Adelyn Baxter, KTOO - Juneau


One small cruise line cancels Alaska sailings, others hope to salvage some of the season

American Cruise Lines canceled its season due to the recent COVID-19 spike across the nation, but some businesses are hoping that other small cruise lines can help buffer some of the loss caused by the major cruise lines' cancellations.

Juneau Fourth of July parade planner forges ahead with or without permit

After Juneau's annual parade wasn't granted a permit, one man is hoping that an alternative can take place.

Juneau draws inspiration from Depression-era solutions with plan to put locals to work on trails

A city proposal would put $1 million of CARES Act funding to create temporary jobs for workers who found themselves unemployed due to the pandemic.

Former state chief economist Ed King files to run against Rep. Andi Story in Juneau

Juneau economist Ed King said that discussing income and property taxes should be on the table.

Juneau Assembly weighs pros and cons of local quarantine

Even though the state of Alaska no longer requires a 14-day quarantine for out-of-state travelers, the city could still implement requirements.

Native Youth Olympics goes virtual for annual statewide competition

Organizers said that over 50 athletes from over 20 communities participated.

Canada extends cruise ship ban through October, leaving little hope for Alaska’s delayed cruise ship season

A law requiring foreign-flagged cruise ships to stop in Canada means that major carriers won't be able to sail until at least October 31.

Lemon Creek Correctional Center begins another round of COVID-19 testing

Eleven staff members have tested positive at the facility since April.

State officials say they’re working to contain Juneau’s correctional facility outbreak

16 of Juneau's 30 confirmed coronavirus cases have been traced to the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

Juneau begins testing homeless population for COVID-19

Between 50 and 60 individuals stay in the cold weather shelter in Juneau each night.

State begins testing everyone at Lemon Creek Correctional Center for COVID-19

The decision comes after the announcement on Wednesday that ten staff members had tested positive for the coronavirus at the Juneau correctional facility.

10 staff members at Lemon Creek Correctional Center have tested positive for COVID-19

Three new cases have been reported since the DOC confirmed the last case, but the department says that two new covid cases reported in Juneau yesterday were both linked to Lemon Creek.

Record-breaking temperatures across Southeast Alaska raise fire risk

Ketchikan became the first city in Alaska to hit 80 degrees this year on Saturday, as three other cities in Southeast Alaska also set temperature records.

While Alaska vacations are on hold, would-be tourists support Alaska businesses from afar

Tourists from around the country are buying online from Alaska's businesses after their trips were canceled, but tourism businesses are also hoping for a surge in Alaskan bookings.

Early prisoner release to slow coronavirus spread? Corrections commissioner says it’s ‘not on the table’

While other states have decided to release some prisoners early in order to ease the overcrowding of prison's, Alaska officials say they won't be taking that step.

Seventh staffer at Lemon Creek Correctional tests positive; inmates ask for more cleaning supplies

An inmate at the Juneau facility says that no new cleaning supplies have been distributed since the beginning of the pandemic.

There are four COVID-19 cases at a Juneau correctional center

Four recent confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Juneau are all staff members at Lemon Creek Correctional Center, according to the Alaska Department of Corrections.

From conventions to quarantines: Juneau’s Centennial Hall gets repurposed

The convention center will be used to house people who need to quarantine but don't have the space of their own.

‘Hunker down’ doesn’t mean much when you’re homeless

People experiencing homelessness are exempt under the city’s hunker down order and a statewide order issued Friday. For many of them, the threat of a pandemic is not as high of a priority as staying warm or getting their next meal.

Juneau coronavirus patient is in critical care, the first Alaskan hospitalized with the virus

A patient with COVID-19 was currently in the critical care unit at Bartlett Regional Hospital on Tuesday.