Adelyn Baxter, KTOO - Juneau

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Weiss to resign as Juneau superintendent: ‘The last years have been intense’

Juneau School District Superintendent Bridget Weiss has announced that she plans to resign at the end of the school year.
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Landslide damage forces Juneau salmon hatchery to destroy fish

One of the largest salmon hatcheries in the state was forced to destroy thousands of fish after a landslide Wednesday damaged a pipeline that supplies its water.
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Veteran lawmaker Jay Kerttula remembered as mentor, statesman and father

Alaska state flags were lowered to half-mast Friday in honor of Jalmar “Jay” Kerttula, the only state legislator to serve as both senate president and speaker of the house.
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Norwegian Cruise Lines unveils initial design concepts for downtown Juneau property

Last year, Norwegian Cruise Lines outbid competitors when it agreed to pay the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority $20 million for a 3-acre parcel of waterfront land in downtown Juneau. Now, Norwegian is moving forward with its development plans for the lot.
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Juneau’s hospital reports surge in kids experiencing mental health crises

Bartlett’s emergency department has treated an unprecedented number of kids experiencing high levels of stress, thoughts of self-harm and suicide attempts over the past seven months, and they say the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are to blame.
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Juneau’s substance abuse treatment clinic reopens with limited capacity as demand grows

The Juneau center's capacity limitations reflect a statewide shortage of substance abuse treatment choices.
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COVID-19 cases grow among Juneau’s homeless population

A cluster of positive COVID-19 cases among Juneau’s homeless population has risen to 31 people.
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Juneau homeless shelter closes after positive cases

Two people tested positive for COVID-19 and 7 others are in quarantine.
A small blue food stand in an open outdoor gravel-laden food court with a sign that says "order here" above the window.

Juneau adds restrictions on bars and restaurants as cases rise

The city hopes to avoid the outright closures of bars and restaurants that occurred in Anchorage.
People in gloves and smocks take the bones out of fish.

Juneau processor sanitized, screened, quarantined but COVID-19 still got in

Health officials who investigated the case say it resulted from community spread — not from inside the plant.
People in gloves and smocks take the bones out of fish.

Another 21 employees at Juneau seafood processor test positive for COVID-19

That brings the total number of employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 at the plant to 61.

Juneau Assembly passes emergency mask mandate

The move follows an COVID-19 outbreak at a Juneau seafood plant that infected dozens.
People in gloves and smocks take the bones out of fish.

COVID-19 infects 9 workers at Juneau seafood processor

The cases are associated with Alaska Glacier Seafoods

Gustavus passes local mask mandate

The city joins Anchorage, Seward, Valdez, and Cordova in requiring masks in city buildings.

Alaska’s daily COVID-19 count surpassed 100 for the first time on Sunday

The state reported 116 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. It’s the largest single-day increase and the first time the state has seen over 100 cases in one day.

Seasonal workers laid off by pandemic get to work improving local trails in Juneau

The Depression-era style program has already got started on trail-improvement projects around Juneau.
The Wilderness Adventurer, an UnCruise small ship, docked in Juneau

One small cruise line cancels Alaska sailings, others hope to salvage some of the season

American Cruise Lines canceled its season due to the recent COVID-19 spike across the nation, but some businesses are hoping that other small cruise lines can help buffer some of the loss caused by the major cruise lines' cancellations.

Juneau Fourth of July parade planner forges ahead with or without permit

After Juneau's annual parade wasn't granted a permit, one man is hoping that an alternative can take place.

Juneau draws inspiration from Depression-era solutions with plan to put locals to work on trails

A city proposal would put $1 million of CARES Act funding to create temporary jobs for workers who found themselves unemployed due to the pandemic.