Soldotna’s Greg Madden makes bid for Alaska Senate

Soldotna’s Greg Madden makes bid for Alaska Senate

Relative political newcomer Greg Madden of Soldotna is hoping to serve his first term in the Alaska Senate, and is one of the choices on… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Greg Madden makes bid for Alaska Senate
Gary Stevens looks to keep his Alaska Senate seat

Gary Stevens looks to keep his Alaska Senate seat

Incumbent Gary Stevens is making a bid to keep his seat in the Alaska Senate. The senator for District P — which covers Kasilof, Homer,… Continue reading

Gary Stevens looks to keep his Alaska Senate seat
John Cox makes a run at Senate District P seat

John Cox makes a run at Senate District P seat

In a bid for what would be his freshman term in state office, John Cox of Anchor Point is throwing his hat into the race… Continue reading

John Cox makes a run at Senate District P seat
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Additional hospital staff test positive for COVID-19 as state count continues to rise

Alaska recorded 91 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, with 67 new resident cases and 24 new cases in nonresidents. The single-day increase in resident… Continue reading

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Governor stands firm on mask mandate, announces travel rule changes
Governor stands firm on mask mandate, announces travel rule changes
Photo by Peter Segall/Juneau Empire                                 The MV LeConte as seen at the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal, July 20, 2020.

Alaska Marine Highway group says $24M subsidy insufficient

JUNEAU, (AP) — The group tasked with reforming the Alaska Marine Highway System said a $24 million subsidy proposed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy to run… Continue reading

Photo by Peter Segall/Juneau Empire                                 The MV LeConte as seen at the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal, July 20, 2020.
In this July 2007, photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, near the village of Iliamma. The Pebble Limited Partnership, which wants to build a copper and gold mine near the headwaters of a major U.S. salmon fishery in southwest Alaska, says it plans to offer residents in the region a dividend. (AP Photo | Al Grillo, File)

Release of Pebble Mine review expected this week

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to release its final environmental review.

In this July 2007, photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, near the village of Iliamma. The Pebble Limited Partnership, which wants to build a copper and gold mine near the headwaters of a major U.S. salmon fishery in southwest Alaska, says it plans to offer residents in the region a dividend. (AP Photo | Al Grillo, File)
Homer residents briefly evacuate after quake, tsunami warning

Homer residents briefly evacuate after quake, tsunami warning

Homerites and other coastal Alaskans were roused out of bed last night for an evacuation following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami warning for… Continue reading

Homer residents briefly evacuate after quake, tsunami warning
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COVID-19 cases continue to rise; state records 19th Alaskan death associated with the disease

Alaska continues its steady climb in new COVID-19 cases each day, with an additional 94 cases recorded by the state on Wednesday. Of those, 92… Continue reading

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

New record set for largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases

141 new cases driven in part by seafood industry outbreaks

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

State reports 75 new COVID-19 cases, 12 on peninsula

This brings the total number of resident cases to 1,693 and nonresident cases to 339.

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

57 new COVID-19 cases in Alaska, none on Kenai Peninsula

The state of Alaska reported 57 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday — 53 resident cases and four nonresident cases. The Kenai Peninsula, with 209… Continue reading

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

9 new COVID-19 cases on the Kenai Peninsula

The central Kenai Peninsula saw growth in the number of new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, while the southern peninsula has stopped experiencing spikes in cases… Continue reading

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

State reports 30 new cases; hospitalizations reach new high

The cases include 28 residents and two nonresidents.

COVID-19. (Image CDC)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a press conference on June 30, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Austin McDaniel/Governor’s Office)

‘Don’t get complacent,’ governor says of pandemic

As Alaska saw one of its highest single-day increases in new positive cases of COVID-19, and as the state heads into the Fourth of July… Continue reading

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a press conference on June 30, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Austin McDaniel/Governor’s Office)
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.
COVID-19. (Image courtesy the CDC)

Hospital staff, Friendship Terrace clear of COVID-19 as statewide case count grows

Setting a new record for the largest single-day increase in new cases of COVID-19 for Alaska residents, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services… Continue reading

COVID-19. (Image courtesy the CDC)
‘Don’t get complacent,’ governor says of pandemic

‘Don’t get complacent,’ governor says of pandemic

State sees one of its highest COVID-19 case increases in Tuesday count

‘Don’t get complacent,’ governor says of pandemic
‘Into the Wild’ goes into the air

‘Into the Wild’ goes into the air

The infamous “Into the Wild” bus was airlifted Thursday from Stampede T`rail, the Alaska Army National Guard announced. The bus will be stored at a… Continue reading

‘Into the Wild’ goes into the air
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