Juneau Men’s Gathering promotes culture and tradition to fight violence

Juneau Men’s Gathering promotes culture and tradition to fight violence

About four dozen people, mostly men, spent the last weekend of June talking about what men can do to help combat one of the highest domestic violence and sexual assault rates in the nation.

Rhonda McBride
'Men's Gathering' looks for solutions to Alaska's high rate of rape, child sexual assault

'Men's Gathering' looks for solutions to Alaska's high rate of rape, child sexual assault

According to STAR (Standing Together Against Rape), Alaska's rape rate is two-and-a-half times the national average, and the rate of child sexual assault in the state is nearly six times the national average. What might reverse these stubborn statistic?

Rhonda McBride
Former legislator sues House speaker, Senate president over decision to meet in Juneau

Former legislator sues House speaker, Senate president over decision to meet in Juneau

A former state legislator has filed a lawsuit against the Legislature's presiding officers for their decision to convene members in Juneau for a special session that Gov. Mike Dunleavy intended to be held in Wasilla. 

Liz Raines
Ketchikan man seriously injured in crash of motorcycle

Ketchikan man seriously injured in crash of motorcycle

Alaska State Troopers say 30-year-old Robert Young was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment. 

Associated Press
Divided: 2 special sessions and the protests that followed

Divided: 2 special sessions and the protests that followed

37 lawmakers rejected Dunleavy's call for a Wasilla special session and begin proceedings in Juneau; 21 showed up to work in the Valley.

Steve Quinn & Scott Gross
Senate president: 'No question' lawmakers meeting in Juneau

Senate president: 'No question' lawmakers meeting in Juneau

Alaska Senate President Cathy Giessel says there's "no question" lawmakers will meet in Juneau for Monday's start of the next special session.

Associated Press
Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship in Juneau

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship in Juneau

A 58-year-old woman is recovering in Juneau after being medevaced from a Holland America cruise ship in Auke Bay Friday.

Angela Krenzien
Separating politics from statutes no longer black and white

Separating politics from statutes no longer black and white

When lawmakers begin a second special session on Monday, they will reprise a debate over which law governs the size of the Permanent Fund dividend

Steve Quinn
Bans, cancellations and where to see fireworks in Alaska this Independence Day

Bans, cancellations and where to see fireworks in Alaska this Independence Day

Here is a list of show cancellations and where you can still see fireworks for the Fourth of July.

Kayla Heffner
Workers begin refurbishing columns at Alaska State Capitol

Workers begin refurbishing columns at Alaska State Capitol

Workers have started refurbishing marble columns outside the Alaska State Capitol building in Juneau. 

Associated Press
Man dies after 30-foot fall at Juneau's Mendenhall Towers

Man dies after 30-foot fall at Juneau's Mendenhall Towers

A man is recovering after falling 20-30 feet while repelling Mendenhall Towers north of Juneau Friday morning when his rappel anchor failed.

Kayla Heffner
Exploration under way for southeast Alaska mine project

Exploration under way for southeast Alaska mine project

The developer of a proposed mine in southeast Alaska is moving ahead with exploration following a favorable court decision.

Associated Press
Southeast Alaskans rally to protect Tongass National Forest from logging

Southeast Alaskans rally to protect Tongass National Forest from logging

Should the state set its own rules, SEACC says currently protected areas of the Tongass — about half of the forest — would open for old-growth logging.

Shayne Nuesca
Father, son sentenced in Juneau drug trafficking conspiracy

Father, son sentenced in Juneau drug trafficking conspiracy

Officials say the duo was caught distributing large quantities of methamphetamine.

Elizabeth Roman
3 more dead gray whales found in Southeast, NOAA says

3 more dead gray whales found in Southeast, NOAA says

The deaths bring the total whale mortality count to 10 this season.

Megan Mazurek
Coast Guard: 2 hikers rescued from Lemon Creek Glacier

Coast Guard: 2 hikers rescued from Lemon Creek Glacier

Two elderly men were rescued while hiking Lemon Creek Glacier on Sunday, the U.S. Coast Guard said in a release.

