Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer, speaks during a May 11, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Seasonal worker has COVID-19 in Dillingham; 5th Homer resident tests positive

State extends mandatory quarantine for visitors, updates commercial fishing guidelines

Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer, speaks during a May 11, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Facebook post leads to ID of alleged burglar

An appeal on social media last month by Homer Police looking to identify a man in a photo alleged to have broken into a Kachemak… Continue reading

COVID-19. (Image courtesy the CDC)

How are COVID-19 deaths recorded? A crash course on death certificates

State experts provide clarification on how deaths are reported during coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19. (Image courtesy the CDC)

Construction work continues on Pioneer Avenue

Construction has started on the Pioneer Avenue Pavement Preservation Project, which will replace and repave the asphalt surface. Much of the asphalt road surface has… Continue reading

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                                Then-Gov. Bill Walker and then-Lt. Governor Byron Mallott speak across Tlingit canoes amid canoe events for Celebration 2016.
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.
Photo by Mark Thiessen | associated press file
                                Mayor Richard Beneville reads poetry to volunteers and fans at the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race headquarters in Nome in March 2012.

Richard Beneville, enthusiastic mayor of Nome, dies

ANCHORAGE — Richard Beneville, who was in his third term as the mayor of Nome and was known for bringing the flair of the New… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2020
  • By Mark Thiessen Associated Press
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Photo by Mark Thiessen | associated press file
                                Mayor Richard Beneville reads poetry to volunteers and fans at the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race headquarters in Nome in March 2012.
U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, fly in formation over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex on July 18, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. James Richardson)

Jets will fly over peninsula to honor health care workers

Aircraft from the U.S. Air Force and the Air National Guard will fly over Alaska on Friday to honor frontline COVID-19 responders and essential workers.… Continue reading

U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, fly in formation over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex on July 18, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. James Richardson)
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)
Construction crews are seen here working along the Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai, Alaska, on May 12, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Construction season kicks off

Projects are scheduled for Seward, Sterling Highway, Old Sterling and Kenai Spur highways.

Construction crews are seen here working along the Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai, Alaska, on May 12, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Seawatch: Busy news week in fisheries

It has been a busy week in the fishing industry, from a spate of false distress calls in Southeast, to an Ocean Beauty worker from… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District staff distribute student meal for lunch at Kenai Central High School on March 25, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Meal program won’t continue into the summer

The meal program offered free breakfast and lunch during the week to any district student.

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District staff distribute student meal for lunch at Kenai Central High School on March 25, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Fishing charters ask for modified regulations during COVID-19 pandemic

With their regular stream of out-of-state tourists significantly dried up, fishing charter operations are looking to lure Alaskans back onto their boats in hopes of… Continue reading

COVID-19. (Image courtesy the CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy the CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy the CDC)

2 new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

Juneau has reported new cases of COVID-19 for the first time since the middle of April. The City and Borough of Juneau and the Alaska… Continue reading

COVID-19. (Image courtesy the CDC)

Ninilchik Emergency Services, state forestry contain wildland fire near Ninilchik

Blaze threatened 2 homes and was started by juveniles playing with fireworks

COVID-19. (Image courtesy the CDC)

Homeland Security medical officer to tour state, assess COVID-19 needs

2 new cases announced Monday are from Anchorage and Fairbanks.

COVID-19. (Image courtesy the CDC)
A screenshot of the 50th annual commencement ceremony for the 2020 graduating class of Kenai Peninsula College, which was done virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, May 7, 2020, near Soldotna, Alaska.

‘Resilience and ability to overcome unbelievable odds’

Kenai Peninsula College graduates students from both campuses — virtually

A screenshot of the 50th annual commencement ceremony for the 2020 graduating class of Kenai Peninsula College, which was done virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, May 7, 2020, near Soldotna, Alaska.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, May 1, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Only new COVID-19 case is a Fairbanks man

Updated state guidelines hash out face coverings

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, May 1, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, May 1, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Only new COVID-19 case is a Kenai woman

Updated state guidelines hash out face coverings

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, May 1, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, May 1, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

3 new COVID-19 cases all from Anchorage

Updated state guidelines hash out face coverings

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, May 1, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)