Rashah McChesney, KTOO - Juneau

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Another Alaskan dies as the state announces 78 new COVID-19 cases

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.

COVID-19 death linked to Juneau may not be Alaskan after all

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.

A Juneau police officer killed Kelly Stephens last year. Now Stephens’ family is suing

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.

Family of Juneau man killed by police say they’re filing a wrongful death lawsuit

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.
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Sharp increase in hospitalizations as COVID case tally rises by 20

The number of people currently in the hospital with COVID-19 in Alaska nearly doubled between Monday and Tuesday.

Juneau’s mayor Beth Weldon recovered from COVID-19 this week

During Monday evening’s city assembly meeting, Mayor Beth Weldon said she traveled to the Lower 48 to move her son out of his college dorm. When she came back, she started her 14-day quarantine, and then started to feel sick.

Twelve new Anchorage cases are at Providence extended care facility

Those infected with the virus are a mix of residents and caregivers at the Providence Transitional Care Center -- a skilled nursing facility in Anchorage. They’re among 27 new Alaskans that state health officials announced had the virus on Sunday.

A seafood worker in Valdez has COVID-19, but state health officials don’t know how he got it

A seafood worker in Valdez has tested positive for COVID-19. But state health officials say they aren’t sure how the man, who works for Peter Pan Seafoods, contracted the virus because he has been in the state for a month, went through quarantine and has not left the city.

Alaska’s natural gas pipeline plan gets federal environmental approval

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the project to get North Slope natural gas to a facility on the Kenai Peninsula, from where it could be exported to world markets.

As the state lifts restrictions, some Juneau bars and restaurants aren’t rushing to reopen

The City and Borough of Juneau has opted out of reopening public facilities for now, and many business owners in Juneau say that while the COVID-19 closures have devastated their businesses, they’re not rushing to open their doors, either.

‘Half-melted boots and buckets’: Juneau campers fight wildfire until help arrives

Onlookers estimated the fire spread to about 15 acres as officials and volunteers tried to contain it.

Alaska’s confirmed COVID-19 cases climbed for six weeks. On Friday, they stopped.

After 41 straight days of climbing COVID-19 infection numbers, the state of Alaska reported no new confirmed cases of the virus on Friday.

Saturday update: Five new cases of COVID-19, plus new racial data on positives

Officials reported no new deaths or hospitalizations. And so far, 9,655 tests have been done for the virus in the state.

2 more staffers at Lemon Creek Correctional Center test positive for COVID-19

The two new confirmed cases bring the total number of Covid-positive staff members at Juneau's jail to 6, but officials say that no inmates have tested positive.

Saturday update: 11 new COVID-19 cases in Alaska, including 9 in Anchorage

Eleven more Alaskans were diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday. The newly diagnosed Alaskans are nine people from Anchorage, and one each from the Matanuska Susitna Borough and Prince of Wales island.

State requests providers delay elective abortions because of COVID-19 pandemic

State officials put out a list on Tuesday that clarifies which procedures are classified as “elective” and guidance on how long they could be delayed, ranging from weeks to months. Abortion is on that list.

State reports 13 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths

This transmission electron microscope image shows the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The virus was isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab....

State suspends certain fees and fines through mid-May to ease economic pressure on Alaskans

The number of Alaskans diagnosed with COVID-19 grew to 157 by Friday, no new deaths were reported.