Jacob Resneck, KTOO - Juneau

Jacob Resneck, KTOO - Juneau
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Jacob Resneck is a reporter at KTOO in Juneau.

Hydro One had requested the Regulatory Commission of Alaska waive the requirement that the Canadian company obtain an Alaska business license. The RCA refused,restaring the process from scratch. Listen now

Bear baiting on federal lands in Southeast may be allowed next year if a proposal by a regional subsistence advisory council is approved. The council also recommended ending a requirement that traps be marked with identifying numbers. Listen now

The Southeast Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council has recommended increasing the wolf harvest quota to 30 percent of the population on Prince of Wales Island. Its action runs contrary to advice from Alaska Department Fish and Game, conservationists and the council’s own staff. Listen now

A federal lawsuit brought by the cruise ship industry against the City and Borough of Juneau says its passenger head tax is unconstitutional. If the industry prevails it could impact the statewide passenger fee. Listen now

The City and Borough of Juneau is pushing forward with plans for an emergency warming shelter that would open its doors to the homeless when temperatures drop below freezing. Listen now

Indian Point, a former Tlingit village site on Auke Bay, may be ceded to a nonprofit dedicated to Aak’w Kwáan heritage. Listen now

A federal court upheld a rule limiting road construction and logging on about 50 million acres of national forestland nationwide. Listen now

Juneau’s Housing First project is opening its doors this week to the first eight residents. The $8.3 million Lemon Creek complex will soon house 32 of the community’s most vulnerable residents. Listen now

A local mine executive urged the Juneau Assembly to reconsider a resolution urging federal action on transboundary mining, and the Assembly did on Monday night. Listen now

The Alaska Supreme Court affirmed that Alaska Native tribes have sovereign immunity from state courts in a decision released Friday.

Some of Alaska’s oldest newspapers are being digitized and posted online as part of a national project to provide free public access to historic periodicals. Listen now

A retreating glacier is exposing virgin territory about 20 miles north of Juneau. Mining claims around the Herbert Glacier has a Canadian prospecting company excited and environmentalists concerned. Listen now

A crosswalk in a downtown Juneau neighborhood is constantly being painted over in rainbow colors. Depending on who you ask, It’s either an expression of creativity or simple vandalism. Listen now

Residents in a homeless encampment in Juneau are facing a new deadline to vacate a downtown property. Listen now

The Juneau Empire, Peninsula Clarion in Kenai and weekly Homer News are among 11 papers being sold by Morris Communications to GateHouse Media for a reported $120 million. Listen now

A statue of the U.S. statesman behind Alaska’s 1867 purchase from Russia now stands in front of Alaska’s Capitol building. Listen now

A 62-year-old Juneau woman has received one of the nation’s top awards recognizing traditional folk art. Listen now

Coast Guard Lt. Joey Schlosser looked out his kitchen window to see a man on a raft with a dog trying to paddle Gastineau Channel. After being rescued by the Coast Guard, Brandt Smith explained to KTOO what he was trying to accomplish. Listen now

A tent city sprang up in Alaska's capital city this spring. Juneau is struggling with a ballooning homeless population and so far efforts to crack down have just moved the problem around. KTOO's Jacob Resneck reports.

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said she’s skeptical President Donald Trump will be able to negotiate a better deal after pulling the U.S. out of the 195-nation Paris climate agreement. Listen now