COVID-19 almost sank the Haines bookstore. A local author’s national fans saved sales.

After Heather Lende posted that readers could get signed and personalized books from the Haines bookstore, hundreds of readers from out-of-state placed orders.

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Juneau reports two inmates at Lemon Creek among 9 new COVID-19 cases

Two inmates at the Lemon Creek Correctional Facility in Juneau tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.  According to the city, both had recently been admitted to the facility and were in quarantine, so they didn’t have contact with other inmates.  An Alaska Department of Corrections spokesperson didn’t immediately return an email seeking more information about…

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Neighbors in Hyder, Alaska and Stewart, B. C. ask Canada to ease border restrictions

Residents in Hyder and Stewart are advocating for what they’re calling the Bear Bubble, which would create a shared space for residents in both communities and exempt them from the quarantine rules.

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Online film festival features Alaska Native and First Nations documentaries

All three films are available to watch for free on Vision Maker’s First Indigenous Online Film Festival page until September 14.

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Petersburg to request salmon disaster declaration

A combination of low prices and low returns has the summer of 2020 shaping up to be one of the worst in decades.

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A pair of stranded killer whales and a sick sea lion near Sitka have biologists looking for answers

Biologists are tracking some unusual stranding events around Sitka this summer, and hoping to learn more about what brought about the deaths of two killer whales, and what has made a sea lion gravely ill.

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