas Island property. Listen now

Alaska tribes’ are in legal limbo after the Interior Department said it was suspending accepting lands into federal trust pending a fresh legal review,. Many tribes in Alaska have long sought trust status for land that exempts it from state and local jurisdictions. Listen now

The settlement goes to the family of a fourth-grader partially blinded by a soccer ball in PE class. It’s by far the largest cash payout by the City and Borough of Juneau in recent years. Listen now

A power failure aboard the LeConte kept the doors from opening and passengers couldn’t disembark in Angoon. During that time, they were fed the galley’s melting ice cream, a fatal dog fight ensued and a seafood dinner donated by a local lodge ended up uneaten in the ship’s freezer. Listen now

There’s been another norovirus outbreak on a cruise ship docking in Juneau. Health and tourist officials say next time they’d appreciate a courtesy call before the an infected ship arrives. Listen now

Alaska’s largest professional playhouse is expected to recover from a financial crisis. The leadership of Perseverance Theatre in Douglas says a major rescue package from donors and reorganization is in the works. Listen now

The Janus v. AFSCME decision by the U.S. Supreme Court denies public sector unions from forcing workers to pay dues. The 5-4 ruling could affect about 10 percent of Alaska’s workforce. Listen now

At least 73 people have reportedly fallen ill aboard the Zaandam following an outbreak of norovirus on the Holland America cruise ship. It’s the second reported outbreak of norovirus this year on a cruise ship in Alaska. Listen now

A survivor of a BIA boarding school for Alaska Natives says the separation of children at the border is reminiscent of her own experiences. The context is different: but the traumatic effects are arguably similar. Listen now

Electricity rates in Juneau are coming down by 6.73 percent. That’s because of a tax windfall realized by Alaska Electric Light & Power whose rates are regulated by the state. Listen now

Wild salmon are meticulously trapped and tagged by U.S. and Canadian researchers on both sides of the border as part of the Pacific Salmon Treaty. The data helps gauge marine survival rates of salmon after they leave fresh water. Listen now

The 105-year-old Juneau Empire has been sold to a Canadian newspaper chain just six months after its longtime owner offloaded some of its Alaska holdings to GateHouse Media. Listen now