Lex Treinen, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
New unemployment benefits are here, but laid-off workers are having trouble getting applications processed
Workers have reported weeks-long delays in getting unemployment insurance claims processed, but state officials say they've been working overtime to process the record number of applications.
The state's Department of Labor says it received federal guidance on Sunday about how to administer new unemployment provisions of the CARES Act.
The North Slope Borough's Emergency Order states that the move is necessary to continue essential air service to the borough's eight communities after Ravn halted all its operations on Sunday.
Anchorage mayor Ethan Berkowitz said that the closure would last "until further notice"
The decision comes after several other progressive cuts to service around the state.
Four Alaskans were also hospitalized, according to the most recent numbers released by the state's Department of Health and Social Services.
Snow City, Spenard Roadhouse and South Restaurant all announced they would be ending their take-out service, citing safety concerns related to the coronavirus.
The new numbers double last week's record-setting claims, and reflect a nationwide trend.
An Alaskan is facing thousands of dollars in fines for alleged price gouging on N95 masks.
Faith leaders around Alaska say are finding creative ways to balance their role as community creators with important public safety messages.
The deceased patient was 73 years old and had been admitted to the hospital almost a week ago.
Anchorage officials say they hope that the former sports center won't need to be used, but that they want to be prepared just in case.
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Shawn Idom provides a hair cut at his barbershop Hair Science on February 22, 2020. Barbershops are among the non-essential businesses ordered to close in Gov. Dunleavy's (Mayowa Aina/Alaska Public Media)
In the face of community travel restrictions and a drop in demand, some regional air carriers in Alaska say they’re being forced to cut service to communities - and to cut positions from their payroll.
Donations are keeping testing afloat and helping to bolster emergency supply stocks.
GCI’s modeling showed a surge of internet traffic around spring break, when the virus was expected to hit. It did just that, but the company said that so far, the spike isn’t as severe as some feared.
Days after restaurant and bar closures began around Alaska, more workers are looking for state support in the form of unemployment insurance.
The Municipality of Anchorage said customers’ water and power will not be shut off for nonpayment for the remainder of the city’s disaster declaration.
A day after saying on social media that it would keep ski runs open, Alyeska Resort announced that it would be closing its mountain operations for the remainder of the winter season.