Jeremy Hsieh, KTOO - Juneau

Jeremy Hsieh, KTOO - Juneau
Jeremy Hsieh is the news director at KTOO and 360 North in Juneau. He’s a podcast fiend who has worked in journalism since high school as a reporter, editor and television producer. He’s run Gavel Alaska for 360 North since 2011, and is big on using social media to summarize, unpack and demystify state politics and policymaking. Jeremy is an East Coast transplant who moved to Juneau in 2008. He’s into sleeping late, rock climbing, ultimate frisbee, video games and eating tasty things.

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

On Thursday, Dec. 15, citing the state’s multi-billion dollar financial crisis, Gov. Bill Walker announced that the state is no longer backing construction of the Juneau Access Improvements Project. 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

Jody Avirgan, a podcast host for the political analysis website FiveThirtyEight, is vacationing in Juneau this week – but it went awry Wednesday night.

Juneau singer-songwriter Marian Call has gone internet-famous again, this time with the Twitter hashtag #FirstSevenJobs.

As an openly gay man who doesn't identify with any religion, you’d think Matt Magnusson would have a minefield of identity politics to navigate working for Catholic Community Service. Download Audio

An Elfin Cove woman is dead after a small boat struck a piling near the community late Wednesday night.