Yvonne Krumrey, KTOO - Juneau

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Juneau players hone their skills at women-only pinball nights

Anyone who identifies as a woman or non-binary can play. Participants say it’s often more fun than the co-ed tournaments.
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In horror anthology ‘Never Whistle at Night,’ Indigenous authors explore the unsettling

KTOO's Yvonne Krumrey spoke with anthology editors Ted Van Alst and Shane Hawk about the instability at the heart of the horror genre.
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Juneau’s South Seward Street officially renamed Heritage Way

Sealaska Heritage Institute President Kaaháni Rosita Worl proposed the change in April.
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Juneau chooses Colorado police chief to lead its force

Derek Bos, currently the police chief in Eagle, Colo., was one of two finalists for Juneau police chief along with JPD Lt. Krag Campbell.
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‘Kuhaantí,’ a children’s book written entirely in Lingít, is the first of its kind in decades

“Kuhaantí” tells the story of a young orphaned girl named Saháan who is taken in by a powerful family and learns about the value of respect.
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‘This is more than art’: Juneau’s waterfront totem poles get new descriptive signs

The Sealaska Heritage Institute put up storyboards to protect the poles installed this year, after summer images of their mistreatment by tourists.
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Rasmuson-awarded artist plans to weave biggest Chilkat blanket ever

Chilkat weaver Sainteen Anna Brown Ehlers plans to fund the project with her $50,000 award as Rasmuson's Distinguished Artist for 2023.
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Recovery called off for plane that crashed in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

Officials say that the wreckage location, in an area with deep crevasses, is permanently inaccessible.
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Juneau is at the forefront of Alaska’s burgeoning pinball scene

At the Bearcade, a recently opened games bar in Juneau, David Elrod enforces the rules and pretty much smokes the other players.
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Two people presumed dead in plane crash near Yakutat have been identified

Clayton McMartin, 59, and Melissa McMartin, 58, from Texas were believed to be on the plane.
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Presbyterian Church leaders visit Juneau to plan apology for 1962 church closure

Alaska Native leaders spoke to church leaders about the harm religious organizations have done to Lingít communities through language suppression and violence at boarding schools.
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NOAA investigates death of whale calf near Juneau

NOAA is still investigating what happened to Tango, but a post-mortem exam on Saturday revealed injuries consistent with a vessel strike.
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Wreckage spotted in search for plane that went missing on its way to Ketchikan

The Coast Guard, Rescue Coordination Center and Wrangell St. Elias National Park are working together to identify the wreckage and look for possible survivors.
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After 2 years, still no trial date for Juneau chiropractor charged with assaulting patients

Jeffrey Fultz now faces 19 counts of felony sexual assault and misdemeanor harassment, some for alleged offenses dating back to 2014.
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2 men say they were sexually abused as children at Juneau’s Echo Ranch Bible Camp

Both men say Bradley Earl Reger’s trips to Echo Ranch gave him access to children with little or no supervision from other adults.
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Former NBA star Carlos Boozer says he’ll always call Juneau home

The former NBA star spoke on KTOO's "Culture Rich Conversations" about growing up in Juneau, his early career and what he's learned.
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Carbon monoxide poisoning blamed for 2 of 3 deaths on Juneau boat earlier this year

The state medical examiner's office said methamphetamines caused the third death aboard the Dusty Rose, with bodies found May 31 and June 3.
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California man charged with sexually abusing boys had long association with Juneau bible camp

Bradley Earl Reger volunteered at the camp starting in the 1970s. A former Juneau resident says Reger met him there, then abused him elsewhere.
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Juneau Drag’s first show at Southeast Alaska State Fair draws hundreds

On Friday, hundreds gathered to watch Juneau Drag’s first appearance at the Southeast Alaska State Fair in Haines.
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Teen swimmer dies after jump into Juneau’s Glory Hole

Juneau police say the 17-year-old boy was with two friends when he jumped into the long-flooded mining shaft and did not return to shore.