Abbey Collins, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage


Alaska economists say containing the virus is critical for the state’s long-term outlook

Estimates show the state could lose up to 50,000 jobs if closures drag on. And, the value of goods and services produced in the state could be reduced by billions of dollars.

‘Like we opened a new business’: Anchorage restaurants adapt to life without dining rooms

Some restaurants are keeping the doors open by adapting to this new normal. But, the transition hasn’t been easy.
Photo: National Park Service

Denali climbing permits suspended for 2020 season

In a statement Friday, Denali National Park and Preserve announced it is suspending the issuance of climbing permits for ascents of Denali and Mt. Foraker for the 2020 mountaineering season.

Closures, tanking oil and uncertainty bombard Alaska’s economy

Even if the spread of the virus slows, the summer tourism industry could be in big trouble.

State officials release stricter guidelines for travelers returning to Alaska

State officials are taking additional steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 from people traveling to the state.

Already low price for Alaska crude falls further as the world responds to coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic is driving some of that recent decline. But, prices were low even before the outbreak.

Teenage snowboarder dies after he was caught in an avalanche north of Anchorage

Troopers say the man was snowboarding when he was caught and buried in an avalanche.

LISTEN: Job gains expected for Alaska in 2020

In 2020, the state is expected to continue adding jobs, but more slowly.

LISTEN: Only one state ferry is currently in operation. How are coastal communities dealing with sailing uncertainty?

This summer, many Alaskans have seen long gaps in service. In some communities, it is still uncertain when boats will return.

Winter weather, ferry cancellations and road closures disrupt travel in and out of Upper Lynn Canal communities

The Alaska Marine Highway System chartered with private company Allen Marine to take passengers to and from the Upper Lynn Canal communities Monday.

One Anchorage business delivers 150 pizzas a week by plane

There's one Anchorage business flying pizzas hundreds of miles, to far corners of the state.

Alaska’s population is down again, marking a third year of loss

According to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the population decreased by around 3,048 people from July 2018 to July 2019.

On average, Anchorage households spent $70,000 in one year. Where did that money go?

"Our housing story is vastly different from the rest of the country. And it has been now for four or five years."

Seven things to know about getting into and out of debt

It's the holiday season ⁠— a time of celebration, gift giving and spending. It can be tempting to lessen the impact of that spending by charging purchases on credit cards. But there are some important things to know.

Did the big 2018 earthquake shake up Alaska’s economy?

A year after the quake, are there clear impacts on Alaska's economy as a whole?

Researchers to study wildfire, unstable permafrost and rain-in-winter events on urban Alaska

Over the next four years, a collaborative research project aims to take a close look at three natural hazards: wildfire, unstable permafrost, and rain-in-winter events.

What’s driving Anchorage’s recent string of urban lynx encounters? Here’s what biologists say.

Last month, a lynx was spotted in Anchorage’s Airport Heights neighborhood, several miles from Far North Bicentennial Park. And on Friday, a resident captured a video of the animal walking along the Chester Creek Trail.

How can Alaskans make the most of the PFD? Here are a few ideas.

Beyond the political battle, part of the PFD story is a lot more personal. If you're handed this sum of money each year — how do you make the most of it?

Research shows studded tires cost the state millions of dollars in road maintenance every year

A new report finds that over the next 20 years, the road maintenance related to studded tire use will cost the state way more than what it takes in from fees drivers pay to use them.

New planes will bring regular service back to Unalaska, Ravn says, but not until next month

In a statement Thursday, RavnAir Alaska said the company will fly Dash 8 planes to Unalaska, starting "sometime during the week of November 4th."