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The Alaska State Capitol on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. The state’s emergency declaration for COVID-19 ends Nov. 15, and lawmakers have asked Gov. Mike Dunleavy to call a special session to extend it. Dunleavy issued a second emergency declaration Friday but some lawmakers have said that violates state law.
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire
The Alaska State Capitol on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. The state’s emergency declaration for COVID-19 ends Nov. 15, and lawmakers have asked Gov. Mike Dunleavy to call a special session to extend it. Dunleavy issued a second emergency declaration Friday but some lawmakers have said that violates state law.
In this Nov. 12, 2018 file photo, ballots are prepared to be tabulated in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District election in Augusta, Maine. Alaska’s Measure 2 would change the state’s voting system to a ranked-choice voting system like the one used in Maine, among other election reforms. (Robert F. Bukaty/Associated Press)
In this Nov. 12, 2018 file photo, ballots are prepared to be tabulated in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District election in Augusta, Maine. Alaska’s Measure 2 would change the state’s voting system to a ranked-choice voting system like the one used in Maine, among other election reforms. (Robert F. Bukaty/Associated Press)
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire                                Student housing at the University of Alaska Southeast is limited to 50% capacity due to the coronavirus pandemic, and enrollment is down university-wide according to UA Interim President Pat Pitney. That means a reduction in tuition revenue on top of cuts from the state but Pitney said UA’s finances aren’t as bad as projected. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020.

Pitney wants to bring certainty back to UA

‘A merger is not being considered.’

Peter Segall / Juneau Empire                                Student housing at the University of Alaska Southeast is limited to 50% capacity due to the coronavirus pandemic, and enrollment is down university-wide according to UA Interim President Pat Pitney. That means a reduction in tuition revenue on top of cuts from the state but Pitney said UA’s finances aren’t as bad as projected. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020.
An exclusive Q&A with Libertarian presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen
An exclusive Q&A with Libertarian presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen
Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File                                Gov. Mike Dunleavy, left, listens as Attorney General Kevin Clarkson speak during a news conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. Clarkson’s resignation was announced following revelations of inappropriate text messages with a state employee.

Attorney general resigns following revelations of inappropriate texts

A resignation letter was shared this morning.

Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File                                Gov. Mike Dunleavy, left, listens as Attorney General Kevin Clarkson speak during a news conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. Clarkson’s resignation was announced following revelations of inappropriate text messages with a state employee.
Governor stands firm on mask mandate, announces travel rule changes

Governor stands firm on mask mandate, announces travel rule changes

‘If we can’t have distance we have a mask.’

Governor stands firm on mask mandate, announces travel rule changes
An image from the Department of Health and Social Services’ free materials made available to business owners. DHSS partnered with other departments and agencies to create Alaska-themed signs and materials to encourage social distancing and other health guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic. (Courtesy Image | Alaska Department of Health and Social Services)
An image from the Department of Health and Social Services’ free materials made available to business owners. DHSS partnered with other departments and agencies to create Alaska-themed signs and materials to encourage social distancing and other health guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic. (Courtesy Image | Alaska Department of Health and Social Services)
Courtesy photo | Colleen Torrence                                Marcella Livemond (left) and her niece, Colleen Torrence, pose in an undated photo.

‘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.

Courtesy photo | Colleen Torrence                                Marcella Livemond (left) and her niece, Colleen Torrence, pose in an undated photo.
University of Alaska regents cut 39 programs across the system
University of Alaska regents cut 39 programs across the system
University of Alaska president says difficult changes are coming
University of Alaska president says difficult changes are coming
After nearly a month, CARES Act funding is heading out
After nearly a month, CARES Act funding is heading out
Courtesy photo | Alaska’s Digital Archives                                 Then-Gov. Bill Walker and then-Lt. Governor Byron Mallott speak across Tlingit canoes amid canoe events for Celebration 2016.

Former Lt. Gov, Juneau mayor Byron Mallott dies at 77

‘He was larger than life.’

Courtesy photo | Alaska’s Digital Archives                                 Then-Gov. Bill Walker and then-Lt. Governor Byron Mallott speak across Tlingit canoes amid canoe events for Celebration 2016.
The City and Borough of Juneau is expecting $53 million in federal relief, but what it can be used on is still not entirely clear. The Assembly Finance Committee is meeting to discuss the funds Wednesday evening. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
The City and Borough of Juneau is expecting $53 million in federal relief, but what it can be used on is still not entirely clear. The Assembly Finance Committee is meeting to discuss the funds Wednesday evening. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
AP Photo | Gregory Bull, File                                 A woman walks before dawn in Toksook Bay, Alaska, a mostly Yup’ik village on the edge of the Bering Sea. A judge has ruled in favor of tribal nations in their bid to keep Alaska Native corporations from getting a share of $8 billion in coronavirus relief funding — at least for now. In a decision issued late Monday, April 27, U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington, D.C., said the U.S. Treasury Department could begin disbursing funding to 574 federally recognized tribes to respond to the coronavirus but not to the corporations.

Judge sides against Native corporations in CARES Act ruling

Tribes says corporations aren’t governments.

AP Photo | Gregory Bull, File                                 A woman walks before dawn in Toksook Bay, Alaska, a mostly Yup’ik village on the edge of the Bering Sea. A judge has ruled in favor of tribal nations in their bid to keep Alaska Native corporations from getting a share of $8 billion in coronavirus relief funding — at least for now. In a decision issued late Monday, April 27, U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington, D.C., said the U.S. Treasury Department could begin disbursing funding to 574 federally recognized tribes to respond to the coronavirus but not to the corporations.
Peter Segall | Juneau Empire                                Patrons wait outside a cannabis business in Juneau on Monday.
Peter Segall | Juneau Empire                                Patrons wait outside a cannabis business in Juneau on Monday.
Oil tank train cars sit idle Tuesday, April 21, 2020, in East Chicago, Ind. The world is awash in oil, there’s little demand for it and we’re running out of places to put it. That in a nutshell explains this week’s strange and unprecedented action in the market for crude oil futures contracts, where traders essentially offered to pay someone else to deal with the oil they were due to have delivered next month. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Oil tank train cars sit idle Tuesday, April 21, 2020, in East Chicago, Ind. The world is awash in oil, there’s little demand for it and we’re running out of places to put it. That in a nutshell explains this week’s strange and unprecedented action in the market for crude oil futures contracts, where traders essentially offered to pay someone else to deal with the oil they were due to have delivered next month. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)