State to use hotels, dorms to quarantine homeless

Decision allows state to receive FEMA support.

In this March 12, 2020, photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del. Biden has won the Alaska Democrats’ party-run presidential primary, defeating Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday, April 11, days after Sanders suspended his campaign. (AP Photo | Matt Rourke, File)

Biden beats Sanders to win Alaska Democratic primary

Joe Biden has won the Alaska Democrats’ party-run presidential primary, beating Sen. Bernie Sanders days after Sanders suspended his campaign. Biden beat Sanders Saturday 55.3%… Continue reading

In this March 12, 2020, photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del. Biden has won the Alaska Democrats’ party-run presidential primary, defeating Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday, April 11, days after Sanders suspended his campaign. (AP Photo | Matt Rourke, File)
Courtesy photo | Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy 
                                Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink speaks at a press conference in Anchorage on March 23, 2020.
Courtesy photo | Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy 
                                Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink speaks at a press conference in Anchorage on March 23, 2020.
Peter Segall | Juneau Empire 
                                The playground at Harborview Elementary School remains empty on Friday, April 10, 2020.
Peter Segall | Juneau Empire 
                                The playground at Harborview Elementary School remains empty on Friday, April 10, 2020.

Trump declares coronavirus disaster for Alaska

Officials say Trump ordered federal assistance to help efforts in areas affected by COVID-19.

A group of mostly Republican lawmakers gather on the steps of the Capitol building for an anti-abortion rally on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Health guidelines released by the state Tuesday say abortions can be delayed amid virus concerns. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)

State says abortions can be delayed amid virus concerns

The state lists surgical abortion as something that can be postponed.

A group of mostly Republican lawmakers gather on the steps of the Capitol building for an anti-abortion rally on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Health guidelines released by the state Tuesday say abortions can be delayed amid virus concerns. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, talks with reporters following a Republican policy lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 19, 2020. Murkowski was among a group of lawmakers who wrote a letter to President Donald Trump asking federal money be allocated quickly and in a way that respects tribal sovereignty. (AP Photo | Susan Walsh)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, talks with reporters following a Republican policy lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 19, 2020. Murkowski was among a group of lawmakers who wrote a letter to President Donald Trump asking federal money be allocated quickly and in a way that respects tribal sovereignty. (AP Photo | Susan Walsh)
The Juneau School District building, March 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau School District building, March 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
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