Zoe Grueskin, KTOO - Juneau

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How Alaska schools can help students dealing with trauma

In January, the state put out a new resource designed to help schools support students who have experienced trauma. It contains 11 chapters full of stories and best practices, created with input from over 200 teachers, counselors and community members across the state.

Southeast students explore careers to meet Alaska’s behavioral health needs

Alaska has a shortage of health care workers, especially in rural areas. Students from around Southeast came to Juneau to explore careers in behavioral health, a field that covers mental health and substance abuse.

Murkowski reintroduces bill to prevent violence against Indigenous women and girls

Sen. Lisa Murkowski has reintroduced Savanna’s Act, which would improve data collection on missing and murdered Native women and require federal agencies to consult with tribes.

Amid uncertainty, Juneau schools still supporting families hurt by shutdown

During the shutdown, the Juneau School District saw an increase in families applying for free or reduced-price school meals.

Online ‘trolls’ spark support for Juneau’s furloughed federal workers

Despite assumptions from the outside, the longest government shutdown in U.S. history isn’t a vacation. Many federal workers are having a hard time paying bills.

Juneau food bank opens doors to federal workers during shutdown

The Southeast Alaska Food Bank plans to open its doors to federal workers every Monday until the government is reopened.

Alaska officials call on court to uphold Indian Child Welfare Act

Alaska’s attorney general and two of the state’s congressional lawmakers are calling on a federal appeals court to uphold the Indian Child Welfare Act. A U.S. district court judge struck the law down in October.

What’s in a name? After student push, Juneau-Douglas High School adds Tlingit name: Yadaa.at Kalé

The Juneau School Board voted unanimously to accept the gift of a Tlingit name for Juneau-Douglas High School. Yadaa.at Kalé is a name given to Mt. Juneau, meaning “beautifully adorned face.”

How Juneau grocers are helping families during winter break

Nearly 500 students across the Juneau School District went home Thursday with bags full of food for winter break. All the food was donated, packed up and delivered by local grocery stores.

Alaska Airlines workers rally again for higher wages, job security

Disappointed by the last round of union negotiations, airline workers again rallied at airports across the west coast, including Juneau International Airport.

Dunleavy retains Michael Johnson as education commissioner

Unlike other members of the cabinet, the education commissioner is not directly appointed by the governor. Instead, the choice is made by the Alaska Board of Education. The governor confirms the board’s pick.

Reconnecting with roots at Alaska Native languages summit

The three-day language summit brought together nearly 80 speakers of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian languages: Lingít, X̱aad Kíl and Sm’algyax.

Voting materials available in Alaska Native languages, Spanish, Tagalog

Alaska has a federal mandate to provide language assistance to voters who need it. This year, full ballot translations are available in 10 languages, including eight Alaska Native languages and dialects. Listen now

Seabirds washing up dead in Western Alaska; scientists investigating

Seabirds have once again been found washed up on beaches in Western Alaska. Listen now

Cleanup continues for fuel spills in Savoonga and Nome

An unknown volume of diesel fuel has spilled in Savoonga. Listen now

Nic Petit first to Ambler in Kobuk 440

Iditarod runner-up Nicolas Petit leads this year's Kobuk 440. He was first into the Ambler checkpoint this morning. Listen now

16 teams depart Kobuk 440 start in Kotzebue

Sixteen dog teams took off from Kotzebue this afternoon at the start of the 2018 Kobuk 440. Listen now

Scientists listen for mammals, ships in a changing Bering Sea

Record low levels of ice have changed how the Bering Sea looks throughout the year. Now, scientists want to know if that will also change how the sea sounds. Listen now

Nome deep-draft port back on the table

More than two years since it shelved the project, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will take a new look at a deep-draft port in Nome. Listen now

Yukon Quest: Allen Moore maintains lead at Eagle

Allen Moore is the first musher to reach Eagle checkpoint. He checked in with a full team of dogs at 11:10 this morning. The two-time Quest champion has maintained first position in the international sled dog race since the wee hours of Sunday morning. Listen now