Coronavirus

The Capitol building in Juneau, Alaska. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Legislature must reconvene to help small businesses

Alaskan-owned small businesses create tens of thousands of jobs.

The Capitol building in Juneau, Alaska. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
Magician Jungle Josh, right, performs for a small crowd of onlookers during the Wednesday Market at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna, Alaska on June 10, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Peninsula residents flock to farmers market, with and without masks

The Wednesday Market is seen by many as a return to normalcy after the past several months.

Magician Jungle Josh, right, performs for a small crowd of onlookers during the Wednesday Market at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna, Alaska on June 10, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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Kenai Peninsula passes Fairbanks North Star Borough in COVID-19 case count

The state announced cases in Homer, Nikiski, Seward, Soldotna and an unidentified peninsula community.

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Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer, addresses reporters during a Wednesday, March 25, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Zink urges personal responsibility as cases rise

Officials discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, rent and mortgage relief and testing out-of-state visitors.

Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer, addresses reporters during a Wednesday, March 25, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
The Alaska SeaLife Center’s touch tank can be seen here in this undated photo in Seward, Alaska, and an ASLC staff member can be seen wearing a mask as part of their current health and safety protocols. (Photo courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)

SeaLife Center reopens

The center had been operating on a limited, reservation-only basis.

The Alaska SeaLife Center’s touch tank can be seen here in this undated photo in Seward, Alaska, and an ASLC staff member can be seen wearing a mask as part of their current health and safety protocols. (Photo courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)
Megan Pacer / Homer News                                 Staff from South Peninsula Hospital and Homer Public Health prepare to board the M/V Tustumena to test 35 crew and six passengers after it docked at the Homer Ferry Terminal on Monday, in Homer.

6 more Tustumena crew test positive for COVID-19

The 7 total employees will quarantine on the ship; all 6 passengers tested negative

Megan Pacer / Homer News                                 Staff from South Peninsula Hospital and Homer Public Health prepare to board the M/V Tustumena to test 35 crew and six passengers after it docked at the Homer Ferry Terminal on Monday, in Homer.
This undated file photo provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows CDC’s laboratory test kit for the new coronavirus. (CDC via AP, File)

State announces 11th death associated with COVID-19

DHSS updates the way cases are recorded for the Kenai Peninsula

This undated file photo provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows CDC’s laboratory test kit for the new coronavirus. (CDC via AP, File)
Boys of summer return

Boys of summer return

Alaska 20 players glad to return to sports

Boys of summer return
Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File                                City and Borough of Juneau Beth Weldon, seen here in 2019, encourages people to get tested for the coronavirus, even if the symptoms are mild.
Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File                                City and Borough of Juneau Beth Weldon, seen here in 2019, encourages people to get tested for the coronavirus, even if the symptoms are mild.
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Alaska Voices: AK CARES a step in the right direction

Contact your community to see if there are other local options available to help your business.

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Funds for mortgage, rent relief available

These funds were allocated by the governor and approved by the Legislature as part of the CARES Act.

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Peninsula reports 4 new cases of COVID-19

The 19 cases reported on Monday are from seven different communities in Alaska

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Staff from South Peninsula Hospital and Homer Public Health board the M/V Tustumena to test 35 crew members and six passengers Monday, at the Homer Ferry Terminal. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Tustumena returns to Homer carrying COVID-19 positive crew member

6 passengers, remaining crew will all be tested and asked to quarantine

Staff from South Peninsula Hospital and Homer Public Health board the M/V Tustumena to test 35 crew members and six passengers Monday, at the Homer Ferry Terminal. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
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Peninsula gains more than a dozen COVID-19 cases over weekend

The state announced 11 new resident cases Friday, and 12 new cases Saturday across Alaska.

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A pair of tents sits at the Infinity Pools above the Tutka Backdoor Trail in Kachemak Bay State Park on July 9, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

State officials urge Alaskans to get outside

During a virtual town hall, commissioners fielded questions from the public on state recreation.

A pair of tents sits at the Infinity Pools above the Tutka Backdoor Trail in Kachemak Bay State Park on July 9, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Nonresident COVID-19 cases nearly double; 8 residents test positive

Seventeen of the 18 new nonresident cases are workers in the seafood industry.

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Photo provided by Ocean Bluff B&B                                Tammy Kehrer of Palmer sits on the deck overlooking Cook Inlet at Ocean Bluff B&B in Kasilof. Kehrer is the daughter of owner Kathy Carlisle.

B&B bookings take hit due to virus

Owners have been getting feelers from in-state visitors, but so far reservations have been rare.

Photo provided by Ocean Bluff B&B                                Tammy Kehrer of Palmer sits on the deck overlooking Cook Inlet at Ocean Bluff B&B in Kasilof. Kehrer is the daughter of owner Kathy Carlisle.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, March 27, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Revised travel mandates to begin Friday

Those arriving from outside the state must self-quarantine, but revisions allow for exceptions.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, March 27, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
Nikiski Fire Station #2, seen here on July 15, 2019 in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

3 in Nikiski fire service test positive for virus

11 members of the department have been quarantined due to the possibility of COVID-19 exposure.

Nikiski Fire Station #2, seen here on July 15, 2019 in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Alberta confirmed 13 new COVID-19 cases in the province Tuesday. There are no active cases in the central zone. (Image courtesy the CDC)

Virus case count continues to grow

20 new cases of COVID-19 reported, including 5 on the Kenai Peninsula.

Alberta confirmed 13 new COVID-19 cases in the province Tuesday. There are no active cases in the central zone. (Image courtesy the CDC)