Pablo Arauz Peña, KTOO - Juneau
University of Alaska will cover thousands of student scholarships until lawmakers reach deal
The Alaska Performance Scholarship and the Alaska Education Grant programs provide students across the state with vital funds for their studies.
LISTEN: How a Juneau arborist saved a paraglider stuck between two trees
Talon Lobaugh owns Everybody’s Tree service, and he really knows how to climb a tree. But he’d never saved a person — until Sunday — when he got a call from the fire department about a paraglider who got stuck between two trees.
Indigenous creators hope to share history, cultural art forms through first-ever Tlingit opera
The first Tlingit opera is in production. It's about the Tlingit-Russian wars in Southeast Alaska at the start of the 19th century, and while it's still in the early development stage, its creators say...
Police reform legislation aims to change department policies across Alaska
The legislation consists of six bills that include a statewide ban on chokeholds and a ban on officers shooting at vehicles. Other pieces of the legislation require officers to follow de-escalation procedures and to provide a verbal warning before discharging a firearm.
Juneau schools return to in-person classes
"They are really happy to be at school," the Juneau Superintendent said of the first day of school on Tuesday.
Alaskans react to CNN poll labeling Native voters ‘something else’
Native communities in Alaska and around the country responded to a graphic in CNN’s Tuesday election coverage labeling voters that don’t identify as white, Black, Latino or Asian as “something else.”
With fewer students enrolled, Juneau School District expects to lose $358K
The district is losing about 11% of its students.
With ‘cheerful honking’ Juneau celebrates Pride with outdoor drive-in drag show
Juneau’s LGBTQ+ community celebrated Pride last week with a series of events focused on advocacy and support for each other.
Police investigate racist graffiti near Floyd Dryden Middle School as a hate crime
Retired schoolteacher Janna Lelchuk encountered racist and obscene words in white spray paint on a bridge during a dog walk
Juneauites wait out clouds for a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse of Neowise comet
The comet will next be seen about 7,000 years from now.
A former student speaks out about racism in Juneau schools; administration says it’ll do better
After watching protests unfold for Black lives in Alaska and across the country, Lacey Davis posted a video on Facebook about her experiences of growing up Black in Juneau.
Census undercount may lead to less funding for Tlingit and Haida
Tlingit and Haida President Richard Chalyee Éesh Peterson said at last count, a little over 40 percent of tribal citizens have reported in the census.
Survey reports sharp increase in suicide attempts, vaping among Alaska high school students
The survey, which is conducted every 2 years, showed that 50% of students reported having access to a loaded gun.
Alaska Native leaders offer alternatives to proposed university merger
Leaders from Sealaska are asking Alaska's University system to establish UAS as the administrative hub for rural community campuses.
What Alaskans learned from ‘the mother of all pandemics’ in 1918
Overall, the flu killed a greater percentage of people in Alaska than in any other state or territory in the U.S. except for Samoa.
Please stay on the (punch)line: Callers overwhelm Juneau’s new joke hotline
Juneau’s parks and recreation department recently started a joke hotline for residents to call in case they need a quick laugh.