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This photo shows Sít’ Eetí Shaanáx - Glacier Valley School on Tuesday evening. The school is one of three sites of the Juneau School District’s RALLY program. On Tuesday, children were served floor sealant instead of milk during breakfast at the school’s RALLY site.

Pouches of milk, chemicals delivered side-by-side

12 kids drink toxic fluid after supplies mistakenly delivered to school district on same pallet

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This photo shows Sít’ Eetí Shaanáx - Glacier Valley School on Tuesday evening. The school is one of three sites of the Juneau School District’s RALLY program. On Tuesday, children were served floor sealant instead of milk during breakfast at the school’s RALLY site.
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

New COVID cases down from last week

Nationally, the 14-day change rate of newly reported COVID cases has increased by 7%

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
A health care professional prepares to administer a COVID-19 test outside Capstone Clinic in Kenai, Alaska, on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. Capstone announced Wednesday it will end public COVID-19 testing at the end of the month. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

Capstone to discontinue public COVID testing

The public COVID-19 testing program will end at the end of the month

A health care professional prepares to administer a COVID-19 test outside Capstone Clinic in Kenai, Alaska, on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. Capstone announced Wednesday it will end public COVID-19 testing at the end of the month. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
Former Alaska Governor and current Congressional hopeful Sarah Palin speaks with attendees at a meet and greet event outside of Ginger’s Restaurant on Saturday, May 14, 2022 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

AP: Palin, Begich and Gross to head to special election

The candidate order has not changed since Saturday, though Palin’s share of votes dropped slightly

Former Alaska Governor and current Congressional hopeful Sarah Palin speaks with attendees at a meet and greet event outside of Ginger’s Restaurant on Saturday, May 14, 2022 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Hazy skies are seen as the sun sets on Cook Inlet, seen from South Kenai Beach, on Sunday, June 12, 2022. Wildfires in western Alaska pushed smoke to the Southcentral area over the weekend. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Lower Yukon River wildfire is among Alaska’s largest tundra fires on record

It is also part of a trend of increasingly frequent tundra fires in that region

Hazy skies are seen as the sun sets on Cook Inlet, seen from South Kenai Beach, on Sunday, June 12, 2022. Wildfires in western Alaska pushed smoke to the Southcentral area over the weekend. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
Alaska State Troopers logo.

Troopers announce launch of online reporting tool

The new system aims to eliminate the need to file police reports by calling the non-emergency line or going to a trooper post

Alaska State Troopers logo.
A video of former President Donald Trump speaking is displayed as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol continues to reveal its findings of a year-long investigation, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, June 13, 2022. (Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP)

Trump ‘detached from reality’ in defeat, panel told

The House 1/6 committee spent the morning hearing delving into Trump’s claims of election fraud

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A video of former President Donald Trump speaking is displayed as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol continues to reveal its findings of a year-long investigation, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, June 13, 2022. (Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP)
Former Alaska Gov. and current congressional hopeful Sarah Palin speaks with attendees at a meet and greet event outside of Ginger’s Restaurant on Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

2022 Special Primary Election live updates: Palin takes early lead

As of 10 p.m., Sarah Palin, Nick Begich, Al Gross and Mary Peltola were in the top 4

Former Alaska Gov. and current congressional hopeful Sarah Palin speaks with attendees at a meet and greet event outside of Ginger’s Restaurant on Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
A sample special primary ballot. (Courtesy Alaska Division of Elections)

US House candidates await the end of Alaska’s first statewide election by mail

The Alaska Division of Elections expects a first round of results before 9 p.m. on Saturday

A sample special primary ballot. (Courtesy Alaska Division of Elections)
In this aerial photo provided by the BLM Alaska Fire Service, the East Fork Fire burns about 25 miles north of St. Mary’s, Alaska on June 2. The largest documented wildfire ever burning through tundra in southwest Alaska is within miles of two Alaska Native villages, prompting dozens of residents with respiratory problems to voluntarily evacuate. (Pat Johnson, BLM Alaska Fire Service via AP)

Large tundra wildfire in southwest Alaska threatens villages

Officials on Friday put the communities of St. Mary’s and Pitkas Point into “ready” status

In this aerial photo provided by the BLM Alaska Fire Service, the East Fork Fire burns about 25 miles north of St. Mary’s, Alaska on June 2. The largest documented wildfire ever burning through tundra in southwest Alaska is within miles of two Alaska Native villages, prompting dozens of residents with respiratory problems to voluntarily evacuate. (Pat Johnson, BLM Alaska Fire Service via AP)
This photo shows a return envelop for 2022 special primary. Ballots must be postmarked or received by the Alaska Division of Elections by June 11. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Judge rules against Alaska in ballot access case

A state court judge said elections officials cannot certify special primary results until visually impaired voters “are provided a full and fair opportunity to participate”

This photo shows a return envelop for 2022 special primary. Ballots must be postmarked or received by the Alaska Division of Elections by June 11. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Project Gabe, named after a young man who died of an opioid overdose, aims to bring overdose kits to the fisheries industry in the Southeast. Volunteers assembled 150 kits on Friday, June 10, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