Elizabeth Roman
American Red Cross of Alaska volunteers help when disaster strikes

American Red Cross of Alaska volunteers help when disaster strikes

American Red Cross of Alaska volunteers are helping people affected by tornadoes and flooding in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

Dave Leval
Elevated bacteria found on 5 Ketchikan beaches

Elevated bacteria found on 5 Ketchikan beaches

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an advisory for several beaches in Ketchikan due to elevated enterococci and fecal coliform levels.

Megan Mazurek
Capital budget inching closer to House vote

Capital budget inching closer to House vote

The House Finance Committee moved Senate Bill 19, the budget that funds road and construction projects, plus one-time appropriations.

Steve Quinn
Senate deadlocked on PFD as special session nears an end

Senate deadlocked on PFD as special session nears an end

The House and Senate voted to establish an ad-hoc committee that will explore new plans for future Permanent Fund dividends.

Steve Quinn
Soldier dies while dip netting in Copper River

Soldier dies while dip netting in Copper River

A member of the Alaska Army National Guard died about 2 a.m. Saturday while dip netting in Copper River; 35-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Russell Anthony Hepler was fishing near O’Brien Creek with his wife when the incident happened.

Angela Krenzien
Angoon man arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a minor, Troopers say

Angoon man arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a minor, Troopers say

Alaska State Troopers say they received a report on May 20 that 53-year-old George Willie Nelson III brought a 6-year-old child, who is not related to him, to a wooded trail area in Angoon. 

Shayne Nuesca
PFD debate draws crude social media, email responses

PFD debate draws crude social media, email responses

Some senators are being criticized through emails and social media posts, criticisms some find sexist over the top.

Steve Quinn
Anchorage senator proposes $900 PFD check

Anchorage senator proposes $900 PFD check

Sen. Chris Birch, R-Anchorage, says the state needs a balanced budget.

Joe Vigil
Alaska signs on to push US Supreme Court against NYC handgun transportation ban

Alaska signs on to push US Supreme Court against NYC handgun transportation ban

Alaska joined 23 other states in signing onto an amicus brief that urges the United States Supreme Court to make a New York City ban on the transportation of handguns unconstitutional.

Elizabeth Roman
Senate poised for PFD debate: $1,600 or $3,000?

Senate poised for PFD debate: $1,600 or $3,000?

The Senate will consider a Senate Bill 1002, which proposes a $1,600 Permanent Fund dividend this fall.

Steve Quinn
Federal judge fines Carnival $20M for continued environmental violations

Federal judge fines Carnival $20M for continued environmental violations

Gov. Mike Dunleavy and Alaska's Attorney General sent letters to a federal judge asking her to consider the economic impacts to U.S. ports when handing down punishment.

Steve Quinn
Alcohol may be factor in fatal Angoon rollover, troopers say

Alcohol may be factor in fatal Angoon rollover, troopers say

Alaska State Troopers say alcohol appears to be a factor in an Angoon vehicle collision that killed one person.

Angela Krenzien
Taquan pilot was new to carrier before deadly crash near Metlakatla, says NTSB report

Taquan pilot was new to carrier before deadly crash near Metlakatla, says NTSB report

The National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary report Friday on the May 20 Taquan Air floatplane crash that killed both people onboard near Metlakatla.

Angela Krenzien
First-ever extreme drought recorded in Southeast Alaska

First-ever extreme drought recorded in Southeast Alaska

Southeast Alaska experiences first extreme drought since monitoring began in 2000.

Aaron Morrison
Taquan Air expected to resume passenger flight service Wednesday

Taquan Air expected to resume passenger flight service Wednesday

Taquan Air plans to resume its passenger service Wednesday, according to the FAA.

Megan Mazurek
NTSB report: Taquan pilot recalls moments leading up to Southeast Alaska collision

NTSB report: Taquan pilot recalls moments leading up to Southeast Alaska collision

A preliminary accident report released by the NTSB details the moments from the surviving pilot's point of view that led to the Southeast Alaska flightseeing plane collision that left six people dead and 10 others injured last week.

