Peter Segall

Emergency worker Melanie Chavez takes a COVID-19 test sample at the Juneau International Airport screening site on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. The City and Borough of Juneau raised its health alert level Tuesday as the number of cases grows locally and statewide. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Increase in COVID cases could overwhelm hospitals, experts warn

Mask now so businesses stay open later, they say.

 

Sullivan: I look forward to seeing who the President nominates

Senator says president has authority to nominate, Senate will take on confirmation responsibilities.

 

Pitney wants to bring certainty back to UA

‘A merger is not being considered.’

Juneau awaits results from hundreds of COVID-19 tests

‘An all-hands-on-deck situation.’

A sign on the doors of the Alaskan Hotel and Bar in downtown Juneau letting customers know of a temporary closure. Several bars downtown voluntarily closed their doors recently after an outbreak of COVID-19 among bar workers. Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
A sign on the doors of the Alaskan Hotel and Bar in downtown Juneau letting customers know of a temporary closure. Several bars downtown voluntarily closed their doors recently after an outbreak of COVID-19 among bar workers. Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Ted S. Warren / Associated Press
                                This photo shows vials used by pharmacists to prepare syringes used on the first day of a first-stage safety study clinical trial of the potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, in Seattle. State health officials say that once a vaccine is ready, Alaska has existing networks to distribute it.
Ted S. Warren / Associated Press
                                This photo shows vials used by pharmacists to prepare syringes used on the first day of a first-stage safety study clinical trial of the potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, in Seattle. State health officials say that once a vaccine is ready, Alaska has existing networks to distribute it.
In this June 23, 2016 photo, the Alaska Marine Highway’s ferry Matanuska passes Eagle Glacier. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
In this June 23, 2016 photo, the Alaska Marine Highway’s ferry Matanuska passes Eagle Glacier. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Dunleavy praises NEPA rollback at White House

‘Ended this regulatory assault.’

Peter Segall | Juneau Empire
                                Sen. Mike Shower, R-Wasilla, speaks about ratifying Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s appropriations of federal funds on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Peter Segall | Juneau Empire
                                Sen. Mike Shower, R-Wasilla, speaks about ratifying Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s appropriations of federal funds on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Courtesy photo | Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy
                                Gov. Mike Dunleavy at a press conference in Anchorage on Monday, May 11, 2020. Dunleavy had hoped to send out federal funds using a limited legal process, saying expediency was key. But a Juneau man’s lawsuit is calling lawmakers back to the Capitol.

Lawsuit brings lawmakers back to Juneau

They want to OK funding by Wednesday.

Courtesy photo | Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy
                                Gov. Mike Dunleavy at a press conference in Anchorage on Monday, May 11, 2020. Dunleavy had hoped to send out federal funds using a limited legal process, saying expediency was key. But a Juneau man’s lawsuit is calling lawmakers back to the Capitol.
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)