Rashah McChesney, KTOO - Juneau
When Juneau woman Fiona Brown saw an ad on Facebook looking for volunteers for Pfizer’s clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine, she knew that as a science nerd she had an edge.
And some parts of the state have felt the impacts of the downturn more than others. Interior Alaska has had a boost from the military. The Anchorage region has been buoyed by growth in the Mat-Su. But it’s a different story in Southeast.
Three of those who died are from Anchorage and one is from Juneau, say state health officials.
10 deaths were announced by the state since Friday, though most aren't considered 'recent' and were found through data review.
It’s the first time a bear mauling has been recorded in the park since it was established in 1980.
The cases result from a single indoor event in late August.
In an evening emergency public health order, city officials raised the community alert level and mandated that all bars in Juneau must close to indoor service starting Saturday at noon.
The ruling forces the state of Alaska to find another source to pay for the tax incentives it promised to oil companies.
The village’s state-owned airport has had some problems with the runway lights. And when residents went to turn them on to guide the flight in — nothing happened. Usually, this would stop a plane from being able to land. But not this time.
The shelter location has moved three times since 2017, and now the city is looking to buy a building miles from town. But some neighbors are afraid of the drug use and crime they say the homeless population will bring.
After months of demands, the Juneau Police Department decided to release its manual in order to build public trust.
It's the 20th death reported in the state.
The number of people with COVID-19 or suspected of having the disease jumped to a new high.
The woman who died was in her 50s and had pre-existing conditions according to state health officials. She is the 18th Alaskan to have died with COVID-19.
The family of a woman who died at a long-term care facility in New Jersey thinks her death with COVID-19 was mis-attributed to Alaska.
46 residents and 14 non-residents tested positive.
Without the bodycam footage of the incident, the parents of a man shot by police say they haven't been able to understand what happened to their son in his final hour.
A Juneau police officer shot and killed Michael Stephens in late December, but a state investigation found the officer's use of deadly force was justified. Now, the victim's parents are filing a wrongful death lawsuit and asking for reform of Juneau's Police Department.
25 of the cases were reported in Anchorage