Jeremy Hsieh, KTOO - Juneau

Jeremy Hsieh, KTOO - Juneau
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Jeremy Hsieh is the deputy managing editor of the KTOO newsroom in Juneau. He’s a podcast fiend who’s worked in journalism since high school as a reporter, editor and television producer. He ran Gavel Alaska for 360 North from 2011 to 2016, and is big on experimenting with novel tools and mediums (including the occasional animated gif) to tell stories and demystify the news. Jeremy’s an East Coast transplant who moved to Juneau in 2008.

Applications flood in for Juneau small business loans in first 24 hours

Small businesses could be eligible for up to $50,000

Port of Seattle suspends cruise ship season “until the resolution of the public health emergency.”

The Port of Seattle made a decision to suspend its cruise ship season earlier this week, but cruise ships were already banned from sailing after Canada shut its ports earlier this month.

How well does hunkering down work? Time will tell.

Alaska’s chief medical officer and an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say more evidence is coming that will inform policymakers’ public health mandates.

City officials mandate many travelers to Juneau quarantine themselves for 14 days

Beginning Monday, many travelers coming to Juneau will be mandated to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Alaska’s cruise towns expected a record season, now tourism workers are reeling

For cruise towns like Juneau, where the visitor industry has been the biggest private sector employer, the impacts of the coronavirus cruise shutdown are huge.

Amid coronavirus fears, who decides if a cruise ship can come or not?

Alaska’s cruise ship season begins in April, and that’s making a lot of people anxious in port towns that have, so far, been untouched by the COVID-19 virus.

Here’s how Alaska is preparing for the Wuhan coronavirus

State epidemiologists are alerting the public and health care workers about what to watch for with the coronavirus.

The state of Alaska sued itself. Was it worth it?

The lawyers and judges all agreed the state must pay the travel bill. So whatever the outcome of this case, the effect on the state of Alaska’s bottom line was the same. Except now, there’s lawyers’ fees, too.

Why some Alaskans 👍🏽, ❤️ and ✊ over new Juneau bathroom signs

The new signage is a nod to Juneau's indigenous people and culture; part of a string of similar public gestures, big and small.

‘What-ifs’ linger for parents of Juneau girl who died in alcohol-related crash

Parents Cecelia Williams and Christina Vazquez reflected on their daughter’s life, and the turn it took in the year or so leading up to the crash.

Sealaska Heritage to release collection of lullabies, children’s book, in three Alaska Native languages

“Cradle Songs of Southeast Alaska” features lullabies in the languages of three Southeast Alaska Indigenous groups.

Where does Juneau’s cruise ship head tax money go?

City and Borough of Juneau collects enough in the five-month cruise ship season from passengers to pay each permanent resident over $700. It doesn’t. So where does it all go?

Q&A: Ex-Skid Row rocker Johnny Solinger to auction off star-studded guitar for Alaska vets

Huna Totem Corp. brought a Las Vegas rock and roll show to Juneau last month, and Alaska left quite an impression on one of the performers. Johnny Solinger poses with...

Renewable Juneau invests carbon offset funds in free heat pumps in local homes

Applicants to a carbon offset program in Juneau hope to replace older home heating systems with an efficient, zero-emission system.

Norwegian Cruise Line execs confirm they want to build new Juneau cruise ship berth

A new berth would create openings for other ships at the city-owned berths Norwegian currently uses.

Sealaska Heritage secures federal grant for downtown arts campus

The cultural nonprofit hopes to break ground on the project in June 2020.

Ferry workers’ strike chokes supply chain to Gustavus

ToshCo is flying milk and eggs into the town of about 450 people as an emergency measure, which will roughly double their retail prices.

Gov. Dunleavy unveils line item vetoes and signs operating budget

Gov. Mike Dunleavy unveiled line-item vetoes the administration says amounts to another $391 million in cuts beyond the Legislature’s budget.

AK: Juneau beach yields gold to dedicated dredgers

In Juneau, a particular type of recreational mining has been picking up at a special beach in recent years. Mining histories identify the sand there as the century-old tailings of the Alaska-Gastineau Mining Company.

Workplace anti-discrimination agency sues Costco’s free sample company, alleges ADA violations in Juneau

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleges Club Demonstration Services denied a Juneau employee extra bathroom breaks to accommodate her medical condition in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.