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After mining exec weighs in, Juneau Assembly holds off on boundary mine resolution

A local mine executive urged the Juneau Assembly to reconsider a resolution urging federal action on transboundary mining, and the Assembly did on Monday night. The resolution would have urged the federal government to invoke a treaty to enforce protections for Alaska resources from upstream mines i

KTOO.ORG - 2017-09-19 08:02:58

Juneau's Housing First prepares to open its doors

Juneau's Housing First project is opening its doors this week to the first eight residents. The $8.3 million Lemon Creek complex will soon house 32 of the community's most vulnerable residents.https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/ktoo/2017/09/170920HOUSING.mp3 The 32 apartments in the Housing First bu

KTOO.ORG - 2017-09-20 03:12:21

Juneau police seek person of interest in early morning assault

The Juneau Police Department is looking for a 21-year-old Juneau man in connection with an assault and property damage in Lemon Creek early this morning. According to a news release, Wilson "Will" Woodrow Curtis-Collins is a person of interest after a reported disturbance about 12:40 a.m. today near

KTOO.ORG - 2017-09-19 21:45:12

Walker admin appoints climate adviser, promises new policy "soon"

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott file for re-election on Monday, August 21, 2017, at the Division of Elections in Juneau, Alaska. The two are filing as unaffiliated candidates - though Mallott maintains his personal affiliation with the Democratic party. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/

KTOO.ORG - 2017-09-20 01:42:41

Ferry Taku sold, will become floating hotel

The Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Taku is in storage at Ketchikan's Ward Cove. It's been sold to a Portland company that wants to turn it into a hotel. (Photo by Leila Kheiry/KRBD) The Alaska ferry Taku's next life will be as a floating hotel. Portland-based KeyMar LLC made the winning bid of $

KTOO.ORG - 2017-09-20 00:35:16

Tee Harbor neighbors decry brown bear killing

Neighbors criticized the recent killing of a brown bear attacking chickens and urged the Juneau Assembly to pen stronger rules requiring secured chicken coops. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/ktoo/2017/09/170919BEAR.mp3 An Alaska Wildlife Trooper fatally shot the 420-pound bear a week ago after t

KTOO.ORG - 2017-09-19 18:18:51

Trump to U.N.: North Korea's 'Rocket Man' Kim Jong Un on a suicide mission

President Donald Trump delivered a stern warning to North Korea and its outlaw nuclear program as he addressed the United Nations General Assembly today. "The United States has great strength and patience," Trump said. "But if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but t

KTOO.ORG - 2017-09-19 18:07:42

PFD announcement fanfare is gone, as dividends are cut in half

If the state budget didn't lower Alaska Permanent Fund dividends this year, they would have been among the highest in state history at more than $2,300. Instead, they will be $1,100, deposited or mailed on Oct. 5. The day that Permanent Fund dividends were announced used to be a celebration. By 2015

KTOO.ORG - 2017-09-19 02:56:38

Investigation continues into fatal downtown Juneau structure fire

Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighter climbs a truck ladder to the third floor as fire continues to burn at 526 Seward Street on Sept. 17, 2017. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO) Fire investigators say they've determined where the fire started Sunday morning in the house on Seward Street, but not the cause

KTOO.ORG - 2017-09-18 21:53:57

Two men pronounced dead after downtown fire

Two men died when a historic building in downtown Juneau caught fire early Sunday morning, according to a release from the Juneau Police Department. A man called 911 at 4:14 a.m. Sunday, reporting that his home at 526 N. Seward Street, next to the Terry Miller Legislative Building, was on fire. When

JUNEAU EMPIRE - 2017-09-17 21:24:38

Southeast leaders gather in Haines to chart ferries' fate

HAINES - They've come from Hoonah and Petersburg, Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, and more. On Tuesday, community, government and business leaders gathered at the fairgrounds here for a meeting that may shape the future of Alaska Marine Highway System. Southeast Conference is an organization of business,

JUNEAU EMPIRE - 2017-09-19 23:59:59

Watchdog group scrutinizes rough-weather training for new tanker escorts in Prince William Sound

Crowley Marine Services will be turning over its contract to provide oil tanker escorts and spill response and prevention in Prince William Sound next year to Louisiana-based Edison Chouest. (Photo by Eric Keto/APRN) Next year, a whole new fleet of tugboats and barges will arrive in Prince William S

KTOO.ORG - 2017-09-19 00:57:31

Wildfires pop up near Chisana and Tanana

Red Hill Fire continues to burn Saturday evening. The fire, estimated at 1 acre, is approximately 100 miles northeast of Glennallen and 1.8 miles northeast of Chisana. (Photo courtesy Luke Wassick/National Park Service) Recent warm, dry weather in the Interior has resulted in two late season wildfir

KTOO.ORG - 2017-09-19 00:49:19

Arctic nations tour microgrids, exchange green energy knowledge

A program is leading representatives of Arctic nations to Alaska, Canada, Iceland and Greenland to look at the microgrids in remote communities. The Arctic Remote Energy Network Academy, or ARENA, is in the middle of its pilot year and gives participants a look at innovative remote energy networks.

KTOO.ORG - 2017-09-18 21:00:45

Trump's DACA moves aren't shaking his most loyal supporters

Many conservatives pundits and lawmakers were incensed that President Donald Trump appeared to make a deal with Democrats to enshrine into law the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that shields many undocumented immigrants who were brought into the U.S. as children. To make matters wors

KTOO.ORG - 2017-09-18 20:00:20

At Katmai's Brooks Camp, tourists and bears mingle mostly carefree

Bears barely seem to notice the 40 people watching them from the Brooks Falls platform. (Photo by KDLG) Stepping off a float plane onto the beach at Brooks Camp can be disorienting. "Where are the falls? Where are all these bears? Do we just walk there now?" one wonders. The answers to these questio

KTOO.ORG - 2017-09-18 18:08:56

Cruise ship homicide defendant waives right to a speedy trial

The defendant in a federal case of a Utah man charged with killing his wife aboard a cruise ship has waived his right to speedy trial in court Monday. This pushes a potential trial in U.S. District Court back months. The United States District Court is located on the ninth floor of the federal build

KTOO.ORG - 2017-09-18 22:54:56

Amid opioid crisis, insurers restrict pricey, less addictive painkillers

At a time when the United States is in the grip of an opioid epidemic, many insurers are limiting access to pain medications that carry a lower risk of addiction or dependence, even as they provide comparatively easy access to generic opioid medications. The reason, experts say: Opioid drugs are gen

KTOO.ORG - 2017-09-18 03:28:17

UPDATE: One fatality reported in bus crash on Hwy 299

DOUGLAS CITY, Calif. - UPDATE 8:30 p.m.: The California Highway Patrol reports that one person has died as a result of their injuries from Tuesday night's crash on Highway 299. CHP also said traffic was slow-going around the crash site on Hwy 299 near the Moon Lim Lee Rest Area, but the highway was

KRCRTV.COM - 2017-09-20 03:33:38

Bus crash in Trinity County kills one, multiple injured

One person is dead and others injured after a bus in Trinity County crashed with vehicle near the Moon Lim Lee Rest Area in Douglas City around 6:30 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information Page. Two people were airlifted to Mercy Medical Center, and three other

RECORD SEARCHLIGHT - 2017-09-20 03:21:55