Yvonne Krumrey, KTOO - Juneau

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Hawaiian voyaging canoe’s latest journey starts in Alaska: ‘The ocean is what connects us’

The Polynesian Voyaging Society will take the Hōkūle‘a — a twin-hulled, wind-powered canoe — over 40,000 miles around the globe.
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Complaint against Juneau Fred Meyer over tribal IDs to be heard by state commission

The issue relates to a 2020 incident when a sign posted at Juneau’s Fred Meyer stated that tribal IDs would not be accepted for tobacco sales.
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3 found dead on boat anchored off Juneau’s Sandy Beach

Police said there were no immediate signs of foul play.
family of Mark Cook

Family says untreated pain, solitary confinement led to man’s suicide at Juneau prison

Cook is the third person to die in Alaska Department of Corrections custody this year. And his death fits a pattern.
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Juneau shops pull local artist’s books in wake of threatening, anti-trans notes

Two local businesses made statements supporting the trans community and condemning illustrator Mitch Watley’s alleged actions.
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Local artist appears in court in connection with anti-trans notes left around Juneau

Mitchell Watley is widely known as the illustrator of the popular Alaska children’s book “I Would Tuck You In.” 
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Juneau police make arrest in notes that included ‘a possible general threat against children’

Juneau police arrested 47-year-old Mitchell Thomas Watley on one felony count of terroristic threatening on Sunday.
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Former Juneau chiropractor now accused of sexual assault by 14 patients faces more charges

Jeffrey Fultz was arraigned Wednesday after two more women accused him of assaulting them under the guise of medical treatment.
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Juneauʼs property assessments show a sharp increase in home values

The higher valuations don't necessarily mean higher property taxes, as the Juneau Assembly has yet to set a mill rate.
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Bill that would make Juneteenth a state holiday receives first legislative hearing

The holiday is recognized nationally, and by 24 other states, on June 19.
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Pickleball could be part of Juneau’s new commitment to better serve its older population

Last week, Juneau joined a program that commits to making the city more livable for seniors.
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Chilkat weavers who learned online during COVID see their robes come to life

The weavers are apprentices of Lily Hope, who offered classes virtually during the pandemic.
The city of Hoonah on May 2, 2019 (Photo by David Purdy, KTOO - Juneau)

Vote to recall Hoonah’s mayor appears to have failed

Results of the recall election — 110 votes for and 172 against — still need to be approved by the city council.
Ernestine Hayes

Writer Ernestine Shaankaláx̱t’ Hayes awarded $50K from United States Artists fellowship

The United States Artists fellowship will allow Hayes to recover from her losses in a 2018 house fire and get back to writing.
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There’s another USPS stamp coming out featuring Lingít formline art

Crystal Worl's design, featuring a formline salmon painted on a skateboard, will be available on postal stamps in March.
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Juneau womanʼs stolen regalia has been returned anonymously

“My family and I cannot thank this anonymous person enough,” said Neilga Koogéi Taija Revels.
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Pro skier aims to get more Indigenous youth on the slopes in Juneau

Friday's Native Youth Snow Sports Community Night was part of a broader effort to back Alaska Native youth who want to ski.
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After suspect’s arrest, Juneau woman is still hopeful her regalia will come home

Neilga Koogéi Taija Revels lost many things in a home burglary. But the theft of her grandmotherʼs regalia was the most devastating.
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Woodworking couple builds little boats for the first baby born in Juneau each year

Dr. Lindy Jones and his wife Colleen — who’ve been woodworking together since college — make one of the little, rocking boats for the first baby born in Juneau each year.
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Juneau woman searches for stolen regalia, made by her grandmother

Neilga Koogéi Taija Revels wore her grandmother's regalia to every graduation and major event in her life. Then it was stolen.