3 local cases, 50 statewide reported

3 local cases, 50 statewide reported

City and Borough of Juneau reported on Tuesday three new COVID-19 cases. All the newly reported cases are under investigation, the city said in a… Continue reading

3 local cases, 50 statewide reported
Gross talks importance of public option after campaign event

Gross talks importance of public option after campaign event

Doctor-turned-candidate talks health care on the campaign trail.

Gross talks importance of public option after campaign event
Eyes turn to Alaska’s senators amid Supreme Court vacancy
Eyes turn to Alaska’s senators amid Supreme Court vacancy
Holocaust awareness in Alaska is low, survey shows

Holocaust awareness in Alaska is low, survey shows

Alaska ranked 41st in US for Holocaust awareness in new survey

Holocaust awareness in Alaska is low, survey shows
An Alaska man will appear in Canadian court on Sept. 21 after an incident entering Canada when border security officers seized the fourteen firearms pictured, alongside loaded magazines, ammunition, and other paraphernalia at a crossing southeast of Vancouver. (Courtesy photo / Canada Border Services Agency)

Alaska man charged in Canada for smuggling firearms

There were fourteen firearms, many illegal in Canada, seized in a July incident.

An Alaska man will appear in Canadian court on Sept. 21 after an incident entering Canada when border security officers seized the fourteen firearms pictured, alongside loaded magazines, ammunition, and other paraphernalia at a crossing southeast of Vancouver. (Courtesy photo / Canada Border Services Agency)
Gov. Mike Dunlevy speaks at a news conference on Aug. 18, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)

State says additional unemployment payments are coming soon

People will receive the extra $300 payment for each week filed if eligible to receive $100 or more.

Gov. Mike Dunlevy speaks at a news conference on Aug. 18, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)
Judge makes decision on whether to force Alaska to reprint 800K ballots
Judge makes decision on whether to force Alaska to reprint 800K ballots
Election reform measure goes beyond party lines
Election reform measure goes beyond party lines
Winds kick up century old volcanic ash in Alaska

Winds kick up century old volcanic ash in Alaska

While western states were suffered hazy skies, Alaska dealt with an air problem born a century ago.

Winds kick up century old volcanic ash in Alaska
Pitney wants to bring certainty back to UA
Pitney wants to bring certainty back to UA
State department warns of social media pyramid scheme

State department warns of social media pyramid scheme

It’s likely operating in multiple communities.

State department warns of social media pyramid scheme
Public hearings for a pair of measures that will appear on ballots come Election Day will be held by telephone. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Dates set for ballot measure hearings

They’re later this month.

Public hearings for a pair of measures that will appear on ballots come Election Day will be held by telephone. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Woman comes forward about encounter with ex-Lt Gov

Woman comes forward about encounter with ex-Lt Gov

She said she decided to come forward now because of harassment she said her teenage daughter faces.

Woman comes forward about encounter with ex-Lt Gov
Libertarian presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen was in Juneau Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, meeting with residents and business owners, and to play a quick game of hockey with local players at the Treadwell Arena. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Libertarian presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen was in Juneau Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, meeting with residents and business owners, and to play a quick game of hockey with local players at the Treadwell Arena. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to local leaders at the Alaska Municipal League’s legislative conference in this February 2020 photo. (Peter Segall/ Juneau Empire File)

Dunleavy to pay $2,800 after ads found to violate ethics law

Agreement resolves allegations that his office improperly used state funds for online, printed ads.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to local leaders at the Alaska Municipal League’s legislative conference in this February 2020 photo. (Peter Segall/ Juneau Empire File)
A male pink salmon fights its way up stream to spawn in a Southeast Alaska stream in August 2010. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Study: Pink salmon could prosper in warmer Arctic waters

The findings bolster reports from Alaska subsistence fishermen.

A male pink salmon fights its way up stream to spawn in a Southeast Alaska stream in August 2010. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
State reports a low number of new COVID-19 cases
State reports a low number of new COVID-19 cases
Judge sides with state on ballot application mailings

Judge sides with state on ballot application mailings

U.S. District Court says state’s decision isn’t discriminatory.

Judge sides with state on ballot application mailings
Vaccine distribution plan? Health officials say Alaska already has one
Vaccine distribution plan? Health officials say Alaska already has one
Alaska Supreme Court rules bonding plan is unconstitutional

Alaska Supreme Court rules bonding plan is unconstitutional

The court said the Legislature-approved plan is “unconstitutional in its entirety.”

Alaska Supreme Court rules bonding plan is unconstitutional