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Judge halts virus relief funding for Alaska Native corporations

Several tribes are appealing a ruling that said that Alaska Native Corporations are eligible for a share of the $8 billion in CARES Act funding designated for tribes.

Kenai loses air traffic after virus arrives and RavnAir departs

The passenger traffic at the Kenai Municipal Airport has dropped by 18,000 compared with this time last year.

Alaska’s RavnAir Group approved for July bankruptcy sale

An analysis conducted as part of the bankruptcy proceedings estimated RavnAir’s assets in liquidation would be worth between $21.2 million and $33 million, far less than its debts of $151.5 million to $185.8 million.

Petition seeks removal of statue of William Seward

Petitioners have called for the removal of a statue in Alaska depicting the U.S. cabinet secretary who arranged the purchase of the state’s land from Russia.

Eskimo Pie is changing its ‘derogatory’ name, Dreyer’s says

(Creative Commons photo.) The owner of Eskimo Pie is changing its name and marketing of the nearly century-old chocolate-covered ice cream bar, the latest brand to reckon...

Guard kills knife-wielding suspect at Kodiak military base

According to Alaska State Troopers, a guard saw a man trespassing at a Kodiak Naval installation tapping on windows of a watch building with a knife.

Coronavirus fears create shortage of Alaska election workers

The shortage is particularly severe in Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough

ConocoPhillips to resume normal production in July in Alaska

ConocoPhillips plans to resume normal production operations on Alaska’s North Slope in July, a spokesperson said, after a reduction this month that the company attributed to low prices and a global oversupply of oil.

With another year of low early-season returns for Kenai kings, managers close fishing

King salmon caught while fishing for other species may not be removed from the water and must be released immediately.

Alaska health workers seek mask rule for crowded businesses

Recent medical studies and real-world evidence support the use of masks to prevent the spread of the virus, the letter said.

After pandemic leads to shortage, animal rights groups send 8,000 pounds of dog food to rural Alaska

The food will be shipped to Bethel, from where it will be distributed around the region.
The Wells Fargo building in the Spenard neighborhood of Anchorage in July 2006. (Creative Commons photo by Dana)

Alaska banks have solid 2020 start but face uncertain year

Despite challenging economic times, banks in Alaska saw their portfolios grow.

Contract Alaska pipeline worker mauled by black bear

The man was transported to a hospital in Fairbanks, where he is expected to recover.

Dunleavy signs off on Railbelt utility corridor plan to bring reliability and renewables into grid

The plan would connect the energy utilities from Fairbanks to Seward.

Border closure leaves Southeast Alaskans cut off from backyard

With the borders closed, Skagway, Haines and Hyder residents who depend on neighboring Canadian towns for necessities are struggling with new restrictions caused by the pandemic.

Study: Domestic violence hotline calls rise 52% in Alaska

But the study found that in Anchorage, domestic violence calls actually decreased by over 60%.

Alaska-based soldier dies in Iraq

The U.S. Defense Department says that it was a non-combat-related incident.

US: Alaska Native corporations can get tribal relief funds

Alaska Native corporations are eligible for a share of $8 billion in coronavirus funding for tribes, the U.S. Treasury Department said late Thursday, setting the stage for a court battle.

Citigroup latest major bank to end Arctic oil investment

Citigroup joins Wells Fargo & Co., The Goldman Sachs Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Swiss bank UBS in avoiding Arctic petroleum investments.

Alaska officials warn of fentanyl-laced pills after deaths

A public warning was issued to Alaska residents about the dangers of fentanyl after multiple overdoses were reported this week from people who took counterfeit pills designed to look like oxycodone, health officials said.