‘This is stoppable’: Program works to bring opioid overdose kits to seafood industry

The project began with a tragic death, but proponents hope it can prevent more

Project Gabe, named after a young man who died of an opioid overdose, aims to bring overdose kits to the fisheries industry in the Southeast. Volunteers assembled 150 kits on Friday, June 10, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Houses are seen in Seward, Alaska, on Thursday, April 15, 2022. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

Housing prices see steep hike, report says

Low interest rates, limited inventory and the increase in prices in 2020 contributed to a tight housing market

Houses are seen in Seward, Alaska, on Thursday, April 15, 2022. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
A copy of the State of Alaska Official Ballot for the June 11, 2022, Special Primary Election is photographed on May 2, 2022. (Peninsula Clarion staff)

Time nearly up to cast ballot for special primary election

All ballots for the special primary must be postmarked or physically received by the Alaska Division of Elections by June 11

A copy of the State of Alaska Official Ballot for the June 11, 2022, Special Primary Election is photographed on May 2, 2022. (Peninsula Clarion staff)
Mount Susitna is seen from Anchorage on May 26, 2022. (Photo by Yereth Rosen/Alaska Beacon)

Developers are planning a wind-power project west of Alaska’s ‘Sleeping Lady’

Little Mount Susitna is west of Mount Susitna, known as “The Sleeping Lady” or, in Dena’ina, Dgehlishla

Mount Susitna is seen from Anchorage on May 26, 2022. (Photo by Yereth Rosen/Alaska Beacon)
The offices of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. are seen Monday, June 6, 2022, in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo and caption by James Brooks/Alaska Beacon)

Alaska still holds millions of dollars in Russian investments

The Alaska Legislature failed to pass legislation requiring the state to sell assets in Russia

The offices of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. are seen Monday, June 6, 2022, in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo and caption by James Brooks/Alaska Beacon)
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Dense residential housing in areas such as Douglas includes a mixture of more expensive homes occupied by long-term owners, rentals occupied by residents from various income categories and an increasing number of short-term rentals occupied by tourists.

Debate continues on short-term rentals in Juneau

Mandatory registration of Airbnb and similar rentals favored by Assembly members.

Courtesy Photo/ City and Borough of Juneau
Dense residential housing in areas such as Douglas includes a mixture of more expensive homes occupied by long-term owners, rentals occupied by residents from various income categories and an increasing number of short-term rentals occupied by tourists.
In this photo provided by Regal Air, musher Sebastien Dos Santos Borges, of France, and sled dog Leon arrive in Anchorage, Alaska, Saturday, June 4, 2022, after being reunited. The Iditarod Trail Committee says Leon went missing in March during the nearly 1,000-mile race across Alaska before being found three months later after covering nearly 150 miles. Leon was expected to see a veterinarian in the coming days and needs a health certificate before he can fly back to France, Iditarod spokesperson Shannon Markley said. (Rebecca Clark/Regal Air via AP)

Iditarod dog found months after disappearing from checkpoint

Leon went missing in March after what the trail committee said was his “escape” from the Ruby checkpoint

In this photo provided by Regal Air, musher Sebastien Dos Santos Borges, of France, and sled dog Leon arrive in Anchorage, Alaska, Saturday, June 4, 2022, after being reunited. The Iditarod Trail Committee says Leon went missing in March during the nearly 1,000-mile race across Alaska before being found three months later after covering nearly 150 miles. Leon was expected to see a veterinarian in the coming days and needs a health certificate before he can fly back to France, Iditarod spokesperson Shannon Markley said. (Rebecca Clark/Regal Air via AP)
A bull moose stands in Nunavaugaluk Lake, October of 1997. The moose population in the nearby Togiak National Wildlife Refuge has boomed over the past three decades. (Photo by Andy Aderman/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via Alaska Beacon)

Moose population boom, linked to climate change, inspires some hunting changes

The changes in the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge fit a wider pattern of wildlife shifts that affect subsistence users

A bull moose stands in Nunavaugaluk Lake, October of 1997. The moose population in the nearby Togiak National Wildlife Refuge has boomed over the past three decades. (Photo by Andy Aderman/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via Alaska Beacon)
Republican Tara Sweeney, right, speaks Monday, May 16, 2022, at a forum in Juneau, Alaska, that was also attended by three other Republican candidates for Alaska’s U.S. House seat, including John Coghill, left. Sweeney and Coghill are among 48 candidates in a June 11 special primary for the House seat left vacant by the death earlier this year of Republican Rep. Don Young. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

Alaska’s unusual House primary draws Palin, Santa, 46 others

Many are relative unknowns or political novices

Republican Tara Sweeney, right, speaks Monday, May 16, 2022, at a forum in Juneau, Alaska, that was also attended by three other Republican candidates for Alaska’s U.S. House seat, including John Coghill, left. Sweeney and Coghill are among 48 candidates in a June 11 special primary for the House seat left vacant by the death earlier this year of Republican Rep. Don Young. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)