Yvonne Krumrey, KTOO - Juneau
La Quen Náay Liz Medicine Crow pointed to the history of Alaska Native youth being sent out of state to boarding schools and to punitive asylums in the Lower 48.
With only around 1,000 hotel rooms, the city proposed a creative solution: Incentivizing Juneau residents to go on vacation and rent their homes to athletes for a week.
After two summers of little to no business, Juneau’s tourist shops, tour operators and other local businesses are eager for visitors.
The Norwegian Bliss can accommodate 4,000 passengers, but it’s unknown how many people will actually be on board.
A growing number of short-term rentals could be making it more challenging for people looking for a place to live in Juneau.
There are nearly 30,000 Filipinos in Alaska — close to the population of Juneau. And a number of them can vote in this upcoming election.
The group’s moderators are people who've lost loved ones themselves. Their work with the group means they’ve had to make tough choices while processing their own losses.
Those who worked on the show say that representation of Filipino Alaskans will allow more kids to see themselves and their lives on TV.
With just a day’s notice, dozens of Juneau residents gathered on Saturday afternoon in support of Ukraine.
In his book “Black History in the Last Frontier,” historian Ian Hartman outlines how racial segregation looked in Alaska compared to the rest of the country.