Jacob Resneck, CoastAlaska - Juneau

Jacob Resneck, CoastAlaska - Juneau
Jacob Resneck is CoastAlaska's regional news director in Juneau.

Roadless advocates pack Tongass hearing

Gov. Walker’s advisory panel is looking at where roads could be built inside the Tongass National Forest. But more than two dozen people testified at a hearing in Juneau against the idea. Listen now

Gov. Walker’s ‘roadless rule’ panel takes shape

Timber, fishing and mining interests have been tapped by Gov. Walker for an advisory panel over development in the Tongass National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service is eyeing an Alaska-specific rule that could relax road building and logging restrictions. Listen now

Mount Polley engineers face disciplinary hearings

Engineers at the Canadian mine that discharged millions of cubic yards of tailings stand accused of negligence by their professional peers. The copper-gold mine waste discharged into salmon-producing rivers that are important to Alaska fisheries. Listen now

Juneau’s cruise passenger fee lawsuit heads toward trial

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 salmon negotiators accept fewer ‘treaty fish’

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

Cruise ship air quality violations spike in Alaska

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

Southeast bids adieu to fast ferry Fairweather

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

US and Canadian negotiators reach tentative deal over Pacific salmon

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

Alaska wary of federal push for marine aquaculture

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

AK: Did Wyatt Earp really lose his pistol in Juneau?

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

After Hydro One leaders resign, Avista reassures regulators about merger

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

Tlingit & Haida tight-lipped about project near Eaglecrest

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

Trump administration puts brakes on Indian Country in Alaska

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

Judge OKs city’s $275,000 payout to Juneau family

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

Melted ice cream and uneaten crab: misery aboard the ferry LeConte

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

Norovirus on a cruise ship? Juneau would like a call.

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

After weathering cash crisis, Perseverance Theatre expected to live up to its namesake

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

Alaska unions defiant in wake of punishing Supreme Court decision

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

Holland America cruise in Alaska hit by norovirus

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

In Alaska, family separations evoke past trauma

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