The number of confirmed cases could still rise. City officials say tests for 94 of the 210 workers at the mine are still pending.
Hoonah, Gustavus, Angoon, Pelican and Tenakee Springs will see a nearly two-month winter gap without service.
Some 30 close contacts of Kake’s first COVID-19 patient have been cleared of the virus.
The trio of employees with mild symptoms — as well as a “small number” of identified as close contacts at the underground gold mine had returned to Juneau but did not need to be hospitalized, the company said.
The LeConte is expected to resume sailings this week. It includes runs between Juneau, Pelican, Angoon, Kane and Lynn Canal communities later this week.
The massive tailings dam at the Mount Polley Mine in British Columbia failed six years ago this week. An effort to create global industry standards for mine waste has emerged since then, but there are concerns that the new standards don’t go far enough to protect communities downstream. The Global Tailings Review effort launched more than…
A bystander with a cell phone caught the sights and sounds of a steel crane jutting up in the air as the barge failed to clear the underside of the steel and concrete span.
The police officer initially lost his job and his certification over allegations of excessive force against prisoners, but a legal loophole prevents the state from taking action.
How force is reported also varies by department. Some require a police officer to report the threat of force — such as if they unholster their gun and point it at someone. Others only consider actual physical force used.
Members agreed that money alone wouldn’t fix the ferry system’s woes. Many of its problems stem from waste, mismanagement and poor planning.