Elizabeth Roman
Passenger, pilot killed in Metlakatla floatplane crash identified

Passenger, pilot killed in Metlakatla floatplane crash identified

Police identify the pilot and passenger who died after their plane crashed into waters near Metlakatla Monday.

KTVA Web Staff
2 dead after Taquan Air plane crash in waters near Metlakatla

2 dead after Taquan Air plane crash in waters near Metlakatla

Two people died Monday afternoon after their plane crashed in waters near Metlakatla, a week after another deadly crash in nearby Ketchikan involving the same operator.

Felon caught with gun at Juneau airport gets federal time

Felon caught with gun at Juneau airport gets federal time

A Washington man arrested with illegal drugs, thousands of dollars and a loaded gun last year at Juneau’s airport has been ordered to serve nearly two years in federal prison.

KTVA Web Staff
'Always our pilot': Mom recounts giving birth on board Randy Sullivan's plane

'Always our pilot': Mom recounts giving birth on board Randy Sullivan's plane

After Ketchikan pilot Randy Sullivan passed away following a midair collision, friends are remembering the impact he had on their lives.

Megan Mazurek
Community mourns Randy Sullivan, pilot who died in Ketchikan collision

Community mourns Randy Sullivan, pilot who died in Ketchikan collision

Randy Sullivan died after his plane was involved in a midair collision near Ketchikan.

Elizabeth Roman
Alaska unemployment rate holds steady at 6.5 percent

Alaska unemployment rate holds steady at 6.5 percent

Alaska's unemployment rate remained steady at 6.5 percent last month. Federal labor statistics show that rate has held since August. 

Associated Press
1 wrecked plane recovered in deadly Ketchikan midair collision

1 wrecked plane recovered in deadly Ketchikan midair collision

Authorities have recovered one of the two planes which collided in midair near Ketchikan on Monday leaving six people dead and 10 others injured, National Transportation Safety Board officials said.

Bryan Dunagan
6 confirmed dead; investigation continues into 2 plane collision in Southeast Alaska

6 confirmed dead; investigation continues into 2 plane collision in Southeast Alaska

Six people have been confirmed dead following a Monday crash involving two flightseeing planes in Southeast Alaska.

KTVA Web Staff
Taquan Air safety record shows air tour danger in Southeast Alaska

Taquan Air safety record shows air tour danger in Southeast Alaska

A search of a National Transportation Safety Board database found that Taquan Air has been involved in five other aircraft accidents in Alaska since 1992, two of which were fatal.

Shannon Ballard
4 dead, 2 missing: Search continues after midair collision near Ketchikan

4 dead, 2 missing: Search continues after midair collision near Ketchikan

Two planes carrying a total of 16 people crashed into waters near Ketchikan Monday afternoon, with U.S. Coast Guardsmen responding to the area to conduct rescue efforts.

KTVA Web Staff
Clock ticking on lawmakers with crime bill, PFD undecided

Clock ticking on lawmakers with crime bill, PFD undecided

Lawmakers have until Wednesday to adjourn.

Steve Quinn
State studies Juneau air for possible effects from ships

State studies Juneau air for possible effects from ships

State officials are documenting air quality in Juneau to determine if harmful pollutants are showing up from cruise ships or other sources.

Associated Press
Coast Guard rescues 5 Alaska fishermen from life raft

Coast Guard rescues 5 Alaska fishermen from life raft

A Coast Guard helicopter plucked five commercial fishermen from a life raft after their fishing boat ran aground in southeast Alaska.

Associated Press
Crime bills inching forward in House and Senate

Crime bills inching forward in House and Senate

Public safety was a priority for Gov. Mike Dunleavy and many lawmakers, and their bills are approaching the finish line with just over a week left in session.

Steve Quinn
Photos: Juneau's first cruise ship of 2019 arrives

Photos: Juneau's first cruise ship of 2019 arrives

Early Sunday morning, the Ruby Princess pulled into downtown with more than 3,000 passengers who began exploring the capital city.

Steve Quinn
Alaska Red Cross to distribute hundreds of free smoke alarms

Alaska Red Cross to distribute hundreds of free smoke alarms

More than 800 free smoke alarms will be installed across Alaska during the next month, amid a Red Cross initiative meant to distribute 100,000 of the life-saving devices nationwide.

