Jeremy Hsieh, KTOO - Juneau

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Jeremy Hsieh is the deputy managing editor of the KTOO newsroom in Juneau. He’s a podcast fiend who’s worked in journalism since high school as a reporter, editor and television producer. He ran Gavel Alaska for 360 North from 2011 to 2016, and is big on experimenting with novel tools and mediums (including the occasional animated gif) to tell stories and demystify the news. Jeremy’s an East Coast transplant who moved to Juneau in 2008.
a docked cruise ship in Juneau Alaska

New agreement between Juneau and cruise industry marks big shift from past lawsuit

It’s a huge shift from the adversarial relationship that came to a head in 2016 when CLIA Alaska sued the city over its collection and use of cruise passenger taxes.

Ironman Alaska athletes likely spent millions while they were in Juneau

Ironman Alaska finishers Richard Secretaria and Joseph Paray figure that, between themselves and their significant others, they spent around $8,000 on their trip.
boats in the Gastineau Channel

Juneau police identify man who went missing off cruise ship

Juneau Police Lt. Krag Campbell says that for now, the incident is being treated like a missing person case.

Alaska’s first Ironman triathlon is held in Juneau

Locals volunteered, loaned out their own personal bikes, opened up their homes to house athletes and even offered free car rides around town.
a sign on a building says airbnb

Affordable housing concerns prompt Juneau Assembly to take stock of short-term rental market

City officials are concerned Airbnb and Vrbo listings may be eating into Juneau’s already very limited housing stock.
many bikes on a rack outside

Ironman Alaska athletes are scrambling to get their bikes to Juneau

Suzanne Rinehart, from the Chicago area, decided to cancel her whole trip after trying to find a way to ship her bike to Juneau.

The CDC has ended its COVID-19 program for cruise ships

All of the major cruise lines had voluntarily enrolled in the program. They agreed to report to the CDC daily counts of confirmed or suspected cases aboard each of their ships operating in U.S. waters, and to follow CDC protocols for reducing the risk of transmission and managing outbreaks on board. 

Friends and colleagues remember Dennis Egan: ‘the best curmudgeon around’

Dennis Egan was well-known and well-liked for his fairness, gruff voice and mischievous personality.
The side of a large cruise ship, with passengers visible on balconies and walkways.

Travelers say staff shortages and COVID-19 outbreaks are spoiling their Alaska cruises

Experienced cruisers want the public to know that lots of passengers are getting infected, and they’re left in the dark about outbreaks on board.
a cruise ship docked by water

Body of missing swimmer found in Skagway

Alaska State Troopers say a man from Miami died in Skagway after going for a swim Friday afternoon in front of a docked cruise ship. Troopers identified the man as 32-year-old William Anthony Rodriguez. They...
Passengers leaving a cruise ship

Cruise ships report a lot of COVID data to the authorities, but very little of the information is public

Most cruise ships participating in the CDC's COVID cruise ship program are in the orange category. That could mean a handful of people are sick, or hundreds.
a plane

Delta is resuming year-round service to Juneau (again)

Delta’s booking site shows flights will continue after Labor Day with a somewhat smaller, lower capacity Airbus plane.
A woman stands at a podium

Ketanji Brown Jackson will not headline Alaska lawyers’ convention

Jackson had committed back in December to headline the bar association’s annual convention.
People wait in line for a gondola

Shipping a gondola system from Austria to Juneau will cost more than double the initial estimate

On Wednesday, the Juneau Assembly narrowly approved spending an extra $500,000 to bring the gondola to Juneau.

Juneau’s anti-war message to Vladivostok is stuck in delivery limbo

Juneau’s elected officials have an anti-war message for sister city Vladivostok. But figuring out how to deliver it is its own challenge.
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson speaking from behind a lectern

US Supreme Court nominee could be keynote speaker at Alaska lawyers’ convention

Before her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson committed to headline the Alaska Bar Association’s annual convention. 
A cat looks out the window

A man threatened to kill himself. Juneau police shot at him, and hit two nearby homes instead.

State and local authorities say they're investigating the shooting.
A white woman in a pink coat speaks with a microphone

Watch: Sen. Lisa Murkowski addresses Alaska Legislature at 11 a.m. Tuesday

Lisa Murkowski is Alaska’s senior senator, serving since late 2002. She typically takes questions from state lawmakers on the floor after her address.
EV charging stations outside a Fred Meyer in the snow. A raven perches on a stop sign in the background.

Alaska electric utilities are proposing new rates for fast charging stations for electric cars

In the Alaska community with one of the highest electric vehicle ownership rates in the country, there are just four publicly available fast charging stations.
A man in a suit walks down a hallway.

WATCH: Gov. Dunleavy set to deliver State of the State address

Our partners at KTOO are streaming the State of the State address live at 7 p.m.