State health officials focus their attention on Fairbanks as they fight the spread of COVID-19. Plus: Faith leaders in Alaska get creative as they move services online. And, families settle in as students begin online coursework.
A new study shows the current "hunker down" mandate could be necessary for months. And Alaska lawmakers passed a budget that doesn't include a stimulus payment.
Ketchikan grapples with the highest rate of COVID-19 infection in the state. Plus: Small businesses in Alaska are re-tooling to manufacture supplies to help fight the outbreak. And, how to safely have fun outdoors during the pandemic.
What the massive national stimulus package means for Alaskans. Plus: Stylists and tattoo artists aren't working right now, but most don't qualify for unemployment. And, a bartender in Sitka creates a virtual experience for his customers.
Safety precautions lead to major changes in Alaska's court system, as it tries to protect people's civil rights as well as their health. Plus: coronavirus concerns force businesses that rely on summer tourism to lay off workers. And, a Petersburg resident died of COVID-19 in Seattle. His son describes what happened.
Alaska lawmakers consider legislation to help workers sidelined by the coronavirus crisis. Plus: workers traveling from Outside begin to navigate new quarantine rules in the state. And, the University of Alaska system takes another step towards degree program cuts amidst a global crisis.
The Alaska Senate passes a state budget that includes a thousand-dollar stimulus payment. Plus: Anchorage School District employees deliver thousands of meals daily to students during the coronavirus closure. And, a distillery in Fairbanks finds a new use for the barley it normally turns into vodka.
Governor Dunleavy calls for a supplemental Permanent Fund Dividend in April. Plus: University of Alaska Anchorage students pack up their dorms and move off campus. And, how to protect your mental health in a time of uncertainty.
Economists expect the coronavirus will have a significant impact the state's economy. Plus: The state says the capacity to test for COVID-19 is improving, but not perfect. And, a federal employee in Skagway says his workplace isn't safely preventing the spread of the coronavirus.
Store managers in Alaska emphasize that supply chains remain intact. Plus: Parents scramble to care for their children while all schools and many daycare centers remain closed. And, the Iditarod Sled Dog Race has a winner.
Drive-thru COVID-19 testing begins in Anchorage for those with a doctor's referral. At the same time, thousands of laid-off restaurant workers are adjusting to an uncertain future. Also tonight: Norwegian Thomas Waerner leaves White Mountain with a big lead heading to the Iditarod finish line in Nome.
Small businesses across the state adjust to the new reality of customers staying home to avoid social contact amid coronavirus. Meantime, bar and restaurant owners in Anchorage react to the mayor's order to stop dine-in service.
The Anchorage School District says it will keep feeding students during its coronavirus closure. Plus: The last great race mushes on through a global pandemic. And, local skiers return to Anchorage after the World Cup races in Quebec are cancelled.
State health officials confirm the first case of COVID-19 in Alaska. Plus: The University of Alaska and the Anchorage school district announce closures because of coronavirus.
Governor Dunleavy issues a disaster declaration in advance of the arrival of the coronavirus. Plus: how a rookie musher learned he had just a few days to prepare for the Iditarod. And, a cruise ship is headed to Juneau early, prompting some tough discussions about the coronavirus.
State officials say preparation can slow the spread of coronavirus when it gets to Alaska. Plus: hear from an Anchorage resident whose parents have been stuck on that coronavirus cruise ship in California. And, weakening migratory bird protections could have a significant impact for species in Alaska.
Governor Dunleavy tries to reassure Alaskans as the coronavirus upends the global economy. Plus: Training dogs as a rookie Iditarod musher. And, a Wrangell basketball player finally gets a chance to play after spending years on the bench.
Health officials say the state has enough tests for coronavirus. Plus: Doctors in Alaska say people should not panic over the virus. And, the Southeast community of Tenakee Springs tries to cope without ferry service.
State officials continue to prepare for the arrival of coronavirus cases. Plus: new research studies how women participate differently in Alaska's fisheries. And, a pilot program that increased lunch and recess time at several Anchorage elementary schools could have national implications.
Some Alaska lawmakers praise the Governor after the House passes a state budget. Plus: Anchorage stores see products fly off the shelves over coronavirus concerns. And, a new exhibit explores the early effort by Alaskan women to fight for the vote.