News of the North from Friday, November 20th, 2020
CBJ reports 7 new COVID-19 cases on Friday
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting seven new COVID-19 cases in Juneau.
Capital Transit makes time adjustments on routes
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Capital Transit is implementing schedule adjustments effective Monday, Nov. 23 until further notice.
Pandemic related measures add to a crowded Assembly agenda
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - A resolution up for action at Monday night's regular Assembly meeting calls for extending the local emergency declaration in response to the pandemic. The current declaration expires Tuesday.
Watt counsels staying on heightened alert for spread of COVID-19
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The City and Borough of Juneau like government entities across the nation continue to battle the spread of the coronavirus.
October jobs down nearly nine percent over last year
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The state of Alaska has lost 28,900 jobs and Southeast Alaska 4,700 jobs in the past year due to the pandemic and other causes.
Hoonah reports three cases of COVID-19
Hoonah, Alaska (KINY) - Hoonah Mayor Gerald Byers said bars and restaurants have limited capacity after three cases of COVID were confirmed in the community this week.
Anchorage mayor says no new COVID-19 mandates this week
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The acting mayor of Anchorage said there will be no new mandates related to the coronavirus this week, but left the door open for new orders if virus cases continue to rise.
Winter Storm warning issued
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - A strong weather system is expected to bring windy and snowy weather to the Northern Lynn Canal Saturday, the National Weather Service reports.
ConocoPhillips to restart drilling at 4 Alaska rigs
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — ConocoPhillips Alaska is planning to restart drilling at four rigs in December, which will reinstate several hundred jobs that evaporated as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Coeur Alaska Donates $300,000 to Environmental Science Endowment at UAS
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Coeur Mining, Inc. established the scholarship program at the University of Alaska Southeast known as the Coeur Alaska-Kensington Gold Mine Environmental Science Award in 1991.
Ketchikan EOC reports 1 new COVID-19 case
Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY) - One new case of COVID-19 was reported in Ketchikan today through the airport traveler testing site.
Lt. Gov. Meyer seeks audit on Ballot Measure 2 votes
Juneau, Alaska (AP) - Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer says he plans to seek an audit of votes cast on a statewide ballot initiative to help put to rest questions raised by some about the “validity” of election results.
Mostly Cloudy and 39 F at Juneau, Juneau International Airport, AK
Winds are East at 5.8 MPH (5 KT). The pressure is 1002.8 mb and the humidity is 86%. The wind chill is 35. Last Updated on Nov 26 2020, 6:53 am AKST.