Adelyn Baxter, KTOO - Juneau

Adelyn Baxter, KTOO - Juneau
a man poses for a photo with three bentwood cedar boxes

Bigger than ever, AFN arts market showcases ‘microcosm of Alaska’

Each year, Indigenous artisans converge for three days during the convention to sell carvings, kuspuks, fur-lined hats and all manner of jewelry.
a musician

Áakʼw Rock Indigenous music festival starts Thursday in Juneau

Indigenous performers from across Alaska, the U.S. and the world will play over the course of three days.
a photograph of a family, stored in a bag

After the flood, Juneau residents return lost treasures to affected families

As Juneau residents displaced by flooding figure out what’s next, some are being reunited with personal belongings they likely believed lost forever.
Ed Mercer

Juneau Police Chief Ed Mercer retires after 31-year career

Mercer, Juneau's first Alaska Native police chief, is retiring after more than 20 years of service in the state's capital.
a band on stage

Áakʼw Rock festival brings Indigenous music to Juneau in September

It's billed as the only Indigenous music festival in the country.
cruise ships in Juneau

Dead landlines, spotty cell service leave some Juneau residents struggling to make calls

Juneau residents and business owners say they’ve been having phone problems for the last few days.
Sara Hannan

Dunleavy education vetoes drive early campaigning by House opponents

Juneau Rep. Sara Hannan and other House minority members are filing for reelection early so they can fundraise around a potential special session.
Cama-i dancers

After a decade away, dancers from St. Mary’s return to Cama-i

This year's Cama-i was the first full-scale festival since 2019.
a person crosses a finish line that says Ironman Alaska

Ironman Alaska canceled for the next 2 years

Liz Perry, president and CEO of Travel Juneau, said the Ironman Alaska triathlon organizer called her to say that the decision arose from economic concerns like inflation and the potential for a recession. 
a woman

Weiss to resign as Juneau superintendent: ‘The last years have been intense’

Juneau School District Superintendent Bridget Weiss has announced that she plans to resign at the end of the school year.
an AFN artisan

AFN arts market reconvenes for in-person celebration of Alaska Native craftsmanship

For Indigenous artists from across the state and Outside, last weekend's Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Anchorage was a welcome return to the market circuit.
a woman at a bingo hall

Bingo night is back at Juneau’s Filipino Community Hall, and as popular as ever

Regular bingo nights have started up again at the Filipino Community Hall in downtown Juneau after a two-year hiatus. On a recent Thursday evening, the bingo hall was buzzing.
a ballot box in Juneau

2 propositions still too close to call following preliminary results in Juneau election

Two propositions, repealing mandatory disclosure of Juneau real-estate sale prices and authorizing borrowing to build a new City Hall, could be decided by fewer than 40 votes.

Hometown Alaska: What’s new 7 years after voters said yes to legal marijuana

So, here’s one new thing: This fall, UAA, our hometown university campus, is offering its first marijuana information class, open to students and community members. How and why did the university decide now was...
Interior: An empty classroom

Talk of Alaska: Back to school amid hiring shortages

After two years of pandemic interruptions, many districts are hopeful for consistent in-person instruction. But a shortage of teachers, bus drivers and other staff is creating a stressful start to the school year for administrators and parents alike.
people walk downtown in rain

Talk of Alaska: Why are fewer people staying in Alaska long term?

Thousands of people move in and out of Alaska every year. But people who moved to Alaska in recent years are not staying as long as they used to.
a firetruck outside of an apartment

3 people die in Bethel apartment fire

The fire broke out at an Association of Village Council Presidents Regional Housing Authority apartment complex.

Line One: Mental Health Mosaics – Houselessness and crisis response

During the third installment of Mental Health Mosaics on Line One, we learn about the intersections of houselessness and mental health through the stories of two individuals.
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Talk of Alaska: Alaskans prepare for the primary election

Whether you’re excited or dismayed with the change, Alaskans will have their first experience with the state's new ranked choice voting method on August 16 for the special U.S. House race.

Line One: Mental Health Mosaics — Racism and mental health

On the second installment of Out North's Mental Health Mosaics, we hear from community members about the ways that racism and discrimination affect mental health.