Signs on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the main entrance to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, warn visitors not to enter until they have been met by hospital staff. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

3 new COVID-19 cases on peninsula

The state announced four new hospitalizations Wednesday.

 

This Aug. 20, 2010 photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows the lava dome named Novarupta marks the 1.2 mile (2 km) wide vent of the 1912 Novarupta-Katmai eruption. While western U.S. states were suffering from hazy red skies from wildfires, Alaska was dealing with an air quality problem born a century ago. Strong southerly winds picked up loose ash from a 1912 volcanic eruption, sending an ash cloud about 4,000 feet into the sky. (Peter Kelly/U.S. Geological Survey via AP)

Winds kick up century-old volcanic ash

There were no reports of ashfall in nearby communities near Katmai National Park.

 

Pitney wants to bring certainty back to UA

‘A merger is not being considered.’

 

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)
COVID-19. (Image via CDC)
COVID-19. (Image via CDC)
In this March 12 file photo, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a news conference in Anchorage . Dunleavy will pay $2,800 to reimburse the state for ads an independent counsel found were political and violated ethics rules, according to a recently released settlement. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Dunleavy to pay $2,800 after ads found to violate ethics law

The Republican governor said he did not believe he had violated the state executive ethics act.

In this March 12 file photo, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a news conference in Anchorage . Dunleavy will pay $2,800 to reimburse the state for ads an independent counsel found were political and violated ethics rules, according to a recently released settlement. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Alaska man joins push to aid restaurant workers

Restaurants and their employees nationwide have been decimated by the pandemic.

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                                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.
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                                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.
Al Gross, who is running against incumbent Sen. Dan Sullivan for the U.S. Senate, is seen here in this undated photo. (Courtesy Al Gross)

Race for the Senate 2020: A Q&A with Al Gross

The senate candidate on priorities, the economy and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Al Gross, who is running against incumbent Sen. Dan Sullivan for the U.S. Senate, is seen here in this undated photo. (Courtesy Al Gross)
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4 new COVID-19 cases on central peninsula

The state reported 69 new cases on Wednesday

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This screenshot from a project by University of Alaska Southeast postdoctoral researcher John Harley shows Alaska’s cities and census-designated places. Darker-colored areas on the map are communities with higher social vulnerability indices. (Screenshot)

Researcher hopes map project can aid pandemic response

Grant-funded effort offers a detailed look at where Alaska’s most at-risk populations live.

This screenshot from a project by University of Alaska Southeast postdoctoral researcher John Harley shows Alaska’s cities and census-designated places. Darker-colored areas on the map are communities with higher social vulnerability indices. (Screenshot)
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State reports 86 new COVID-19 cases, 1 in Soldotna

The state also announced Thursday an outbreak at the McLaughlin Youth Center in Anchorage.

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COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

State announces 1 new death related to COVID-19

1 new case on the southern peninsula, 2 more in Soldotna

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                                Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson has resigned, shortly after details of text messages that the state’s married and socially conservative top law enforcement officer sent to a female state employee were revealed Tuesday.

Alaska attorney general quits after texts with woman surface

The woman later said she was uncomfortable with the contact and reported it to her supervisor.

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                                Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson has resigned, shortly after details of text messages that the state’s married and socially conservative top law enforcement officer sent to a female state employee were revealed Tuesday.

A sit-down with Sullivan

Alaska’s junior senator discusses economic recovery, legislative priorities and pandemic response

COVID-19. (Image CDC)

2 more COVID-19 cases in Kenai on Thursday

Kenai now has 75 total cumulative cases.

COVID-19. (Image CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

2 new COVID-19 cases on the Kenai Peninsula

There are now a total of 4,438 resident cases of COVID-19 in Alaska

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In this undated photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, an airplane flies over caribou from the Porcupine Caribou Herd on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska.The Department of the Interior has approved an oil and gas leasing program within Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is home to polar bears, caribou and other wildlife. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt signed the Record of Decision, which will determine where oil and gas leasing will take place in the refuge’s coastal plain. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)

Oil, gas leasing plan in refuge OK’d

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has vowed to protect the refuge.

In this undated photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, an airplane flies over caribou from the Porcupine Caribou Herd on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska.The Department of the Interior has approved an oil and gas leasing program within Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is home to polar bears, caribou and other wildlife. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt signed the Record of Decision, which will determine where oil and gas leasing will take place in the refuge’s coastal plain. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)