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)

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

‘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.

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)
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)
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

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

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 )