KTVA Web Staff
Ship strike may have killed Southeast Alaska sperm whale

Ship strike may have killed Southeast Alaska sperm whale

The rare discovery of a dead sperm whale beached along Southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage has become a whodunit within a mystery, after part of the animal was illegally removed.

‘This will be it’: NTSB recounts recovery of crashed Guardian Flight plane

‘This will be it’: NTSB recounts recovery of crashed Guardian Flight plane

Federal investigators are assessing the remnants of a shattered medevac plane carrying three people that crashed offshore near Kake in January, after its recovery from Southeast Alaska waters.

Guardian Flight calls off 2-month search for crew members

Guardian Flight calls off 2-month search for crew members

Guardian has yet to find the remains of the three people who were on board the King Air 200. 

Bryan Dunagan
Photos: Juneau vigil remembers Alaskans lost to suicide

Photos: Juneau vigil remembers Alaskans lost to suicide

Two hundred lanterns were laid out symbolizing the number of Alaska lives lost to suicide in 2017.

Steve Quinn
State Capitol to host candlelight vigil against suicide

State Capitol to host candlelight vigil against suicide

Suicide prevention advocates will spend the day in Juneau as they urge lawmakers to retain a state group that combats Alaska’s worsening suicide trends. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will also hold a candlelight vigil at 6 p.m.

Photos: Rally seeks to keep state ferry service afloat

Photos: Rally seeks to keep state ferry service afloat

Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday on the state Capitol steps in Juneau, carrying a message to the Legislature and Gov. Mike Dunleavy regarding the Alaska Marine Highway System: Keep it open.

Steve Quinn
Search team locates more plane debris, search for medevac team continues

Search team locates more plane debris, search for medevac team continues

As the search for the missing crew from a downed Guardian Flight medevac plane continues, underwater search crews have located more debris.

Elizabeth Roman
More wreckage from missing Guardian Flight may have been found

More wreckage from missing Guardian Flight may have been found

Flight with three people on board vanished Jauary 29 on its way to Kake from Anchorage.

Dave Leval
Juneau man gets 4-year sentence for flying in heroin, meth

Juneau man gets 4-year sentence for flying in heroin, meth

A Juneau man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for smuggling heroin and methamphetamine into Alaska’s capital city, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

Tribe calls for changes in management of Sitka herring

Tribe calls for changes in management of Sitka herring

Alaska Natives concerned with overharvest of herring in waters off Sitka have taken their concerns to state court and the street.

Associated Press
Memorial set for pilot in Guardian Flight crash

Memorial set for pilot in Guardian Flight crash

Guardian Flight Alaska’s Facebook page announced Friday that friends and family of Patrick Coyle will gather for a memorial in Lansdale, Penn.

‘Elimination budget’ could end state ferry sailings by October

‘Elimination budget’ could end state ferry sailings by October

Lawmakers had sharp words for budget officials this week in Juneau, criticizing what one senator called an “elimination budget” for state ferries on track to end their 2019 sailings as soon as October.

Sonar equipment will be used to find missing medevac plane

Sonar equipment will be used to find missing medevac plane

Guardian Flight Alaska plans to use sonar equipment to locate the thee people missing and presumed dead, aboard a missing medevac plane in the waters of Frederick Sound, near the Southeast community of Kake.

Megan Mazurek
Guardian Flight hosts memorials statewide for lost medevac crew

Guardian Flight hosts memorials statewide for lost medevac crew

Guardian Flight is holding a series of Friday candlelight memorials across Alaska and the western U.S. for three medevac crew members presumed dead near Kake.

KTVA Web Staff
PHOTOS: Community of Juneau gathers to remember missing Guardian Flight crew

PHOTOS: Community of Juneau gathers to remember missing Guardian Flight crew

Nearly 200 people braved single-digit temperatures and wind gusts off Juneau's Gastineau Channel to hold a candlelight memorial.

Steve Quinn
Subzero wind chills expected in Southeast this weekend

Subzero wind chills expected in Southeast this weekend

Wind and cold will have many residents of Southeast Alaska experiencing below-zero wind chills this weekend.

