Lex Treinen, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Hospitals say they are forced to balance their values of compassion with the need for broader public health good.
About two weeks after she was reported missing, Nome police say they requested on-the-ground help from the FBI to find a missing 33-year-old woman, Florence Okpealuk.
Erosion, parking and trail access problems have worsened due to the pandemic as the park system copes with 5 years without capital funding.
Experts say the lack of a national testing strategy has led to unnecessary deaths of people experiencing homelessness.
Managers of the emergency mass shelter at the Sullivan Arena say that they were able to isolate the cases quickly.
The outbreak that started at the shelter has infected 89 people, and resulted in at least one death.
The city says it hopes millions of dollars in CARES Act money can free up space at the emergency mass shelter at the Sullivan Arena.
Its the second COVID-19 death tied to the Anchorage Pioneer Home.
Two people were killed in a collision at a private airport in Fairbanks, and a third has life-threatening injuries.
Advocates say the trail, which would connect Seward to Fairbanks, could provide an economic draw for tourists, and would help define Alaska to the Outside.
All of the cases were asymptomatic, according to Brother Francis managers.
Multi-generational housing, lack of proper plumbing in rural villages, and cultures where physical touch is valued have made Alaska Native and Pacific Islander groups more affected by COVID-19.
State officials are counting on Congress to pass a bill that would include those workers and back pay them for the months that were missed.
The city says it hasn't received any formal complaints from the public.
JBER officials are calling the 30-foot wide gravel corridor a "trail' that they say is needed for emergency access and firefighting.
A handful of churches defied the city’s emergency order to limit gatherings to stop the spread of COVID-19 last week.
A co-owner said in a Facebook video that the new fines would be more than the business could afford.