Jacob Resneck, CoastAlaska - Juneau

Jacob Resneck is the regional director with CoastAlaska in Juneau.

Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority moves to clear Juneau homeless camp

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

Juneau Empire, Peninsula Clarion, Homer News sold to GateHouse Media

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

Seward statue unveiled in front of Alaska Capitol

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

Chilkat weaver receives national folk art honor

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

Paddler sought life off the beaten path, respite from ‘paying to live’

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

AK: Juneau city manager: ‘People genuinely don’t have somewhere to go’

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.

Murkowski talks climate change, health care during Juneau visit

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

Brown bear shot on Douglas Island — the first documented kill in decades

A homeowner shot and killed a brown bear on Douglas Island last week. It’s the first brown bear documented on the island in more than 40 years. Listen now

NTSB investigating helicopter crash on Herbert Glacier

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating how and why a Juneau-bound helicopter ferrying tourists crashed during a glacier excursion. Listen now

Juneau’s homeless population prefers Marine Park over Thane campground

Juneau’s controversial anti-camping ordinance has been in effect for more than a month. The result has been more people are sleeping in downtown’s Marine Park. Now the city is looking to empty the park of overnight campers. Listen now

Funding for pro-road group approved by Juneau Assembly

At a budget belt-tightening meeting Wednesday, the Juneau Assembly teed up $20,000 for a pro-road group that’s backing the Juneau Access Project. Listen now

Return to sender: Juneau pot business blocked from mailing tax payments

Alaska tax officials have set up a system to tax licensed marijuana businesses. Due to Alaska’s geography actually getting the revenue to the state isn’t always easy. Listen now

Central Council working to put Juneau parcels into trust

Southeast Alaska’s largest tribal organization has applied to the federal government to put seven parcels in downtown Juneau into a federal trust. Listen now

Fire marshal: Youths confess to Twin Lakes playground fire

The two teenagers arrested for setting the Twin Lakes playground on fire Monday have confessed, and Juneau’s fire marshal has completed his investigation. Listen now

Juneau Soccer Club defrauded in online scam

An online fraud scheme has bilked the Juneau Soccer Club out of more than $13,700. Listen now

AK: Attacking avalanches before they strike

Most of Juneau's power is hydroelectric. Getting that power to the community requires transmission lines that traverse through miles of avalanche country. That's why Alaska Electric Light and Power Company hires helicopter crews to trigger slides to prevent destructive avalanches from knocking out the power. Listen now

High school student honored for Gold Creek rescue

A 14-year-old Juneau high school student was honored by the governor’s office today for rescuing a five-year-old boy he saw fall into a fast-running creek. Listen now

AK: The history of the water fluoride debate in Juneau

Earlier this year the Anchorage Assembly nixed a ballot initiative to cease fluoridating its water supply.Despite setbacks, activists there vow to keep the effort alive. Listen now

Juneau Assembly bans homeless from sleeping downtown

A divided Juneau Assembly passed a controversial anti-camping ordinance Feb. 13 to ban homeless people from sleeping near downtown businesses. Listen now

Juneau’s proposed ‘camping ban’ could affect HUD funding

An ordinance to ban the homeless from camping in the downtown core continues to generate controversy. Now there’s questions over whether a ban could affect the community’s access to federal housing dollars. Listen now