Outgoing UAS chancellor: Merger talk ‘something you should pay attention to’
Outgoing UAS chancellor: Merger talk ‘something you should pay attention to’
State releases Alaska-themed materials encouraging COVID-19 precautions
State releases Alaska-themed materials encouraging COVID-19 precautions
The Tongass National Forest sign seen en route to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Court blocks timber sale in Alaska’s Tongass Forest

It ends the plan to open almost 38 square miles of old growth forest.

The Tongass National Forest sign seen en route to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Health officials say wear a mask —whether or not there is a mandate
Health officials say wear a mask —whether or not there is a mandate
The Capitol building in Juneau, Alaska. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)

Filing seeks hold on Alaska business aid pending changes

He contends the money should be spent according to “defined standards.”

The Capitol building in Juneau, Alaska. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
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. Photo courtesy NIAID-RML via AP.

State reports new COVID-19 cases

16 for residents, 19 for nonresidents

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. Photo courtesy NIAID-RML via AP.
Peter Segall | Juneau Empire                                 An UnCruise vessel sits tied up on Juneau’s waterfront on Monday, June 22, 2020. UnCruise and other small cruise ship lines are planning limited voyages to Alaska for the end of summer. That has some local officials worried about how they might handle a health crisis, and considering how they can boost the economy.
Peter Segall | Juneau Empire                                 An UnCruise vessel sits tied up on Juneau’s waterfront on Monday, June 22, 2020. UnCruise and other small cruise ship lines are planning limited voyages to Alaska for the end of summer. That has some local officials worried about how they might handle a health crisis, and considering how they can boost the economy.
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 more than 20 new COVID-19 cases

The state reported Saturday 21 new cases of COVID-19 involving Alaskans. None of the new cases were reported in Juneau, according to Department of Health… Continue reading

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)
Polarizing Petition: Hundreds call for statue’s removal

Polarizing Petition: Hundreds call for statue’s removal

But not everyone wants to see Seward leave spot near Capitol.

Polarizing Petition: Hundreds call for statue’s removal
Alaska Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment execute an extraction mission via a CH-47 Chinook helicopter over Healy, Alaska, June 18, 2020. As part of a combined effort with the Department of Natural Resources, the Guardsmen rigged and airlifted “Bus 142,” known from book and film, “Into the Wild”, out of its location on Stampede Road in light of public safety concerns. (Courtesy photo | Alaska National Guard )

‘Into the Wild’ bus goes into the air

National Guard and Department of Natural Resources remove infamous bus.

Alaska Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment execute an extraction mission via a CH-47 Chinook helicopter over Healy, Alaska, June 18, 2020. As part of a combined effort with the Department of Natural Resources, the Guardsmen rigged and airlifted “Bus 142,” known from book and film, “Into the Wild”, out of its location on Stampede Road in light of public safety concerns. (Courtesy photo | Alaska National Guard )
Survey sheds light on what worries Alaska’s fishermen
Survey sheds light on what worries Alaska’s fishermen
Ketchikan warns virus spread possible after quarantine break

Ketchikan warns virus spread possible after quarantine break

A person who didn’t follow quarantine procedures created the possibility of community spread.

Ketchikan warns virus spread possible after quarantine break
Alaska’s Congressional Delegation, from left to right, Sen. Dan Sullivan, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Rep. Don Young, all Republicans. Delegates responded to criticisms of President Trump made by former Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Alaska’s Congressional Delegation, from left to right, Sen. Dan Sullivan, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Rep. Don Young, all Republicans. Delegates responded to criticisms of President Trump made by former Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
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)
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)
Vote-by-mail will be up to Alaskans, state says
Vote-by-mail will be up to Alaskans, state says
Members of the de Rham family from the U.S. and Canada visit at the border between the countries in Peace Arch Park, in Blaine, Wash. With the border closed to nonessential travel amid the global pandemic, families and couples across the continent have found themselves cut off from loved ones on the other side. But the recent reopening of Peace Arch Park, which spans from Blaine into Surrey, British Columbia, at the far western end of the 3,987-mile contiguous border, has given at least a few separated parents, siblings, lovers and friends a rare chance for some better-than-Skype visits. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Canada, US extend border restrictions to July 21.

Americans who are returning to the U.S. and Canadians who are returning to Canada are exempted.

Members of the de Rham family from the U.S. and Canada visit at the border between the countries in Peace Arch Park, in Blaine, Wash. With the border closed to nonessential travel amid the global pandemic, families and couples across the continent have found themselves cut off from loved ones on the other side. But the recent reopening of Peace Arch Park, which spans from Blaine into Surrey, British Columbia, at the far western end of the 3,987-mile contiguous border, has given at least a few separated parents, siblings, lovers and friends a rare chance for some better-than-Skype visits. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Small business funding may draw Legislature back to Juneau
Small business funding may draw Legislature back to Juneau
New New Deal? City announces jobs program
New New Deal? City announces jobs program
The Friendship Terrace assisting level center, as seen on Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. A part of the Homer Senior Citizens Senior Center, Friendship Terrace reported two staff members tested positive for COVID-19 on June 10, and that a resident tested positive on Friday. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
The Friendship Terrace assisting level center, as seen on Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. A part of the Homer Senior Citizens Senior Center, Friendship Terrace reported two staff members tested positive for COVID-19 on June 10, and that a resident tested positive on Friday. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
State releases PFD amount

State releases PFD amount

Covid causes early payments.

State releases PFD amount