Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios | U.S. Coast Guard 
                                An MH-60 Jayhawk crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka carries out training in Juneau on June 26, 2018.

Coast Guard flies pump to vessel taking on water

Civilian vessels also responded to the situation.

Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios | U.S. Coast Guard 
                                An MH-60 Jayhawk crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka carries out training in Juneau on June 26, 2018.
Centennial Hall, left and the Juneau Arts & Culture Center, center, seen in this August 2019 photo are providing shelter for homeless people in Juneau in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent spell of cold weather. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

JACC opens for cold weather, overnight sheltering

People will be able to shelter in Centennial Hall during the day.

Centennial Hall, left and the Juneau Arts & Culture Center, center, seen in this August 2019 photo are providing shelter for homeless people in Juneau in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent spell of cold weather. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, gray, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. Experts say researchers racing against time to provide a proven treatment for COVID-19 will have to balance scientific rigor against speed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/NIAID-RML via AP

More COVID-19 cases and deaths reported in Alaska

A third Alaskan has died as cases in the state topped 100 over the weekend.

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, gray, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. Experts say researchers racing against time to provide a proven treatment for COVID-19 will have to balance scientific rigor against speed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/NIAID-RML via AP
The Alaska State Capitol on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Legislature approves budget, PFD

Budget includes COVID-19 relief.

  • Mar 29, 2020
The Alaska State Capitol on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Police calls for Sunday, March 29, 2020

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction… Continue reading

Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire
                                A patient, who tested positive for the coronavirus, had contact with the first floor of the state office building at 410 Willoughby Ave., according to an email from DEC Commissioner Jason Brune.

State workers share COVID-19 concerns

Supervisors’ hands feel tied.

Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire
                                A patient, who tested positive for the coronavirus, had contact with the first floor of the state office building at 410 Willoughby Ave., according to an email from DEC Commissioner Jason Brune.
Hal Daugherty shows off his hood design, to be put into production at his all-volunteer Southeast Regional Personal Protective Equipment Fabrication Facility, stood up in his sterilized workspace at Capital Canvas, March 27, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Juneau residents work to prevent mask shortage before it happens

They’re working to support those on the frontlines of the outbreak.

Hal Daugherty shows off his hood design, to be put into production at his all-volunteer Southeast Regional Personal Protective Equipment Fabrication Facility, stood up in his sterilized workspace at Capital Canvas, March 27, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Stephan Patterson poses for a photo in Anchorage in this Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 photo, Patterson and other U.S. Census takers are reporting problems when conducting first-in-the-nation counts in rural parts of Alaska, including lack of communication about assignments, frustration with a smartphone app for filing time sheets and disappointment when they find out they are not being reimbursed for purchasing cold-weather gear. (AP Photo | Mark Thiessen)

Census hiccups in Alaska may offer preview for rest of the country

Some door-to-door workers have grown frustrated by not knowing when they’ll get next assignments.

  • Mar 28, 2020
Stephan Patterson poses for a photo in Anchorage in this Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 photo, Patterson and other U.S. Census takers are reporting problems when conducting first-in-the-nation counts in rural parts of Alaska, including lack of communication about assignments, frustration with a smartphone app for filing time sheets and disappointment when they find out they are not being reimbursed for purchasing cold-weather gear. (AP Photo | Mark Thiessen)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a press conference in Anchorage on Thursday, March 26, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a press conference in Anchorage on Thursday, March 26, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)

Juneau’s 4th COVID-19 case confirmed

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Friday confirmed Juneau’s fourth case of COVID-19, according to City and Borough of Juneau. Officials with the… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2020

Anchorage hospital reports coronavirus death

It’s only the second Alaskan death.

  • Mar 27, 2020
Juneau’s City Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

City urges governor to promote teleworking, safety at state offices

The initiatives are aimed at staunching the wounds for small businesses.

Juneau’s City Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Harvey Shields, from Saxman, Alaska, leads the Cape Fox Dancers during the Grand Entrance of the Sealaska Heritage Institute Celebration 2014 march from the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall to Centennial Hall.This year’s Celebration has been postponed. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Celebration 2020 is postponed

New dates are in 2021.

Harvey Shields, from Saxman, Alaska, leads the Cape Fox Dancers during the Grand Entrance of the Sealaska Heritage Institute Celebration 2014 march from the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall to Centennial Hall.This year’s Celebration has been postponed. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A male red fox returns to a den with a snowshoe hare. (Courtesy Photo | Ned Rozell)

The secret life of a red fox family

Focusing on fox kits, not test kits.

A male red fox returns to a den with a snowshoe hare. (Courtesy Photo | Ned Rozell)

Police calls for Friday, March 27, 2020

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction… Continue reading

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