Claire Stremple, KTOO - Juneau
Murkowski pays virtual visit to Haines as Biden approves major disaster declaration after landslides
The senator’s visit coincided with President Joe Biden’s approval of the major disaster declaration in Southeast Alaska.
Alaska women who live in rural and remote communities usually travel to city centers to give birth against incredible geographical odds.
‘Most mothers don’t have to deal with this’: COVID-19 makes medical travel for pregnant women even harder
Alaska women who live in rural and remote communities usually travel to city centers to give birth — against incredible geographical odds. And now, COVID-19 has made a hard trip even more daunting.
The Centers for Disease Control still warns against sailing on cruise ships. But this season it will give local ports the authority to approve COVID-19 mitigation plans drawn up by individual cruise lines before they unload passengers.
Relief workers poured in from around the state to assist with the Dec. 2 landslide disaster, which led to fears of an outbreak of COVID-19 at the same time.
Gov. Dunleavy’s budget rolled out earlier this month proposes saving money but eliminating state jobs and lease expenses by shuttering six DMVs: Haines, Tok, Valdez, Eagle River, Homer and Delta Junction.
After record-breaking storms, flooding, and landslides, human residents weren't the only ones facing emergencies and evacuations in Haines this week.
Some 50 families have been displaced in Haines due to mudslides and evacuations. Every hotel in town was full over the weekend. Except for one: the 60-room Hotel Halsingland, closed for the last year and a half and currently on the market.
‘Haines makes it happen’: At least one woman is back in her flooded home after outpouring of support
Edgar bought her home three years ago and typically has a few renters, but when the flooding hit, she was the only one living in the house — now with one chicken, the sole survivor of the storm, who she brought to live upstairs for safekeeping.
Search and rescue teams took off for their fourth day of looking for two missing residents, whose home was caught up in a 600-foot landslide on Wednesday.
Dozens more homes in Haines were evacuated Thursday night as rain continued to saturate the mountainsides near residential neighborhoods.
Searchers continue to look Thursday for two people missing after a large landslide rumbled through a residential area on Beach Road in Haines Wednesday afternoon, destroying at least four houses.
The Haines Borough declared a weather emergency as heavy rains washed out roads throughout town, and landslides took out at least two homes.
The CDC issued its strongest recommendation against cruise ship travel, but it hasn't issued a ban as it did at the beginning of the pandemic.
Shoppers who spend $300 locally are eligible for an extra $100.
Kane opened in March, a week before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down retailers for months.
Some biologists think the trend is related to the reduced hunting pressure from Outside hunters this year.
A Skagway newspaper owner was turned back at the Canadian border. Agents deemed her return home “non-essential”
When Canadian border agents deemed one Skagway News publisher’s trip back to Skagway non-essential, it left her operating a local paper… remotely. Gretchen Wehmhoff and Melinda Munson bought the Skagway News in March, not long...
For many women, the traveling unit is the only time in a year they get breast exams.