Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
The school board in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough voted 5-2 Wednesday night to ban a list of five books deemed “controversial,” as well as high school journalism curriculum from the New York Times.
Spring breakup across Alaska has the potential to cause severe flooding in riverside communities, especially after a cold, snowy winter this year across much of the state.
The experience of strolling through a toy store's aisles for action figures, games and other items of delight is, like a lot of things, on hold during the pandemic. But at least two locally owned Anchorage stores are continuing to sell toys.
LISTEN: Stuck in Alaska, Iditarod champ hopes old plane bound for Norway museum can get him and dogs home
Waerner has been living with friends near Fairbanks in Ester, all because of cornavirus-related, international travel restrictions, coupled with the normal difficulties and rules around flying dogs internationally.
LISTEN: Anchorage barber optimistic a month into shutdown, ‘but some weren’t in a position to weather this’
The Idoms pose for a portrait on February 26, 2020. The Hair Science Barbershop and Barber School is a family operation. Katie Idom, left, is a hair stylist, but also handles...
LISTEN: Cordova mayor says salmon season can still be safe amid pandemic, but it’ll likely be different
The Alaska fishing communities conflicted about the idea of an influx of out-of-town commercial fishermen and processing plant workers include the Prince William Sound city of Cordova. Hundreds of Cordova residents have signed a petition asking Mayor Clay Koplin to restrict most travel to the community.
Camp Denali and the North Face Lodge are naturalist-oriented accommodations in the heart of Denali National Park. The business is just one many in the Denali area depending on tourism income that, for the foreseeable future, is nonexistent due to coronavirus related travel restrictions.
While it felt cold to Alaskans, that's not really saying much, says University of Alaska Fairbanks Climatologist Brian Brettschneider. That's because the last few years have also included some of the warmest winters ever in Alaska.
With more people needing help feeding their children and themselves, Children’s Lunchbox has launched a new initiative to raise money for what they call “pantry packs.”
Alaska’s largest private-sector employer, Arctic Slope Regional Corp., has laid off employees and cut charitable giving due to the collapse in oil prices and the economic shutdown caused by the global coronavirus pandemic.
Police around Alaska are under temporary, coronavirus-related orders to not jail anyone on misdemeanor charges except for domestic violence or stalking. And for inmates seeking release from jail, it is now possible to request a bail hearing due to concerns over coronavirus.
The Guard’s planes and helicopters could be key to moving sick people from rural Alaska to advanced medical care.
Alaska health officials are now calling the Fairbanks area the “hot spot” for coronavirus in Alaska. That’s despite more total cases in Anchorage, where there’s also been two deaths, and a higher percentage of cases in Ketchikan relative to that city’s population.
The first person to die in Alaska after testing positive for COVID-19 passed away Friday at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage.
At least two small businesses in Alaska are retooling their operations from making things like custom car or gun parts, to producing face shields for protecting healthcare providers and printing the long swabs needed to test for the virus.
There have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Alaska’s jails or prisons. But as of Wednesday, there had only been two tests conducted, both of which came back negative, according to the Department of Corrections.
Alaska’s court system looks very different these days, as judges, attorneys and court staff work under new directives to keep people safe from coronavirus.
Jordan Mark, 18, is charged with first-degree murder, first-degree sexual abuse of a minor, kidnapping and evidence tampering in the death of Ida "Girlie Aguchak, 10.