Juneauites gathered signatures to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy in late February. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Juneauites gathered signatures to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy in late February. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meets on Tuesdays inside in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers, on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula

Gated community ordinance passes, to be reconsidered

Residents and property developers could apply to set up a private street or subdivision.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meets on Tuesdays inside in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers, on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula

Dunleavy: Virus isn’t going anywhere

“The more we learn about this virus, it appears it’s going to be with us for some time.”

Jim Johnsen, president of the University of Alaska, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

University of Alaska announces furloughs for top leaders

Top University of Alaska administrators, including President Jim Johnsen, will be subject to mandatory furloughs to help address budget issues, the system announced Wednesday. The… Continue reading

Jim Johnsen, president of the University of Alaska, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Tribes urge Treasury to disburse coronavirus relief funding

At least 18 tribes sued, alleging Congress intended the funding to go only to tribal governments.

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                                Emerald Miller receives her high school diploma from her parents at the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Connections home-school program graduation ceremony May 23, 2019, in Soldotna.

Schools look for “meaningful alternatives” to graduations

Schools will observe state health mandates and guidelines in celebrating the class of 2020.

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                                Emerald Miller receives her high school diploma from her parents at the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Connections home-school program graduation ceremony May 23, 2019, in Soldotna.
COVID-19. (Courtesy the CDC)

State confirms 6 new COVID-19 cases

The case total for Alaska is 351 people, with 228 residents reported as recovered.

COVID-19. (Courtesy the CDC)

Storybooks, radio connect children isolated in Homer

The public library in Homer is partnering with a radio station to bring a story hour to preschoolers

Caution urged as bears wake up for spring

‘That’s definitely a bear’

Anna DeVolld poses with an informational poster for her Promote Our Pollinators project in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy Shona DeVolld)

Bee-ing her best

Peninsula high schooler nationally honored for pollinator project

Anna DeVolld poses with an informational poster for her Promote Our Pollinators project in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy Shona DeVolld)
A sign announcing the closure of a Soldotna business due to the new coronavirus can be seen in this April 1 photo. (File)

Development district launches new survey

Information from the surveys will be used to identify the needs of the region.

A sign announcing the closure of a Soldotna business due to the new coronavirus can be seen in this April 1 photo. (File)

Population projections run into a pandemic

State has net zero or negative growth.

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                                Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer, addresses reporters during March 25 in the Atwood Building in Anchorage.

‘Not time to be letting our guard down’

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink said the state is expecting to see more cases.

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                                Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer, addresses reporters during March 25 in the Atwood Building in Anchorage.

Alaska sees no new COVID-19 cases on Saturday

Total number of cases rests at 339, while 217 have recovered

COVID-19. (Courtesy the CDC)

Tracing a disease to its origins

It’s an inexact science that is part clinical, part investigative work.

COVID-19. (Courtesy the CDC)
Ashley Story gives a haircut to client Michael Halstead on Friday at her salon Short Cuts on Lake Street in Homer, Alaska. Story’s is one of several Homer businesses to reopen their doors Friday according to relaxed state restrictions, while several others have opted to wait. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

State allows some gatherings; businesses begin reopening

Indoor gatherings will be limited to 20 people, or 25% capacity of the site, whichever is smaller.

Ashley Story gives a haircut to client Michael Halstead on Friday at her salon Short Cuts on Lake Street in Homer, Alaska. Story’s is one of several Homer businesses to reopen their doors Friday according to relaxed state restrictions, while several others have opted to wait. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Court reports for March 12, 2020

The following judgments were recently handed down in Kenai District Court: Kiana Cheyenne Edgmon, 23, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. In… Continue reading

Public safety briefs for Feb. 21, 2020

Information for this report was taken from publicly available law enforcement records and contains arrest and citation information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed… Continue reading

Public safety briefs for March 11, 2020

Information for this report was taken from publicly available law enforcement records and contains arrest and citation information. Anyone included in this report is presumed… Continue reading

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                                Pamyua performs at the Levitt AMP Soldotna Music Series in Soldotna Creek Park in 2019.

Music in the Park returns to its local roots

Chamber hoping to hold music series once public gatherings are allowed.

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                                Pamyua performs at the Levitt AMP Soldotna Music Series in Soldotna Creek Park in 2019.