Jeremy Hsieh, KTOO - Juneau
The Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska on Tuesday formally added itself to the chorus of critics of Alaska lawmaker David Eastman.
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
The National Weather Service has Juneau under a high wind warning, with gusts expected up to 80 mph through Sunday afternoon. Listen now
An avalanche came down Mt. Juneau yesterday. Juneau’s Emergency Programs Director Tom Mattice said there have been no reports of missing people, injuries or property damage. Listen Now
Proposals to spend Juneau’s cruise ship passenger fees are due January 2, and so far, the city hasn’t received many pitches. Listen Now
Alaska’s three Electoral College members have cast their ballots for Donald Trump and Mike Pence for president and vice president of United States of America. Listen Now
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center officials warn people winter after winter about the perils of walking across the lake ice. On Sunday, that warning hit home when one Juneau man fell into the frigid water looking out for an adventurous grandmother standing on thin ice. Listen Now
Juneau’s animal control officials want mandatory microchipping of pets they deem “potentially dangerous or dangerous,” and the Juneau Assembly is considering an ordinance with the microchipping requirement at the committee level on Monday. Listen Now
Bartlett Regional Hospital announced Thursday that at registration, its patients will now be asked for their gender identity. Patients will also be notified that they are protected against sex discrimination. Listen Now
Juneau’s first legal retail marijuana sales could begin by month’s end. Listen Now
The Juneau Police Department plans to outfit 40 of its officers with body cameras to improve evidence gathering, transparency and accountability. Listen Now
Juneau police found an explosive inside an impounded car being prepared for auction. Listen Now
Alaska State Troopers have identified the hunting guide involved in Thursday’s Admiralty Island bear mauling as 63-year-old LaVern Beier of Juneau. Listen Now
Authorities in North Dakota are sending officers from across the state to the site of a protest about an oil pipeline in anticipation of a court ruling on the issue. Violence broke out at the protest site on Saturday. Democracy Now reports protesters were attacked by private security forces with dogs and pepper spray. The Standing Rock Sioux asked a US District Court to temporarily stop construction on the Dakota Access pipeline. A ruling is expected on Friday.
As a cost-saving measure, 22 legislative information offices around the state are shuttered starting this Friday afternoon. Listen now
Alaska State Troopers are reporting the presence of high levels of fentanyl in what was suspected heroin seized in Quinhagak.
Juneau’s unexpectedly high student count for the new school year is a big deal for local education officials, but it’s also a good indicator for how the local economy is doing.
The Juneau Empire is reporting that Rep. Cathy Muñoz, a Republican from Juneau’s Mendenhall Valley, has written judicial sentencing authorities seeking leniency for convicted offenders in a case of child sexual assault and a case of child endangerment related to sexual abuse of a child. Listen now