Southeast Alaska State Fair cancelled over virus threat

    Juneau, Alaska (AP) - Organizers of the Southeast Alaska State Fair say the summer event in Haines has been canceled this year due to COVID-19.

    Fair officials say it was a difficult decision but the right one to make.

    Meanwhile, the state Department of Public Safety says it will not hold a ceremony next week to honor law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty, citing the coronavirus.

    The ceremony previously has taken place during a memorial week. Gov. Mike Dunleavy has encouraged Alaskans to visit local memorials while practicing social distancing.

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