Yukon wildfires are blamed for the hazy conditions and the orange sunrise on Monday.
Kimberly Vaughan of the National Weather Service office in Juneau said that northerly winds should bring down the smoke from Carmacks area fires into the Juneau area through Wednesday. There may be a thinning of the smoke in the Juneau area as the plume shifts and heads more southwest.
Yukon Wildland Fire Management reports a total of 86 fires burning in the territory with two new fires reported in the Mayo District.
British Columbia Wildfire Management reports that they are currently responding to or monitoring six fires in the province. The largest, nearest fire to Southeast Alaska is the 600-acre blaze burning southwest of Mount Edziza Park.
- For the second time this year, a Republican from Matanuska-Susitna Borough left the state Senate majority caucus.
- The U.S. Senate is working on the health care bill, and Alaska health commissioner Valerie Davidson is in Washington, D.C., to meet with Alaska's senators, Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski. One-quarter of Alaska's population currently is covered by Medicaid.
- Police posted this security video of the suspect on its Facebook page and described him as white, 25 to 30 years old, 6-foot-3 and skinny with scruffy facial hair.
- Uber and Lyft are negotiating with the City and Borough of Juneau over the collection of the city's sales tax. The companies insist it's the drivers' responsibility to collect and remit the 5 percent tax on fares.