Cases of syphilis in Alaska more than doubled in a year, according to Alaska Department of Health and Social Services data. (Courtesy Photo / Wikimedia)

Syphilis cases in Alaska more than double in a year

STDs are reaching all-time highs in Alaska.

Cases of syphilis in Alaska more than doubled in a year, according to Alaska Department of Health and Social Services data. (Courtesy Photo / Wikimedia)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

City reports 1 new case, state 114

One death removed from the total.

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Man flown to Seattle after early morning crash

The man, whose name has not yet been released, was ejected from the vehicle.

People walk near Nugget Falls Thursday, July 30, 2020. A flood warning is in effect for Mendenhall Lake and Mendenhall River through 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. As water levels rise, recreation sites near the glacier may be hazardous or inaccessible. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
People walk near Nugget Falls Thursday, July 30, 2020. A flood warning is in effect for Mendenhall Lake and Mendenhall River through 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. As water levels rise, recreation sites near the glacier may be hazardous or inaccessible. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
A proposed design for a Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska-run transitional living facility on the corner of Alaway Avenue and Glacier Highway. Tlingit and Haida will seek permitting on Aug. 11. (Courtesy Art / Tlingit and Haida)
A proposed design for a Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska-run transitional living facility on the corner of Alaway Avenue and Glacier Highway. Tlingit and Haida will seek permitting on Aug. 11. (Courtesy Art / Tlingit and Haida)
A Juneau Police Department officer at the Juneau International Airport on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Nonresident out-of-state arrivals will have to provide negative COVID-19-test results under a revised travel mandate from Gov. Mike Dunleavy. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
A Juneau Police Department officer at the Juneau International Airport on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Nonresident out-of-state arrivals will have to provide negative COVID-19-test results under a revised travel mandate from Gov. Mike Dunleavy. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire 
                                Customers line up at a business in downtown Juneau on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. The rise in COVID-19 cases could partially be attributed to an increase among young adults, state health experts said Tuesday. Even outside, state health experts have recommended wearing face coverings when less than six feet from others.
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire 
                                Customers line up at a business in downtown Juneau on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. The rise in COVID-19 cases could partially be attributed to an increase among young adults, state health experts said Tuesday. Even outside, state health experts have recommended wearing face coverings when less than six feet from others.

‘He never traveled without him’: Former Juneauite, beloved pet die less than 2 days apart

“We found it extremely beautiful and fitting that [they] left pretty much at the same time.”

Members from Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro stand in formation on the back of the cutter, July 24, 2020. The cutter’s hull day, July 24, correlates with its hull number, 724. (Courtesy photo / U.S. Coast Guard)

Cutter Douglas Munro celebrates Hull Day at sea

USCG WHEC-724 represented on their day — July 24.

Members from Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro stand in formation on the back of the cutter, July 24, 2020. The cutter’s hull day, July 24, correlates with its hull number, 724. (Courtesy photo / U.S. Coast Guard)
Stephanie Spiess will join the Juneau Empire as the advertising director. (Courtesy photo / Sound Publishing)

Juneau Empire welcomes new ad director

The veteran manager has decades of experience.

Stephanie Spiess will join the Juneau Empire as the advertising director. (Courtesy photo / Sound Publishing)
This electron microscope image made available and color-enhanced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Md., shows Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, orange, isolated from a patient. (NIAID/National Institutes of Health via AP)

State reports 137 new COVID-19 cases

New resident and nonresident cases in Juneau.

This electron microscope image made available and color-enhanced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Md., shows Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, orange, isolated from a patient. (NIAID/National Institutes of Health via AP)
Municipal elections for the City and Borough of Juneau will be held on Oct. 6, 2020, now that candidates have been finalized. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Municipal elections for the City and Borough of Juneau will be held on Oct. 6, 2020, now that candidates have been finalized. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Police Department, March 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Juneau Police Department releases regulations and operations manual

The move comes after a push for transparency from the public.

The Juneau Police Department, March 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)