Jeremy Hsieh, KTOO - Juneau
Theodolites, semaphore, trigonometry and some “Big Lebowski” references — everything you wanted to know about the peace sign and a few things you didn’t.
Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority CEO Mike Abbott fielded questions from lawmakers during a Senate Finance Committee in Juneau Thursday.
The Alaska Supreme Court is meeting in Anchorage this morning to hear arguments in Kathryn Dodge’s case against state election officials and her election opponent.
New research shows higher cavity procedure rates among Juneau children on Medicaid compared to when the city fluoridated its tap water.
A former Juneau lawmaker didn’t pay $18,000 in fines for probable ethics violations. And the committee that sought the fines is OK with that.
The deadline to legally contest the outcome of the pivotal House District 1 election is Wednesday. Republican Bart LeBon leads Democrat Kathryn Dodge by one vote.
A company spokesman said this is the first bear-related injury the mine’s had since opening in 1989. Listen now
The grant will cover replacing a hangar built in 1966 that was later repurposed to store sand and chemicals. The project is expected to have significant impact on the local economy. Listen now
A governor’s spokesman said Walker’s no-build policy on the road isn’t shifting. Previously, state plans called for extending Glacier Highway in Juneau about 48 miles north. Listen now
Avrum Gross died in May 2018. The East Coast Democrat and lawyer was an unlikely ally of Republican Gov. Jay Hammond. He served as Alaska’s attorney general during the permanent fund’s seminal years. Listen now
The fire doesn’t pose a significant threat, but it is unusually large for the rainforest and Southeast Alaska.
The Alaska Native corporation’s leadership says 2017 was a milestone year financially, and that it validated the realignment of its business portfolio with its shareholders’ traditional values. Listen now
Wildlife biologist Ryan Scott thinks the wolf just happened to kill a deer near the trail and was protecting its kill. He doesn’t think there’s any public safety or pet safety issue out of the ordinary. Listen now
The House has been voting down the minority caucus Republicans’ budget amendments. Minority leader Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage, says it’s still worthwhile to have the conversation.
The sign-up pace for health insurance on the federal exchange is almost 50 percent faster than last year — but the open enrollment period is half as long.
The TSA, specifically addressing Southeast travelers, says to arrive 90 minutes early for flights. Listen now
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has called the Alaska Legislature back for a second special session to begin at 1 p.m. today, after lawmakers failed to pass an operating budget.
Greg Fitch, founder of the Juneau-based Mental Health Consumer Action Network, has filed to run for Republican Don Young’s seat in Congress.