Clarise Larson, KTOO - Juneau

Clarise Larson, KTOO - Juneau
two parked police cars

Juneau man dies in Seattle hospital after a city-owned truck struck him

The 38-year-old man was lying in the drive-through lane of a Mendenhall Valley business when he was struck.
a toddler

Toddlers strut their Southeast Alaska regalia at Celebration

This year, nearly 30 toddlers participated, all between the ages of around 2 and 5.
a group of people drum and sing in the street for a celebration

Hundreds of Indigenous dancers fill the streets in Juneau to kick off Celebration

The four-day festival attracts thousands of Indigenous people from across Southeast Alaska.
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Juneau’s hospital hears from the community as budget crisis threatens service cuts

Some residents say there could be damaging consequences for the community if the services are lost.
a group of people talk at a meeting

Juneau’s hospital is bleeding cash. City leaders are considering cutting services to stop it.

“We’re left with very stark choices about how we want to move forward,” said Max Mertz, the hospital board’s finance committee chair.
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Eaglecrest Ski Area general manager resigns at board’s request

Dave Scanlan will step down from his role on June 3.
a harbor fire

Multi-boat fire at Juneau’s Douglas Harbor causes $500K in damages

Capital City Fire/Rescue Assistant Chief Dan Jager says the cause of the fire is still being investigated.
Andi Story

Bill adding more Indigenous languages to Alaska’s official list heads to governor

The bill sponsored by Juneau Rep. Andi Story would add Cup’ig, Middle Tanana, Lower Tanana and Wetał to the list.
a cruise ship

Man arrested in Juneau stabbed multiple people on cruise ship, FBI says

Ntando Sogoni was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, after he allegedly attacked five people aboard the Norwegian Encore.

Ravenstail weaving comes to life at historic Juneau event

The event showcased the largest collection of new Ravenstail weaving in decades.

Ambitious 20-year plan for downtown Juneau heads to Assembly

Blueprint Downtown is an effort to lay the foundation for downtown Juneau’s future.
a school

Juneau seeks proposals to fill space in closing schools

City Manager Katie Koester said the buildings could be used for child care, housing or anything else that might benefit the community.
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Tlingit and Haida unveils plans for new education campus in Juneau

The proposed campus is expected to take years of fundraising and construction, It would serve students from early childhood into college.

Juneau advocates seek Saturday ban on large cruise ships next season

Karla Hart says Juneau residents deserve one day a week when they can visit local businesses and attractions free of summer tourists.

Cruise ship season begins in Juneau

The first ship of the year — the Norwegian Bliss — arrived early Tuesday morning.
a cruise ship

Juneau had a record-breaking cruise season last year. This year should be about the same.

With the capital's first cruise ship arriving Tuesday, Juneau’s tourism manager says things should “run a lot more smoothly” this year.
a campground

Juneau Assembly sticks with plan to relocate city-run homeless camp

The new planned site, near the city's indoor cold weather shelter, has faced pushback from business owners in the area who fear higher crime.
a cruise ship

City and cruise lines agree to conceptual cruise visitor limits in Juneau

City Tourism Manager Alix Pierce says the agreement is still far from final. If approved, the limits would go into effect during the 2026 season.
a hospital

Juneau’s hospital gets $4M from feds to improve emergency department

The project will expand and renovate the south side of Bartlett Regional Hospital's emergency department with ventilation and electrical upgrades.

Congress bought a stopgap icebreaker for the Arctic, but its $1.2 trillion bill has no money to build a new one

The bill has $125 million to buy a ship that Shell used in its ill-fated Arctic drilling venture. The Coast Guard plans to base it in Juneau.