This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)
A whale dives on the way to Tracy Arm. (Courtesy photo | Linda Shaw)

3 injured when boat, humpback whale collide in Alaska waters

The collision happened Saturday.

  • Jun 30, 2020
A whale dives on the way to Tracy Arm. (Courtesy photo | Linda Shaw)

Police calls for Tuesday June 30, 2020

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  • Jun 30, 2020
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                                Lack of cruise ships relying on shore power from Alaska Electric Light and Power will not affect customers, said an AEL&P official June 29, 2020.

Heavy rain and surplus of power means savings for power customers

The lack of cruise ships hasn’t hurt rates.

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                                Lack of cruise ships relying on shore power from Alaska Electric Light and Power will not affect customers, said an AEL&P official June 29, 2020.

Attorney General says mask order doesn’t apply to state offices

Clarkson said the order does not apply to state buildings and facilities in Anchorage

‘A death that wasn’t theirs’: Local woman says Juneau COVID-19 death incorrectly counted

Deceased was listed as Juneau resident, her niece says she never lived here.

This March 25, 2020, file photo shows a small load of pollack being sorted as it comes off a boat at the Portland Fish Exchange in Portland, Maine. The amount of commercial fishing taking place worldwide has dipped since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but scientists and conservation experts say it’s unclear if the slowdown will help jeopardized species of sea life to recover. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Worldwide slowdown in fishing unlikely to save rare species

Commercial fishing taking place worldwide has dipped since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

This March 25, 2020, file photo shows a small load of pollack being sorted as it comes off a boat at the Portland Fish Exchange in Portland, Maine. The amount of commercial fishing taking place worldwide has dipped since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but scientists and conservation experts say it’s unclear if the slowdown will help jeopardized species of sea life to recover. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

State reports 25 new cases

Juneau’s not on the report this time.

This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

Police calls for Sunday, June 28, 2020

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                                The Glory Hall is currently the only source for a meal for many Juneau residents experiencing homelessness, June 25, 2020. Executive Director Mariya Lovishchuk said that this is leading to friction with downtown residents and businesses, and she supports the Juneau Cares program, a program that pays local restaurants to help feed the homeless or food-insecure.

Program to feed hungry, fund restaurants trudging toward reality

The program could inject up to $1 million into local restaurants while feeding the most vulnerable.

Photos by Peter Segall | Juneau Empire
                                The Glory Hall is currently the only source for a meal for many Juneau residents experiencing homelessness, June 25, 2020. Executive Director Mariya Lovishchuk said that this is leading to friction with downtown residents and businesses, and she supports the Juneau Cares program, a program that pays local restaurants to help feed the homeless or food-insecure.
Willie Anderson holds up a flag in front at a short PFLAG gathering held near the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Despite pandemic, they’ve still got Pride

PFLAG and Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition gather near glacier.

Willie Anderson holds up a flag in front at a short PFLAG gathering held near the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Landing gear from a 1952 C-124 Globemaster II aircraft accident rests on top of Colony Glacier June 10, 2015. Each summer since 2012 Alaskan Command has supported Operation Colony Glacier by removing aircraft debris and assisting in the recovery of human remains to ensure closure for families who have lost loved ones. (U.S. Air Force photo | Tech. Sgt. John Gordinier)
Landing gear from a 1952 C-124 Globemaster II aircraft accident rests on top of Colony Glacier June 10, 2015. Each summer since 2012 Alaskan Command has supported Operation Colony Glacier by removing aircraft debris and assisting in the recovery of human remains to ensure closure for families who have lost loved ones. (U.S. Air Force photo | Tech. Sgt. John Gordinier)
This map shows regional corporations established by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act in 1971. On Friday, a judge ruled Alaska Native Corporations are eligible to receive federal coronavirus relief funds. (Courtesy Photo | US National Park Service)

Judge rules Alaska Native corporations can get tribal virus relief money

Alaska Native corporations are eligible for relief funding for tribes, a federal judge ruled.

This map shows regional corporations established by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act in 1971. On Friday, a judge ruled Alaska Native Corporations are eligible to receive federal coronavirus relief funds. (Courtesy Photo | US National Park Service)

State reports 2 new coronavirus deaths

Both people, listed as Juneau residents, were living out of state, according to DHSS.

This harbor seal pup from Juneau is one of six to be admitted to the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward. (Courtesy Photo | SeaLife Center)
This harbor seal pup from Juneau is one of six to be admitted to the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward. (Courtesy Photo | SeaLife Center)
Water droplets sit on a blade of grass following a rainy period in Interior Alaska. (Courtesy Photo | Ned Rozell)

Rain falls, as it always has

Rain is, after all, the free distribution of a substance more valuable than gold.

Water droplets sit on a blade of grass following a rainy period in Interior Alaska. (Courtesy Photo | Ned Rozell)
Triston Chaney and his brother sit aboard their grandpa’s gill-netter in Bristol Bay. (Courtesy Photo | Triston Chaney)

An interview with a lifelong fisherman

“When the salmon are running, we can catch all we want pretty quickly.”

Triston Chaney and his brother sit aboard their grandpa’s gill-netter in Bristol Bay. (Courtesy Photo | Triston Chaney)
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