Lex Treinen, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Court filings, court record searches, and payments of fines aren’t currently accessible online, and online court hearings scheduled over the next few days will take place over the phone.
Estrella Elizabeth Rodriguez-Northcutt is finding success serving Horchata lattes, cafe de olla, and Jamaica, a hibiscus tea. She says she's already converted a few customers who used to prefer their coffee black.
As details were falling into place for Anchorage's first vaccine clinic targeting the Hmong community, May Ramirez-Xiong sister was hospitalized with COVID-19, inspiring Ramirez-Xiong and others to redouble their efforts to get the community vaccinated.
There are still limitations with the new policy: physical contact isn’t allowed and most prisons are limiting the amount of time inmates can see visitors.
Alaska's growth rate was less than half of the national rate of 7.4% since 2010.
A 13-year-old Anchorage teenager's dog was killed in a legally-set Conibear 330 trap off the Glenn Highway. Some say the incident shows the need for more regulation of the deadly traps, but trappers fear it could squeeze out their trade.
Smaller, family-owned eateries have done better than established fine-dining restaurants, adapting quickly to social media marketing and online ordering for take-out.
After last year's celebrations were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, getting back into the mosque for Islam's Holy month is extra special for Anchorage's Muslims.
Costco customers in Anchorage have recently started sharing online reports of ravens stealing groceries from their carts and the back of their pickup trucks, and biologists say the behavior could spread around town quickly.
The bill would affect fewer than 30 inmates in Alaska's prison system by offering them a chance at parole after 15 years of incarceration. But critics call it a circumvention of justice.
The city is bringing vaccine to churches, community centers, and sports arenas with an aim to fill up appointments that are becoming increasingly difficult to fill.
Last Monday, Anchorage reported 112 coronavirus cases, its highest daily case count since January.
With COVID-19 infections - as well as misinformation about the disease - still running rampant in surrounding communities, it's not clear when prisons will reach a level of immunity where it's safe to reopen.
Since last March, prisoners have been relying on phone calls from their lawyers to discuss case updates and prepare for hearings.
An Iditarod volunteer from Wyoming and two state wildlife troopers in Skwentna rescued an 8-year-old boy who had fallen through the river ice at the Iditarod checkpoint on Tuesday.
Bean's Cafe is moving to pre-packaged meals in order to avoid large gatherings for mealtimes, and to provide clients flexibility to look for work throughout the day.
Phase 1c eligibility opens vaccine to those who live in multigenerational homes or in communities with limited running water or sewage system. It also opens vaccines to those deemed “essential workers."