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.

What does this Juneau “poop pumping” sign even mean?

The answer involves heavy duty bags and helicopters.
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Juneau Assembly considers systemic racism review committee

The assemblymember who introduced the ordinance says he envisions a panel of experts in social justice.

No cruise ship of tourists, no tourism, right? Not quite.

While it's scaled down, business owners are still finding tourists to serve - just not the same hoards of cruise ship passengers.

Why Alaska’s COVID-19 airport screening lines might be skipped or unstaffed

A nurse consultant with the Division of Public Health says that testers will often leave their posts if there are no out-of-state flights scheduled to arrive.

Sealaska Heritage honors longtime Juneau photographer Brian Wallace

Sealaska Heritage Institute gave Brian Wallace a heads up the other day to make sure he was watching the television coverage of Celebration.

To ease shortage, Juneau Assembly poised to commit $1M to child care providers

The city is planning to give a subsidy worth half of what childcare providers would get if they were at capacity, up to $500 per month.

Byron Mallott: ‘My friend, we also have lived life fully, made a few contributions’

Mallott is best known to the public for his role as Lieutenant Governor, but he has had profound influence on the state through his decades of work with the Permanent Fund Corporation and his instrumental role in negotiating a revenue-sharing piece of the 1971 ANCSA legislation.

Juneau Airport Board may leave millions of dollars of CARES Act funding unspent

The Juneau Airport Board’s decision last Thursday to put its share of CARES Act funding into operations, and nothing for big-ticket capital construction, means Juneau may be forgoing millions of dollars.

The coronavirus pandemic is shifting Alaska’s telehealth expansion into overdrive

Telehealth had been steadily expanding in Alaska for years, but fewer regulations during the coronavirus have allowed it to boom.

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.