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                                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.
A sample death certificate from “Vital Statistics Reporting Guidance,” an April 2020 report by the Centers for Disease Control on how to record COVID-19 in deaths shows a hypothetical scenario for a woman who died of acute respiratory distress syndrome. (Illustration courtesy CDC)

How are COVID-19 deaths recorded? A crash course on death certificates

State experts provide clarification on how deaths are reported during coronavirus pandemic

A sample death certificate from “Vital Statistics Reporting Guidance,” an April 2020 report by the Centers for Disease Control on how to record COVID-19 in deaths shows a hypothetical scenario for a woman who died of acute respiratory distress syndrome. (Illustration courtesy CDC)
Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer, speaks during a May 11, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Seasonal worker has COVID-19 in Dillingham; 5th Homer resident tests positive

State extends mandatory quarantine for visitors, updates commercial fishing guidelines

Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer, speaks during a May 11, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
An exhibit at the Alaska SeaLife Center is photographed on July 23, 2019, in Seward . (Photo courtesy of the Alaska SeaLife Center)

SeaLife Center in Seward to reopen

The number of people allowed entrance will be limited and sanitation measures put in place.

An exhibit at the Alaska SeaLife Center is photographed on July 23, 2019, in Seward . (Photo courtesy of the Alaska SeaLife Center)
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                                A sign instructing patients and visitors on the COVID-19 screening process is seen in the River Tower of Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna on April 7 .

Hospital resumes non-urgent procedures; case count increases by 4

On May 4, the state allowed for most non-urgent surgeries and procedures to resume.

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                                A sign instructing patients and visitors on the COVID-19 screening process is seen in the River Tower of Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna on April 7 .
Lockers and hallways remain empty with schools closed across Alaska to slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus that has prompted a global pandemic, on Monday, April 6, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska. (photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Fall school year plans still up in air

The district has created a work group to explore ways school can reopen safely in the fall.

Lockers and hallways remain empty with schools closed across Alaska to slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus that has prompted a global pandemic, on Monday, April 6, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska. (photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
A 2019 satellite image shows a slow-moving landslide along Barry Arm near Prince William Sound, Alaska. (Image via Alaska Department of Natural Resources)

Scientists warn of potential landslide, tsunami in Prince William Sound area

A landslide-generated tsunami is possible within the next year and “likely” to occur within 20 years.

A 2019 satellite image shows a slow-moving landslide along Barry Arm near Prince William Sound, Alaska. (Image via Alaska Department of Natural Resources)
U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, fly in formation over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex on July 18, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. James Richardson)

Jets will fly over peninsula to honor health care workers

Residents should be able to see the flyovers from their homes.

U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, fly in formation over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex on July 18, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. James Richardson)

Partially diassembled pipe bomb found in Kenai residence

Police received a call reporting what appeared to be a pipe bomb in a residence on Alder Avenue.

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No new COVID-19 cases reported

The total number of cases in Alaska stands at 383, with 38 total hospitalizations and 10 deaths.

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Fishing charters ask for modified regulations during COVID-19 pandemic

Fishing charters are currently allowed to operate at 50% capacity with people from different households.

The Village of Nanwalek Resevoir remains nearly empty due to unprecedented drought conditions, Sept. 9, 2019, in Nanwalek, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Kenai Peninsula Borough)

Assembly to consider climate change commission

The creation of the commission was included as a goal of the borough’s comprehensive plan.

The Village of Nanwalek Resevoir remains nearly empty due to unprecedented drought conditions, Sept. 9, 2019, in Nanwalek, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Kenai Peninsula Borough)
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)
This aerial photo shows how retardant was used to slow the advance of a wildfire toward cabins threatened by the Murray Fire in the Caribou Hills on Sunday, May 10, 2020 near Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Duane Morris/Alaska Division of Forestry)

Ninilchik Emergency Services, state forestry contain wildland fire near Ninilchik

Blaze threatened 2 homes and was started by juveniles playing with fireworks

This aerial photo shows how retardant was used to slow the advance of a wildfire toward cabins threatened by the Murray Fire in the Caribou Hills on Sunday, May 10, 2020 near Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Duane Morris/Alaska Division of Forestry)
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2 new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

Juneau has reported new cases of COVID-19 for the first time since the middle of April. The City and Borough of Juneau and the Alaska… Continue reading

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, May 1, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Intrastate travel OK’d for road system, marine highway

Travel is still prohibited to and from communities off the road system.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, May 1, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
The City and Borough of Juneau is expecting $53 million in federal relief, but what it can be used on is still not entirely clear. The Assembly Finance Committee is meeting to discuss the funds Wednesday evening. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
The City and Borough of Juneau is expecting $53 million in federal relief, but what it can be used on is still not entirely clear. The Assembly Finance Committee is meeting to discuss the funds Wednesday evening. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
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                                Construction crews work along the Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai on Tuesday.

Construction season kicks off

Projects are scheduled for Seward, Sterling Highway, Old Sterling and Kenai Spur highways.

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                                Construction crews work along the Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai on Tuesday.
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)

Rescued harbor seal pup taken to SeaLife Center

Rescue team believes she is only a few days old and premature.

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)
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Homeland Security medical officer to tour state, assess COVID-19 needs

The two new cases, announced during Monday’s press conference, are from Anchorage and Fairbanks.

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