Lakeidra Chavis, KTOO - Juneau


In public hearing, support nearly unanimous for Juneau ordinance to ban LGBT discrimination

The Juneau Assembly heard nearly unanimous support for a proposed ordinance that would protect people from discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation in a committee meeting Tuesday evening. Download Audio
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Former Akiachak teacher reports sexual assault, harassment in lawsuit

A lawsuit has been filed against the Yupiit School District, four Akiachak school supervisors and an Alaska State Trooper official for allegedly showing “deliberate indifference” when a former school teacher was sexually assaulted and continuously harassed during her nearly three years teaching there.

Two Alakanuk men face felony charges for kidnapping, sexually abusing a minor

Two Alakanuk men have been arrested on six felony charges of sexual assault, kidnapping and sexual abuse of a minor.

Troopers: Warrant issued for woman who aided armed Pilot Station jailbreak

After further investigation, Alaska State Troopers discovered that 23-year-old Pilot Station resident Nicole Polty also assisted in the jailbreak earlier this month. A warrant has been issued for her arrest.

Amid icy trail conditions, mushers ready for K300

Twenty-five mushers, some local, some international – all prepared to race this evening along icy river trails — are in Bethel for the Kuskokwim 300. The race starts tonight at 6:30 p.m. It’s the longest of three races that’ll take place over the weekend. Download Audio

Director of Army National Guard coming to Bethel, Napaskiak

For the first time in recent history, the director of the Army National Guard will be visiting Bethel and Napaskiak tomorrow, Jan. 12.

Leaked documents point to misallocation of federal funds at tribal group

In late December, the Association of Village Council Presidents laid off 30 employees. AVCP has made no official statement about why the layoffs occurred, but documents show misappropriation of federal grant money over nearly a decade. Download Audio

Citizens apprehend man who broke 2 out of jail

Pilot Station community members thwarted an escape after two men were briefly on the run following an armed jailbreak. Download Audio
The village of Akiachak. (Photo via Calista Corporation)

After argument over cigarette, nephew sets uncle’s house aflame

A 19-year-old Akiachak man allegedly set his uncle’s house on fire on New Year’s Day while his uncle was sleeping. He’s been charged with two counts of arson and one count of criminal mischief.

Investigation re-opened in 2014 Bethel alcohol treatment center fire

Officials have re-opened the investigation into the alcohol treatment center in fire in late 2014. The fire destroyed the new PATC alcohol treatment center, which was under construction.

4-year-old fatally shoots himself in Bethel trooper housing

A 4-year-old died in an Alaska State Trooper housing unit in Bethel on Monday evening, Officials believe the child was playing by himself in the living room when he got hold of a handgun and fatally shot himself. Download Audio
Association of Village Council Presidents logo. (Photo courtesy of AVCP) Association of Village Council Presidents logo. (Photo courtesy of AVCP)

AVCP lays off 30 employees, cites economy

The Association of Village Council Presidents, or AVCP, has laid off 30 employees, citing budget concerns. Download Audio

Calista awards nearly $290,000 in student scholarships

Calista Corporation has awarded nearly $290,000 in scholarships this year to Alaskan university students.

Models show permafrost melting faster than thought

For years researchers studying permafrost in the Arctic have seen a warming trend. Now scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks say it is happening even faster than expected. Download Audio

19-year-old allegedly lured sexual assault victims by asking for directions

A 19-year-old Nunapichuk man was reportedly riding his snowmachine around the villages of Kasigluk and Nunapitchuk, asking women for directions. When a woman agreed to help him and got on his snow machine, he allegedly took the victim to the tundra and attempt to sexually assault her, according to Alaska State Trooper Nicholas Hayes, with the Violent Offenders Unit.

River overflow pushes K300 dogsled races back a week

Amid river breakup and overflow, two upcoming Kuskokwim 300 events have been postponed—the K300 Holiday Classic and 100-Mile Challenge.

Blizzard keeps flights to Bethel on hold

As of Friday morning, officials say AlaskaAir, Ravn and Yute airlines flights have been placed on hold due to the severe weather conditions.

Bethel woman takes 4th international powerlifting meet

Last month 25-year-old Alaskan Natalie Hanson placed fourth at an international powerlifting competition in Germany. Download Audio

‘I am Yup’ik’ makes its way to Sundance Film Festival

The film “I Am Yup’ik,” has made it’s way to the 2016 Sundance Film Festival lineup, the nonprofit organization announced Tuesday.

‘I am Yup’ik’ documentary to screen at Sundance

The film “I Am Yup’ik,” has made it’s way to the 2016 Sundance Film Festival lineup, the nonprofit organization announced Tuesday.