COVID-19 testing is available, but can be costly

Doctor visits and tests before COVID test.

An Alaska Airlines cargo/passenger jet lifts off from the Juneau International Airport in this December 2014 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
An Alaska Airlines cargo/passenger jet lifts off from the Juneau International Airport in this December 2014 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Juneau School District building, March 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau School District building, March 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

A village grave led to a virus breakthrough

It happened 102 years ago.

  • Mar 20, 2020

Police calls for Sunday, March 22, 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

Police calls for Friday, March 20, 2020

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A hospital worker sets up a curbside testing area for people showing symptoms after potential contact with the new coronavirus, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Dustin Safranek | Ketchikan Daily News via AP)

Alaska gets work requirement waiver for food stamps

Alaska received a statewide waiver from work requirements for food stamp recipients, the state health commissioner said Wednesday, as new coronavirus cases in Alaska also… Continue reading

A hospital worker sets up a curbside testing area for people showing symptoms after potential contact with the new coronavirus, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Dustin Safranek | Ketchikan Daily News via AP)
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy announces the state of Alaska has its first positive case of the new coronavirus, during a news conference Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

3 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in state

State working with federal authorities.

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy announces the state of Alaska has its first positive case of the new coronavirus, during a news conference Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

AEL&P temporarily suspends late fees, disconnections

The company is looking to ease a fraught time for everyone.

Workmen install a Foodland IGA sign at their downtown store on in August 2016. Foodland and other local grocers are reserving hours for people especially vulnerable to COVID-19. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Workmen install a Foodland IGA sign at their downtown store on in August 2016. Foodland and other local grocers are reserving hours for people especially vulnerable to COVID-19. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Juneau-Douglas City Museum will be among the public facilities closed because of COVID-19 concerns. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Juneau-Douglas City Museum will be among the public facilities closed because of COVID-19 concerns. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Jeff Lund | For the Juneau Empire 
                                Upon arriving in California, Jeff Lund immediately drove to the isolated reaches of the Upper Sacramento to practice social distancing and to find some trout.

Coping with Covid-19

“When your release reminds you of how bad things are, it’s not a release.”

Jeff Lund | For the Juneau Empire 
                                Upon arriving in California, Jeff Lund immediately drove to the isolated reaches of the Upper Sacramento to practice social distancing and to find some trout.
Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File 
                                Perseverance Theatre is postponing its show “Fun Home.”

Perseverance Theatre postpones fun home

Perseverance Theatre is postponing a play that was planned to open later this month. “Fun Home,” which is based on a graphic memoir by Alison… Continue reading

Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File 
                                Perseverance Theatre is postponing its show “Fun Home.”

Police calls for Thursday, March 19, 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

Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, speaks before the Senate passes a supplemental budget, Wednesday, March 18. (Courtesy Photo | Daniel McDonald)
Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, speaks before the Senate passes a supplemental budget, Wednesday, March 18. (Courtesy Photo | Daniel McDonald)
Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire 
                                First Student employees and Juneau School District food services supervisor Adrianne Schwartz carry student meals off the bus near Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Monday.

Juneau School District distributes student meals as schools shuttered

The coronavirus has forced the school district to react quickly.

Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire 
                                First Student employees and Juneau School District food services supervisor Adrianne Schwartz carry student meals off the bus near Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Monday.
Triangle Club owner Leeann Thomas, right, and bartender Sam Sims, toast the bar at last call before an indefinite closure due to coronavirus prevention measure, March 18, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Triangle Club owner Leeann Thomas, right, and bartender Sam Sims, toast the bar at last call before an indefinite closure due to coronavirus prevention measure, March 18, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Rep. Chuck Kopp, R-Anchorage, speaks in support of his bill to recognize Alaska’s 229 already federally-recognized tribes on Friday, March 13, 2020. A photo of Alaska Native civil rights pioneer Elizabeth Peratrovich can be seen in the background. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

House passes bill to recognize Alaska’s tribes

Tribes have self-governed for millenia.

Rep. Chuck Kopp, R-Anchorage, speaks in support of his bill to recognize Alaska’s 229 already federally-recognized tribes on Friday, March 13, 2020. A photo of Alaska Native civil rights pioneer Elizabeth Peratrovich can be seen in the background. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
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