Quinton Chandler, KTOO - Juneau
The isolated neighborhood on the outskirts of Juneau woke to gunfire early Saturday morning when Juneau police shot a man they said didn’t comply with an officer’s instructions. The man is expected to survive.
Tenakee Springs is a small Southeast Alaska town on Chichagof Island about 46 miles southwest of Juneau. In 2015, the state reported it had about 140 residents. It also has a small student body that fluctuates from year to year. Frances Ziel said some families were already choosing to home-school before the closure. After the school shut down, she said the district wanted to support them. Listen Now
One out of every eight UAS students said they experienced some form of sexual misconduct or sexual assault between 2015 and 2016. That’s according to the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Listen Now
National Weather Service meteorologist Edward Liske said this season is the first-time Juneau has seen measurable snowfall before Fairbanks since about 1940. Listen Now
The Coast Guard reported a boat operator fell asleep Saturday morning and ran his vessel aground in Peril Strait.
The Southeast Alaska Food Bank celebrated an increased capacity during an open house Saturday. The new addition allows the food bank to give away even more food than before. Listen Now
Juneau School District is rethinking how hard it should make its classes. This is the fifth year of a six-year curriculum review in the district and students are being held to a higher standard.
Juneau teachers and administrators were the students on Saturday at a Sealaska Heritage Institute seminar intended to help them see the world from their pupils’ perspectives.
The University of Alaska is in the middle of a year-long review of its academic programs and administration. It’s called Strategic Pathways and is an attempt to save money and make the university system more efficient.
A Juneau organization that fights heroin abuse will take a quarter of the money raised during the city’s annual brew fest. Its participation raised the question: Is it appropriate for an anti-heroin group to take donations from a beer festival – especially considering Alaska’s high rates of alcoholism? LISTEN NOW
Governor Bill Walker won’t challenge a decision to reverse his veto of education spending. In late June, Walker vetoed $6.35 million previously allocated to a formula that funds schools based on their enrollment numbers.
The state’s Division of Juvenile Justice said the number of kids being sent their way is almost half what it was 10 years ago. Listen now
A handful of kids in Ketchikan could be transferred to Juneau’s Johnson Youth Center next month before a youth facility in Ketchikan closes. Rob Wood, director of the Division of Juvenile Justice said the incoming kids from Ketchikan shouldn’t overburden the Juneau facility.
This year, the Juneau School District is bucking a trend of declining enrollment. The district has counted more students than expected and higher enrollment could land it enough money to cover a $200,000 deficit.