Lex Treinen, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Craig Campbell has served in several roles in the Bronson Administration, most recently as Policy and Programs Director.
Leaders of the Anchorage Assembly say Clifford Armstrong III is still the city’s chief equity officer, despite Mayor Dave Bronson firing him earlier this month.
Assembly Chair Suzanne LaFrance and Vice Chair Chris Constant pointed out that the the city hired three code enforcement officers last year with federal COVID-19 money who are still on staff.
The state announced on Tuesday that 65 more Alaskans have died of COVID-19, most of them in August or September.
For many Anchorage businesses, the mask mandate changes little. But it still could be enough to slow COVID spread.
Some Anchorage businesses vowed to turn a blind eye to enforcing the new mask mandate, but supporters of the masking rules say even a small change in public behavior could change the course of the pandemic.
Cases have increased by an average of 8% in the last week, but they are still lower than the record highs at the end of September.
Troopers say 39-year-old Benjamin Strachan had been working for the department since June 2020.
The state's chief medical officer said the single day jump in COVID cases was a result of analyzing a batch of new results, and doesn't represent a trend.
For some Alaskans, getting vaccinated is a simple choice. For others, like this Anchorage pastor, it’s complicated.
William Tauanu’u knows the danger of COVID-19 and believes the vaccine is effective. But he’s also concerned by reports from friends and family about side effects of the COVID vaccine, which has led him to cancel three appointments to get the shot.
Under the proposal, the city would offer 730 shelter beds total, plus an additional 140 beds for surge capacity. The city currently has 758 beds.
Most of the people at Monday’s meeting opposed a mask mandate.
The proposal unveiled Friday would chop the city’s budget by 1.3%, reducing taxpayers’ bill by $4 for every $100,000 worth of property they own.
Alaska Native Medical Center's Dr. Bob Onders said that the influx of new workers will hopefully give exhausted staff a break.
ANMC is the third hospital in the state to announce crisis standards in response to a surge of COVID-19 patients. It says it isn't rationing care at this point, but that could be a concern if COVID hospitalizations keep rising.
Alaska reported 10 more resident COVID-19 deaths and over 1,200 new cases of the disease on Thursday. Alaska has reported 83 COVID deaths among residents in the last week. Eight of the deaths reported today...
Clients at the Sullivan Arena shelter say there's fewer visible security guards, which makes the atmosphere more relaxed.
Christy Lawton led the city’s COVID-19 testing and vaccination programs. She's the third health official to leave the department since July.
If it were its own country, Alaska would rank second for its 7-day average of daily infections per capita behind Grenada, according to data compiled by the New York Tim.