Adelyn Baxter, KTOO - Juneau
Alaska state flags were lowered to half-mast Friday in honor of Jalmar “Jay” Kerttula, the only state legislator to serve as both senate president and speaker of the house.
Last year, Norwegian Cruise Lines outbid competitors when it agreed to pay the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority $20 million for a 3-acre parcel of waterfront land in downtown Juneau. Now, Norwegian is moving forward with its development plans for the lot.
Bartlett’s emergency department has treated an unprecedented number of kids experiencing high levels of stress, thoughts of self-harm and suicide attempts over the past seven months, and they say the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are to blame.
The Juneau center's capacity limitations reflect a statewide shortage of substance abuse treatment choices.
A cluster of positive COVID-19 cases among Juneau’s homeless population has risen to 31 people.
Visits to correctional centers have been banned since March.
Two people tested positive for COVID-19 and 7 others are in quarantine.
The city hopes to avoid the outright closures of bars and restaurants that occurred in Anchorage.
Health officials who investigated the case say it resulted from community spread — not from inside the plant.
That brings the total number of employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 at the plant to 61.
The cases are associated with Alaska Glacier Seafoods
The state reported 116 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. It’s the largest single-day increase and the first time the state has seen over 100 cases in one day.
The Depression-era style program has already got started on trail-improvement projects around Juneau.
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.
After Juneau's annual parade wasn't granted a permit, one man is hoping that an alternative can take place.
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.
Juneau economist Ed King said that discussing income and property taxes should be on the table.
Even though the state of Alaska no longer requires a 14-day quarantine for out-of-state travelers, the city could still implement requirements.