With mandate passed, city asks for compliance

‘If we have to, we can issue citations.’

Alaska continues streak of high new case numbers

The cases connected to Alaska Glacier Seafoods rises to 40.

Cmdr. Brian McLaughlin speaks to Coast Guard Air Station Sitka personnel during a change of command ceremony held at Air Station Sitka, Alaska, July 17, 2020. (Courtesy photo | U.S. Coast Guard)
Cmdr. Brian McLaughlin speaks to Coast Guard Air Station Sitka personnel during a change of command ceremony held at Air Station Sitka, Alaska, July 17, 2020. (Courtesy photo | U.S. Coast Guard)
Eaglecrest Ski Area will be closed to all users on Thursday, July 23, 2020, as they conduct blasting operations. (Courtesy photo | Eaglecrest Ski Area)

Eaglecrest to hold demolition work

They’re blasting into a rock face to create more material for trails.

Eaglecrest Ski Area will be closed to all users on Thursday, July 23, 2020, as they conduct blasting operations. (Courtesy photo | Eaglecrest Ski Area)
The Juneau Police Department organized participation in the National Night Out for all Juneau public services, including Capital City Fire/Rescue, the Alaska State Troopers, and other uniformed and nonuniformed public services, Aug. 6, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Police Department organized participation in the National Night Out for all Juneau public services, including Capital City Fire/Rescue, the Alaska State Troopers, and other uniformed and nonuniformed public services, Aug. 6, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Peter Segall | Juneau Empire 
                                Alaska Glacier Seafoods has had an outbreak of the coronavirus that’s spread to 38 workers as of July 20, 2020.

Alaska and Juneau hit new highs for COVID-19 cases

Juneau had 26 new cases connected to Alaska Glacier Seafoods.

Peter Segall | Juneau Empire 
                                Alaska Glacier Seafoods has had an outbreak of the coronavirus that’s spread to 38 workers as of July 20, 2020.
Power was cut to many in Juneau late Sunday evening on July 19, 2020. Alaska Electric Light and Power is working to find the fault while transmitting power on another line. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Power was cut to many in Juneau late Sunday evening on July 19, 2020. Alaska Electric Light and Power is working to find the fault while transmitting power on another line. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
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)
Faint damage can be seen where Joe and Kendall Carson’s boat struck a whale in a June 29 collision that left three people injured. (Courtesy photo | Kendall Carson)

Passenger tells story of whale collision that injured 3

The unlikely crash does not appear to have seriously hurt any whales

Faint damage can be seen where Joe and Kendall Carson’s boat struck a whale in a June 29 collision that left three people injured. (Courtesy photo | Kendall Carson)
The governor and Department of Public Safety condemned Google in a news release after the company would not allow Alaska State Troopers to pay for further distribution of an ad, July 17, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Governor, Department of Public Safety blast Google after company cancels ad

Google says advertising company needs to be verified for the U.S.

The governor and Department of Public Safety condemned Google in a news release after the company would not allow Alaska State Troopers to pay for further distribution of an ad, July 17, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Capital City Fire/Rescue Firefighter paramedic Wendy Wallers holds a COVID-19 screening kit at the Hagevig Regional Fire Training Center on Monday, June 29, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
Capital City Fire/Rescue Firefighter paramedic Wendy Wallers holds a COVID-19 screening kit at the Hagevig Regional Fire Training Center on Monday, June 29, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
Courtesy photo | Kaitlyn Tolin 
                                Kaitlyn Tolin paddled with partner Amanda Painter from Juneau to Haines over three days in early July. They said they were inspired by friends who had made similar paddleboard trips.
Courtesy photo | Kaitlyn Tolin 
                                Kaitlyn Tolin paddled with partner Amanda Painter from Juneau to Haines over three days in early July. They said they were inspired by friends who had made similar paddleboard trips.
The Juneau Pioneer Home on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. All staff at each Pioneer Home had received negative COVID-19 test results the Department of Health and Social Services announced Tuesday, meaning all the Homes were now able to host limited in-person visits. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Pioneer Home on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. All staff at each Pioneer Home had received negative COVID-19 test results the Department of Health and Social Services announced Tuesday, meaning all the Homes were now able to host limited in-person visits. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Board of Education met July 14, 2020 to discuss plans for the upcoming school year. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

School board approves mask policy, later start date

The school board also confirmed Dr. Bridget Weiss for another three years.

The Juneau Board of Education met July 14, 2020 to discuss plans for the upcoming school year. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
This composite of courtesy images shows Juneau artists and art by Juneauites who recently earned Rasmuson Foundation awards. (Top left) a still from “This Place/This Sound”, (top middle) Crystal Worl, (top right) Corinna Cook, (bottom left) Annie Bartholomew, (bottom middle) Christy NaMee Eriksen, (bottom right) painting by Lily Hope. (Courtesy Photos)

Lesser-heard voices from the past sing loud for Alaska art awards

Projects range from huge public murals to albums to dances and more.

This composite of courtesy images shows Juneau artists and art by Juneauites who recently earned Rasmuson Foundation awards. (Top left) a still from “This Place/This Sound”, (top middle) Crystal Worl, (top right) Corinna Cook, (bottom left) Annie Bartholomew, (bottom middle) Christy NaMee Eriksen, (bottom right) painting by Lily Hope. (Courtesy Photos)