Katie Anastas, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Fire danger heading into the Fourth of July holiday weekend prompts emergency burn bans. A ruling on states' powers to prosecute on tribal land is among recent, major Supreme Court decisions. And a traditional Filipino folk dance makes a comeback in Juneau.
Bird TLC is one of a few bird rehabilitation centers in Alaska still accepting birds. Now, along with eagles with broken wings and orphaned baby ducks, they’re also getting birds with bird flu.
Health officials also emphasized how thorough the research was on pediatric vaccines before they were authorized.
Why so many ballots from rural Alaska were rejected in the special primary election. Also, Democratic House candidate Mary Peltola has a reputation for being nice. And state health officials tell parents it's important to get young kids vaccinated.
Victims rights advocates are concerned after a man accused in a stabbing was found incompetent to stand trial. Also, community leaders respond after Anchorage opens a public campground to homeless residents. And restaurant owners struggle to hire workers during a busy summer season.
Special election candidates share their views on abortion. Also, Anchorage opens a public campground to homeless residents as the state's largest shelter prepares to close. And the University of Alaska Southeast will offer free Alaska Native language classes to students this fall.
But there’s still work to do in the wooded area near Campbell Park.
Covey Academy offers vocational training, housing and connections to community organizations.
Murkowski called the bill responsible and says she doesn’t think it infringes on Second Amendment rights.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski says the bipartisan gun bill does not take Second Amendment rights away from responsible gun owners. Also, Anchorage’s ombudsman is reviewing complaints about a t-shirt the city’s HR director wore at a meeting. And a district court judge rules that Cook Inlet drift fishermen can fish the inlet's federal waters.
Republican Tara Sweeney says her campaign will not sue over elections officials' decision that she cannot advance to the special U.S. House election. Also, firefighters, aircraft and other resources are heading north to Alaska's wildfires. And after three years without service, Alaskans board a ferry to British Columbia.
Most drive-up COVID testing sites in Anchorage are set to close by June 30 as demand drops and funding runs out. The few sites that will stay open aren’t offering testing to uninsured Alaskans.
District leaders say summer school is an opportunity to gain math and reading skills — and to boost students’ confidence — after two years of the pandemic.
Anchorage will celebrate Juneteenth with two days of activities in Delaney Park. The event will feature guest speakers, a pageant, music, dance performances and food vendors.