Yvonne Krumrey, KTOO - Juneau

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a sexual assault kit

Alaska sexual assault survivors can now track their evidence kits

State officials say 48 kits have been logged into the system so far since its June launch, and 33 survivors have used the system to track their status.
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Loved ones gather to remember Juneau’s Paul Jose Rodriguez Jr.

Rodriguez drowned when his kayak capsized on Mendenhall Lake.
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Juneau kayaker drowns in Mendenhall Lake

Troopers say GoPro footage confirmed that Paul Jose Rodriguez Jr. overturned in his kayak on July 11 and drowned. 
a fairy forest

A fairy forest pops up in downtown Juneau every year – but we can’t tell you when

Every year, a fairy forest pops up ever so briefly along Juneau's Evergreen Avenue. This year, visitors were greeted by a fairy tollbox.
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Skagway rail workers vote ‘overwhelmingly’ to authorize strike

Rail workers at White Pass and Yukon Route, Skagway’s biggest employer and a major tourist attraction, have voted to authorize a strike.
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NOAA is looking for 2 humpback whales entangled in fishing gear near Juneau

The whales were spotted Monday at Fritz Cove and Taku Inlet, entangled in a crab pot line and gillnet gear respectively.

Couple finds refuge in Juneau a year after fleeing Ukraine

Daryna Berdnyk and Vitalii Kyryliuk are the third Ukrainian family to be sponsored by Juneau residents helping refugees hoping to resettle in town.

Juneau welcomes Polynesian voyaging canoe before it sets out on 4-year journey

A thousand people gathered at Auke Bay in Juneau on Saturday to welcome the Hōkūle‘a and her crew to Juneau.
Coast Guard officers

Rear Adm. Megan Dean takes the helm of the Coast Guard in Alaska

Dean took her Alaska post Friday. She serves under Adm. Linda Fagan, the Coast Guard's first female commandant.
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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.
a Juneau courtroom

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.
downtown Juneau

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.
a group of people play pickleball outside

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.