Quinton Chandler, KTOO - Juneau

Quinton Chandler, KTOO - Juneau
Quinton Chandler is a reporter at KTOO in Juneau.

Despite king salmon ban, Golden North derby officials report good numbers

Historically the derby’s heaviest fish have been kings. This year, first place will go to a silver. Derby officials plan to finalize results for the 2017 derby and announce winners on Tuesday.

With a few weeks to go, Alaska schools are short 245 educators

On top of Alaska’s regular recruitment challenges, the Lower 48’s economy is strong, its supply of teachers short, and educators’ salaries are on the upswing. Listen now

$5 million in capital budget designated for UA renovations and repairs

$5 million is included in the capital budget for the state's university system to spend on major building renovations and repairs. Listen now
Red king crab, pictured here, is one of 13 species that the National Marine Fisheries Service wants importers to provide better information about if it comes from abroad. (Photo via Alaska Department of Fish & Game)

Personal use king crab fishery in Juneau area to open for 5 days

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will allow each household to take two male crab total for the five-day summer season. It’s been years since any personal use king crab could be taken. Listen now

AK: Juneau cops and homeless strike common ground at the bowling alley

Earlier this month, homeless Juneau residents and local police competed on equal terms at a downtown bowling alley to draw donations for the cities Glory Hole homeless shelter. Listen now

Why wildlife cops spent over a year investigating a hunting spree across Southeast

Troopers charged individuals in the hunting party for shooting game from a boat, abusing the proxy hunting system, unlawful possession of game, making false hunting reports, taking too many deer and illegally catching a halibut. Listen now
A white sign on a light wooden door says "University of Alaska Board of Regents/Executive Session in Progress/Please do not disturb"

University of Alaska Southeast tightens belt, gets creative after budget cuts

The University of Alaska’s Board of Regents unanimously agreed on a budget today, a week after the Legislature decided to cut university funding by about $8 million. That cut comes with a $3 million increase in the university’s costs. Listen now

Native groups install totem pole at Gastineau Elementary, lost cemetery

The T’aaku Kwáan of Douglas Island raised a totem pole in front of an elementary school Saturday to mark the site of a disturbed graveyard. The pole symbolizes the pain of historical trauma and a need to heal. Listen now
(Creative Commons photo by Matt’ Johnson)

Troopers identify 2 Juneau men in plane crash near Haines

Two plane crashes took the lives of four people in Alaska on Saturday. Listen now

From gangs to a grad: A former inmate celebrates finishing college

This month, 30-year-old Marcos Galindo graduated with a bachelor’s degree in social science with a concentration in political science. Now, he’s working on a master’s of public administration and wants a Ph.D. in Chicano studies – a choice weighted by his early life on the streets and in the prisons of California. Listen now

Fans watch first Tlingit Miss Alaska reach final 10 in Miss USA contest

Some of London’s fans said they were proud of how far she did manage to go and they’re happy she used her platform to showcase Native culture. Listen now

Juneau adult ed center outperforms national GED graduation rate

A teacher at The Learning Connection believes the high passage rate is a result of one-on-one tutoring, hands-on studies and a caring culture.

‘It’s really sad’: Juneau kids sorry to see playground burn

The smoke was thick but through the gaps, it didn’t look like much was left of the popular playground located in a park north of downtown Juneau.

‘We’re just out’: Bergmann tenants turn to Salvation Army

Closing the Bergmann Hotel in Juneau left some of its tenants homeless and now they’re wondering what they’ll do next. Listen now

Middle school sports travel is back on the school board’s agenda

The Juneau School Board is revisiting its 2013 travel ban for middle school sports. The 2013 school board disappointed a lot of people in Juneau when it voted to stop middle school sports teams from traveling out of town.

AK: Happiness is orange at Hoonah City Schools

The Happiness Advantage is an idea based on research that points to a link between a positive mindset and success. Listen now

Capital City Fire/Rescue got hit with hundreds more calls in 2016

Juneau's fire department is battling a near 12 percent increase in emergency calls. The higher volume has stretched the department thin and the Fire Chief says additional personnel is the only real solution. Listen Now

Juneau schools make the honor roll for AP testing

The Juneau School District is one of the first in Alaska to make the AP District Honor Roll, a prestigious recognition for districts that increased the percentage of students who took and passed Advanced Placement tests. Listen Now
University of Alaska Southeast (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)

University of Alaska Southeast to house all UA education colleges

The University of Alaska is bringing its three colleges of education under one roof at the University of Alaska Southeast. Listen Now

Winter has a different meaning for Juneau’s homeless

It’s cold in Juneau. Earlier this month, the city saw one its heaviest snowfalls in at least a couple of years and, according to the National Weather Service, temperatures ranged between the teens and the mid-20s. Listen Now