Katie Anastas, KTOO - Juneau

Katie Anastas, KTOO - Juneau
Mike Dunleavy

Gov. Dunleavy introduces bill requiring parent permission for sex ed, pronoun changes

Dunleavy's bill would require more parental permission to teach sex education and change students’ names or pronouns in school.
Juneau School District offices

Juneau School District loses $269K to scammer

City and Borough of Juneau Finance Director Jeff Rogers outlined the incident Wednesday in a memo shared with the Assembly Finance Committee.
king salmon

Juneau joins Southeast communities in backing king salmon troll fishery

Juneau's Assembly is the latest to support Southeast Alaska’s king salmon troll fishery against a lawsuit that could threaten its future.
a group of children outside of a building

Juneau preschoolers ask legislators to ‘have a heart’ for kids this session

The cards featured photos of the kids at school, with construction paper hearts and handwritten signatures.
a Juneau childcare center

Providers and lawmakers look for a way out of Alaska’s childcare shortage

Childcare workers, advocates and state legislators are calling for a collaborative approach to rebuilding the workforce.
Juneau School District offices

Juneau leaders begin talks over $4.7M school district deficit

A $30 increase to base student allocation isn't enough to keep the district out of a deficit as costs go up and enrollment goes down.
a cruise ship in Juneau

Juneau Assembly approves tourism policy objectives, including 5-ship limit

Assembly members hope the new limit helps to curb issues like crowding and air pollution in Juneau's downtown area.
a Juneau education rally

With songs and speeches, Alaskans rally in Juneau for more education funding

Educators, students and parents gathered on the steps of the Alaska State Capitol Monday night to call for more education funding.
a Juneau land lot

A tiny Juneau lot is the latest battleground in a dispute over tribal sovereignty

For a Southeast Alaska tribal group, the lot of less than 800 square feet represents tribal sovereignty and self-determination.
a Juneau child care center

Juneau already had a childcare shortage. Then two more centers closed

Two of Juneau’s childcare centers are closing after months of trying to hire new administrators.
a school in front of a mountain

Juneau School Board votes against investigation into district’s communication about floor sealant incident

Last summer, staff mistakenly served students floor sealant instead of milk.
a Juneau city bus

Juneau looks to new recruitment strategies amid city worker shortage

Juneau could offer sign-on bonuses of up to $40,000, for city employees in certain positions who stay on the job for two to four years.
the Coast Guard icebreaker Healy

Juneau will keep planning for icebreaker, despite removal from federal spending bill

City Manager Rorie Watt said the cancellation of $150 million in federal funding for a Juneau-based icebreaker won’t stop the city from planning for one in the future.
a dark blue school building

Juneau teachers union declares impasse in contract negotiations with district

The district proposed cutting its monthly contributions to health premiums by $434 — more than a 25% decrease.