Gavel (Courtesy photo)

Judge declines to block virus aid to businesses

“The current situation is too grave,” he said.

Gavel (Courtesy photo)
Board of Regents announced interim president candidates
Board of Regents announced interim president candidates
The University of Alaska Board of Regents will meet this and next week to select an interim president. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
The University of Alaska Board of Regents will meet this and next week to select an interim president. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
Recommendations or regulations? Unions call for stricter COIVD-19 protections
Recommendations or regulations? Unions call for stricter COIVD-19 protections
Gavel (Courtesy photo)

Judge hears arguments in virus relief aid case

A state judge will hear arguments over whether to block federal COVID-19 relief to small businesses.

Gavel (Courtesy photo)
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)

State counts 49 new COVID-19 cases

46 residents were among the total.

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 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)
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)
Counting CARES: Assembly examines planned use of funds
Counting CARES: Assembly examines planned use of funds
Gov. Mike Dunleavy wears a bandana while speaking at a June 30 press conference. (Courtesy Photo | Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy wears a bandana while speaking at a June 30 press conference. (Courtesy Photo | Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)
Permits are next step for social service campus
Permits are next step for social service campus
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. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

State reports 55 new cases, 1 death

Now more active cases than recoveries.

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. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)
Concern comes with warm holiday weekend
Concern comes with warm holiday weekend
Here’s how much money was distributed to Alaskans on an early PFD day
Here’s how much money was distributed to Alaskans on an early PFD day
Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighter/EMT Jessica Skiba holds a COVID-19 test sample at the city’s drive-thru screening site at the Hagevig Regional Fire Training Center in the Mendenhall Valley on Monday, June 29, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighter/EMT Jessica Skiba holds a COVID-19 test sample at the city’s drive-thru screening site at the Hagevig Regional Fire Training Center in the Mendenhall Valley on Monday, June 29, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
State counts 42 new coronavirus cases
State counts 42 new coronavirus cases
Dunleavy urges diligence ahead of holiday weekend
Dunleavy urges diligence ahead of holiday weekend
Attorney General says mask order doesn’t apply to state offices

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

Attorney General says mask order doesn’t apply to state offices
‘A death that wasn’t theirs’: Local woman says Juneau COVID-19 death incorrectly counted

‘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.

‘A death that wasn’t theirs’: Local woman says Juneau COVID-19 death incorrectly counted
State reports 2 new cases for Juneau
State reports 2 new cases for Juneau
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)