Signs on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the main entrance to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, warn visitors not to enter until they have been met by hospital staff. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

1 new COVID-19 case in Homer

Hospital to move testing location, further relax visitation rules

Signs on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the main entrance to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, warn visitors not to enter until they have been met by hospital staff. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
COVID-19. (Image via CDC)

State reports 5 new COVID-19 cases on central peninsula Wednesday

The tally includes a case associated with Soldotna High School.

COVID-19. (Image via CDC)
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)
Courtesy Photo / Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy                                 Gov. Mike Dunlevy speaks at a news conference on Aug. 18.

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.

Courtesy Photo / Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy                                 Gov. Mike Dunlevy speaks at a news conference on Aug. 18.
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
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
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.
Signs on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the main entrance to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, warn visitors not to enter until they have been met by hospital staff. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

2 new COVID-19 cases on southern Kenai Peninsula

South Peninsula Hospital relaxes visitation after weeks of low community spread

Signs on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the main entrance to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, warn visitors not to enter until they have been met by hospital staff. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
An exclusive Q&A with Libertarian presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen
An exclusive Q&A with Libertarian presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen
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)
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
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Sen. John Coghill, R-North Pole, seen in this July 2019 photo, intends to seek a recount in his Republican primary race, which certified results show he narrowly lost. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Coghill plans to seek recount in primary race

Certified results have him 14 votes behind.

Sen. John Coghill, R-North Pole, seen in this July 2019 photo, intends to seek a recount in his Republican primary race, which certified results show he narrowly lost. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
cares photo illustration

State receives flood of business relief applications

As of Aug. 31, the eligibility requirements for the AK CARES grant program were expanded

cares photo illustration
Staff and volunteers with the Alaska SeaLife Center bring five Harbor Seal pups down to the Kenai Beach to release them into the wild on Aug. 27, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

SeaLife Center releases 5 harbor seal pups

Organization has reached fundraising goal and won’t close this winter

Staff and volunteers with the Alaska SeaLife Center bring five Harbor Seal pups down to the Kenai Beach to release them into the wild on Aug. 27, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Election official Erin Petrie sanitizes a ballot privacy sleeve during the Primary Election on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center polling location in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Sen. Gary Stevens wins primary election

Incumbent Sen. Gary Stevens (R-Kodiak) has emerged victorious from the Republican Primary after several days of waiting for absentee ballots to be counted before a… Continue reading

Election official Erin Petrie sanitizes a ballot privacy sleeve during the Primary Election on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center polling location in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

4 new COVID-19 cases on central peninsula

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported 69 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday — 68 cases in Alaska residents and one nonresident… Continue reading

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska sits for an interview Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

A sit-down with Sullivan

Alaska’s junior senator discusses economic recovery, legislative priorities and pandemic response

Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska sits for an interview Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File                                Rep. Gary Knopp, R-Kenai, talks to the media about his nomination for Speaker of the House at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019.

NTSB: Rep in plane crash flew despite vision problems

Preliminary report provides details on pilot’s medical flight certification

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Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File                                Rep. Gary Knopp, R-Kenai, talks to the media about his nomination for Speaker of the House at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019.
Corps: Alaska mine would have adverse impacts on salmon site

Corps: Alaska mine would have adverse impacts on salmon site

Corps appears to reverse course.

Corps: Alaska mine would have adverse impacts on salmon site
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