Katie Anastas, KTOO - Juneau

Katie Anastas, KTOO - Juneau
two kids hold signs that call for more education funding

Alaska school officials say one-time funding boost leaves budgets unpredictable

School district leaders and many legislators were hopeful that the state's base student allocation to schools would increase significantly this year.
Juneau mail-in ballots

Juneau Assembly makes by-mail elections permanent

Wednesday’s change to Juneau election code makes by-mail voting the default “unless otherwise directed by the Assembly.”
an Alaska Airlines jet

Juneau celebrates first arrival of Crystal Worl-designed jet: ‘Just so proud of her’

The Alaska Airlines plane — its name means "Salmon People" in Lingít — features a giant, colorful formline design by Crystal Worl.
Crystal Worl

A formline salmon Alaska Airlines plane makes its inaugural flight

The Boeing 737, bearing a design by artist Crystal Worl depicting the salmon's life cycle, is named Xáat Kwáani, or Salmon People.
Juneau's Harborview Elementary School

Juneau School District considers late start on Wednesdays

Juneau students could start school half an hour later on Wednesdays next school year, if the school board approves a district proposal.
Tlingit and Haida headquarters

Tlingit and Haida, Tanana Chiefs Conference withdraw from Alaska Federation of Natives

The Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska said Monday that it would withdraw from the Alaska Federation of Natives.
a Juneau elevated track

Juneau’s only public indoor track isn’t wheelchair accessible. Advocates want to add an elevator.

Advocates say the Dimond Park Field House's lack of a ramp or elevator leaves many people unable to use much of the facility.
Juneau's Telephone Hill

Telephone Hill residents plan next move after Juneau acquires property from state

With public meetings on the future of Telephone Hill set to begin this summer, some residents are asking the city to delay evictions.
Juneau teachers

Juneau School District and teachers union reach tentative agreement

Last week, the Juneau Education Association told teachers to work only paid hours and not take on any extra duties before and after school.
Chris Heidemann

Juneau teachers limit their work to paid hours during contract negotiations

The move came a day before the Juneau Education Association and Juneau School District are set to resume negotiating a new contract.
a woman

Swimmers’ tiles at Juneau pool celebrate the life aquatic

For more than 20 years, tiles painted by women who have grown up swimming have lined the women’s locker room at Juneau's Augustus Brown Pool.
people testifying

Alaskans oppose Dunleavy’s ‘parental rights’ bill at legislative hearing

Alaska students, teachers and sexual assault survivors spoke against a bill Gov. Mike Dunleavy says would support parents’ rights.
Frank Hauser

Frank Hauser selected as new superintendent of Juneau schools

Hauser, head of the Sitka School District since 2019, has recently been a finalist for superintendent positions in Anchorage and Fairbanks.
a Juneau shelter cat

Juneau’s animal shelter is ‘at cat-pacity’ again

Juneau Animal Rescue has taken in dozens of pets over the last several weeks and is asking Juneau residents to consider adopting them.
a Tlingit mural and totem poles

Tlingit and Haida selected for Alaska’s tribal school program

The Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Tribes of Alaska is one of five tribal organizations to receive a state-tribal education compacting grant.
the Alaska State Capitol

New Alaska education commissioner appointee declines job

Susan McKenzie has declined the role of commissioner for the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development.
two Alaska students

Student leaders speak out against Dunleavy’s parental rights bill

Student advisors to the state Board of Education spoke out against what Gov. Mike Dunleavy calls his “parental rights” bill Wednesday.
Juneau's Driftwood Lodge

Tlingit and Haida acquires Juneau’s Driftwood Lodge

The Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska now owns another acre of property in downtown Juneau.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy

State agreement with Goldbelt Inc. moves Cascade Point terminal project forward

A new ferry terminal at the end of Juneau’s road is one step closer to becoming a reality.
Aparna Palmer

Aparna Palmer named new University of Alaska Southeast chancellor

Palmer is vice president of Front Range Community College in Colorado. She also previously worked at Colorado Mesa University.