Jeremy LaGoo
State chooses savings over flexibility for Alaska-class ferries

State chooses savings over flexibility for Alaska-class ferries

Routing changes involving the state’s new Alaska-class ferries will save nearly $40 million, officials said this week, in large part by not adding crew quarters and committing the vessels to shorter trips.

Skagway mayor dies after being hit by bus in Washington D.C.

Skagway mayor dies after being hit by bus in Washington D.C.

The mayor of Skagway and her mother were killed Wednesday evening in Washington D.C. after they were struck by a bus in a crosswalk.

Lauren Maxwell
'Be gracious': Police ask for kindness after woman saved on Juneau bridge

'Be gracious': Police ask for kindness after woman saved on Juneau bridge

Officials with the Juneau Police Department are asking people to be kind to others after a woman was saved on the Juneau Douglas Bridge.

Elizabeth Roman
Juneau clergy records reviewed after alleged Pennsylvania abuse

Juneau clergy records reviewed after alleged Pennsylvania abuse

The Roman Catholic Church in Juneau is examining its records for any possible links of current or former clergy to a vast series of cases in the Lower 48 which came to light in August.

Juneau man wanted in drug-related shooting

Juneau man wanted in drug-related shooting

Juneau police are on the lookout for a 27-year-old Juneau man who shot someone over the sale of narcotics Thursday morning, according to authorities. 

3 Democrats claim strong leads in Juneau races

3 Democrats claim strong leads in Juneau races

Juneau will see the first wholesale turn over of its legislative representation in decades

Steve Quinn
Political newcomers Dimond, Hannan seek Juneau state House post

Political newcomers Dimond, Hannan seek Juneau state House post

Independent Chris Dimond and Democrat Sara Hannan are vying for seat currently held by Sam Kito III

Steve Quinn
Fish-to-Schools feeds Sitka students locally caught, donated salmon

Fish-to-Schools feeds Sitka students locally caught, donated salmon

Every Wednesday, children in Sitka are being served fish, caught from Alaska fisherman

Manny Creech
Nankervis, Story no strangers to public office, seek House seat

Nankervis, Story no strangers to public office, seek House seat

The Juneau District 34 post represents the Republicans' lone chance for a Juneau seat.

Steve Quinn
Etheridge, Kiehl vying for Juneau’s Senate seat

Etheridge, Kiehl vying for Juneau’s Senate seat

Sen. Dennis Egan is retiring after 10 years, leaving his post open for two candidates well known in the Capitol halls.

Steve Quinn
Sitka sea lion finds its way back to ocean

Sitka sea lion finds its way back to ocean

Stranded ashore in Sitka since early Friday morning, a 1,500-pound stellar sea lion was tranquilized and transported back to the ocean Monday afternoon.

Roadless rule agreement pits lawmakers against environmentalists

Roadless rule agreement pits lawmakers against environmentalists

Alaska's Congressional Delegation is praising the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service for signing a Memorandum of Understanding that starts the rulemaking process to develop an Alaska-specific Roadless Rule.

Angela Krenzien
NPS suspends search for overboard passenger

NPS suspends search for overboard passenger

The National Park Service has suspended their search for a man reported as overboard from a cruise ship in Glacier Bay National Park.

Dog dies after being left in hot car in Southeast

Dog dies after being left in hot car in Southeast

A dog was left in a hot car in Southeast on Tuesday where it eventually died, according to the Gastineau Humane Society. 

7 rescued in Alaska waters after fishing boat sinks

7 rescued in Alaska waters after fishing boat sinks

The Coast Guard rescued seven people from a lifeboat Friday morning in southeast Alaska waters after their fishing boat ran aground and sank.

Associated Press
Celebrating cultural reclamation through dance, song and art

Celebrating cultural reclamation through dance, song and art

Nearly 50 Native dance groups descended on Juneau last weekend, celebrating cultural reclamation through dance, song and art.

Steve Quinn
Vessel strike likely cause of humpback whale's death

Vessel strike likely cause of humpback whale's death

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's necropsy team says the male humpback whale found dead on Admiralty Island last week suffered severe trauma. 

