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Experts urge caution as COVID cases rise

Alaska saw 120 new COVID-19 cases, three additional hospitalizations and one new death.

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In this photo released by the Alaska National Guard, Alaska Army National Guard soldiers use a CH-47 Chinook helicopter to removed an abandoned bus, popularized by the book and movie “Into the Wild,” out of its location in the Alaska backcountry Thursday, June 18, 2020, as part of a training mission. Alaska Natural Resources Commissioner Corri Feige, in a release, said the bus will be kept in a secure location while her department weighs various options for what to do with it. (Sgt. Seth LaCount/Alaska National Guard via AP)

‘Into the Wild’ bus likely lands a home at museum

The bus became a beacon for those wishing to retrace the steps of Christopher McCandless.

In this photo released by the Alaska National Guard, Alaska Army National Guard soldiers use a CH-47 Chinook helicopter to removed an abandoned bus, popularized by the book and movie “Into the Wild,” out of its location in the Alaska backcountry Thursday, June 18, 2020, as part of a training mission. Alaska Natural Resources Commissioner Corri Feige, in a release, said the bus will be kept in a secure location while her department weighs various options for what to do with it. (Sgt. Seth LaCount/Alaska National Guard via AP)
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State COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Cases are expected to rise given how much Alaskans are social distancing and using face coverings.

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Risk levels

Risk levels are based on COVID cases reported in a community and determine how schools will operate.

A female harbor seal pup that was admitted to the Alaska SeaLife Center’s Wildlife Response Program on May 4 is seen here in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)

SeaLife Center fundraising efforts continue

GCI will spearhead a membership drive and contribute $50,000 to the organization.

A female harbor seal pup that was admitted to the Alaska SeaLife Center’s Wildlife Response Program on May 4 is seen here in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)

‘Up and running again’

Prep practices begin on central peninsula

Anglers practice social distancing on the upper Kenai River in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge in late June 2020. (Photo provided by Nick Longobardi/Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)

Kenai River fishing rules tightened

Only unbaited single hooks and artificial lures will be allowed.

Anglers practice social distancing on the upper Kenai River in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge in late June 2020. (Photo provided by Nick Longobardi/Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District interprets school risk based on how many cases there were over the past 14 days. (KPBSD)

Daily school district COVID-19 risk levels

Risk levels are based on COVID cases reported in a community and determine how schools will operate.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District interprets school risk based on how many cases there were over the past 14 days. (KPBSD)
Soldotna football players wait in line to get screened by head coach Galen Brantley Jr. before summer workouts Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Prep sports practices begin Wednesday

Practices will start with certain restrictions in place.

Soldotna football players wait in line to get screened by head coach Galen Brantley Jr. before summer workouts Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
The number of COVID-19 cases in the City of Red Deer and some other central Alberta communities, including the Town of Sylvan Lake, went up between Monday and Tuesday. (Image courtesy CDC)

Visitors must test before arrival

Nonresidents will not have the option of getting tested for COVID-19 when they arrive in Alaska.

The number of COVID-19 cases in the City of Red Deer and some other central Alberta communities, including the Town of Sylvan Lake, went up between Monday and Tuesday. (Image courtesy CDC)
A sign directs voters at Soldotna City Hall during the special Field House election on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
                                A sign directs voters at Soldotna City Hall during the special Field House election on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Primary voting launches Monday

Early voting, both absentee and in-person, will take place from Aug. 3 to Aug. 17.

A sign directs voters at Soldotna City Hall during the special Field House election on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
                                A sign directs voters at Soldotna City Hall during the special Field House election on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna High School English teacher Nicole Hewitt teaches her students remotely from her empty classroom at Soldotna High School on Monday, April 6, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Daily school district COVID-19 risk levels

Risk levels are based on COVID cases reported in a community and determine how schools will operate.

Soldotna High School English teacher Nicole Hewitt teaches her students remotely from her empty classroom at Soldotna High School on Monday, April 6, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
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                                The Captain James Cook statue facing the inlet that bears his name and fronts Alaska’s largest city in downtown Anchorage, is seen on June 23. Alaska residents have joined the movement to eliminate statues of colonialists accused of abusing and exploiting Indigenous people.

Efforts begin to remove state statues of colonialists

Anchorage mayor said he will let the Native Village of Eklutna decide the fate of the Cook statue.

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                                The Captain James Cook statue facing the inlet that bears his name and fronts Alaska’s largest city in downtown Anchorage, is seen on June 23. Alaska residents have joined the movement to eliminate statues of colonialists accused of abusing and exploiting Indigenous people.
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Two more Alaskans die with COVID-19

There were 104 new cases of COVID-19 in Alaska, of which 98 are residents and 6 are nonresidents.

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Brown Bears prep for October launch

General manager says team has many issues to address

The badge for the Kenai Police Department
The badge for the Kenai Police Department
The entrance to the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, AK as seen on February 26, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
The entrance to the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, AK as seen on February 26, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Visitors enjoy the sun on July 4, 2020, on a deck at a Homer Spit boardwalk in Homer, Alaska. In a press conference on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink advised people to minimize the risk of getting infected by COVID-19 by avoiding crowded spaces. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

UAA program rushes to help state with contact tracers

Tracers contact somebody who has tested positive for COVID-19 and do a lengthy interview.

Visitors enjoy the sun on July 4, 2020, on a deck at a Homer Spit boardwalk in Homer, Alaska. In a press conference on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink advised people to minimize the risk of getting infected by COVID-19 by avoiding crowded spaces. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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Cases climb as outbreaks reported among seafood workers

Two Alaskans died this week and 16 more were hospitalized after contracting the disease.

COVID-19. (CDC)
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Seward relief funds application process opens

The Seward Cares Act Relief Fund will be open from July 27 to Aug. 17.

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