Katie Anastas, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
The final virtual town hall is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 27, from 6 to 7 p.m. The school district’s community survey closes Feb. 2.
The new case count on Friday totaled more than 3,000, with new infections over the weekend dropping to fewer than 1,500 each day. The numbers do not include at-home test results.
Many kindergarteners, first graders and second graders in Anchorage are struggling to catch up on reading skills. That’s according to data the Anchorage School Board shared at its meeting Tuesday night.
Alaska reaches a new COVID milestone. As the state Supreme Court upholds ranked choice voting, the governor wants other election reforms. And the state's Department of Fish and Game has announced the largest-ever harvest guideline for Sitka sac roe herring.
Lawmakers seek answers about the sudden firing of the Permanent Fund Director. Also, the state Supreme Court hears a challenge to ranked choice voting. And how the recipient of a Governor’s Arts and Humanities award is preserving his local dialect.
The city’s three major hospitals are no longer allowing visitors for adults in the emergency room.
More than 80 people signed up for Monday’s event. Since the annual clinic started 13 years ago, the Alaska Bar Association has helped more than 4,000 low to moderate income Alaskans.
The sudden firing of the Permanent Fund Corporation Director leaves some lawmakers concerned. Also, what a jump in case numbers and supply constraints mean for COVID treatment. And Juneau's high school basketball players no longer have to wear masks on the court.
School districts around the state face COVID-related absences and staff shortages. Plus, Gov. Mike Dunleavy declares a disaster in some areas of Southeast after a series of damaging storms. And Petersburg fires a police officer for an offensive Facebook post.
School districts around the country are debating mask mandates, COVID testing requirements, and whether schools should move to remote learning as omicron spreads. In Anchorage, student and staff absences are increasing, and teachers are frustrated.
Anchorage hospitals try to cope as Alaska notches record-breaking COVID case counts. Also, how sporadic winter ferry service is impacting Southeast communities. And Ketchikan reacts to the Alaska Board of Fisheries moving their March meeting to Anchorage.