56-acre fire burning north of Juneau

56-acre fire burning north of Juneau

The U.S. Forest Service has crews on the ground battling a wildfire in Berner's Bay. 

10 years in prison for meth, heroin distributor

10 years in prison for meth, heroin distributor

A Washington state man will serve 10 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute heroin and meth in Ketchikan and Sitka.

KTVA Web Staff
Attorneys seek later trial date in Alaska cruise ship death

Attorneys seek later trial date in Alaska cruise ship death

Attorneys are asking a federal judge to delay until next May the trial for a Utah man accused of killing his wife on a cruise to Alaska last summer.

Associated Press
First cruise ship for season arrives in Juneau

First cruise ship for season arrives in Juneau

Cruise season is underway in Alaska.

Steve Quinn
Split court sides with Alaska rafting company in man's death

Split court sides with Alaska rafting company in man's death

A divided Alaska Supreme Court has sided with a river rafting company, deciding its release form protected it from liability in the 2013 death of a man on a rafting trip.

Associated Press
2 of 3 suspects sought in Sitka shooting in custody

2 of 3 suspects sought in Sitka shooting in custody

Sitka Police say two of three suspects wanted in a shooting that took place over the weekend are now in custody. 

KTVA Web Staff
Quake felt as far as Juneau

Quake felt as far as Juneau

A 7.9 earthquake shakes Southeast communities, who were also put on Tsunami alert

Steve Quinn
Caller finds body near Douglas Bridge in Juneau

Caller finds body near Douglas Bridge in Juneau

Caller reports finding a body near the Douglas Bridge in Juneau. JPD investigates.

KTVA Web Staff
JPD arrests stabbing suspect

JPD arrests stabbing suspect

A Juneau man was stabbed inside his own home Thursday evening, according to police. 

KTVA Web Staff
Alaska marine scientist dies of injuries suffered in crash

Alaska marine scientist dies of injuries suffered in crash

An Alaska marine scientist severely injured in a December traffic crash has died.

Associated Press
Shot fired to break up dogfight in Juneau

Shot fired to break up dogfight in Juneau

A resident discharged a firearm Tuesday morning in Juneau after seeing two people being injured while trying to break up a dogfight. 

KTVA Web Staff
Search suspended for 2 missing in Juneau small-boat capsize

Search suspended for 2 missing in Juneau small-boat capsize

The missing men were last seen during the boat's capsize at about 9 p.m. Tuesday, in the 44-degree waters of Gastineau Channel.

Juneau to address shoplifting with therapy-based program

Juneau to address shoplifting with therapy-based program

With petty theft on the rise, the City and Borough of Juneau are trying something new -- a therapy-based approach to try to curb crime.

Liz Raines
Man charged with murdering worker at Southeast Alaska logging camp

Man charged with murdering worker at Southeast Alaska logging camp

A 26-year-old man is accused of fatally shooting a worker at a Southeast Alaska logging camp Wednesday, after he allegedly confessed the crime to a colleague.

Troopers catch 13-year-old behind the wheel in Southeast

Troopers catch 13-year-old behind the wheel in Southeast

A juvenile was pulled over in Ketchikan Saturday night after driving around without headlights on in the dark.

KTVA Web Staff
Kake man shoots up construction trailer with people inside

Kake man shoots up construction trailer with people inside

A Kake man is in custody after shooting up a construction trailer, nearly hitting people inside, according to Alaska State Troopers.

KTVA Web Staff
Report: Southeast Alaska economy down

Report: Southeast Alaska economy down

A new report says the loss of jobs around the state of Alaska is hitting the southeast portion of the state particulary hard.

Associated Press
Heavy rainfall recorded in Southeast Alaska

Heavy rainfall recorded in Southeast Alaska

The Ketchikan area has recorded 4-11" of rain since Monday.

Death of Kake woman, 19, reportedly 'suspicious'

Death of Kake woman, 19, reportedly 'suspicious'

A woman from the Southeast Alaska community of Kake died late Tuesday, Alaska State Troopers said, following an incident which is currently under investigation.

KTVA Web Staff

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