Mayowa Aina, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Hundreds of students have already chosen other programs while thousands have yet to verify their enrollment with the district.
An Alaska state representative and six others died today after two planes collided midair near Soldotna. And, critics say a recent environmental policy change could cut the public out of the process. Plus, how did a decertified police officer find work at a Sitka jail?
Anchorage extends its emergency proclamation citing the increase in COVID-19 cases. And, the Interior Department prepares to open its Alaska office for investigating cases of murdered and missing indigenous people. Plus, residents split between Newtok and Mertarvik question the fairness of their law enforcement.
There is still some uncertainty about what the start of school will look like as the number of positive COVID-19 cases continue to increase statewide. But several Alaska teachers from around the state said they are cautiously optimistic.
Workers in Alaska hope the state's senators will support extending federal unemployment benefits. And, some Mertarvik residents say moving farther from the Newtok airport has led to preventable deaths. Plus, fish processors in Unalaska have mixed reviews about evacuating staff during the recent tsunami warning.
Some residents say they're healthier after moving away from the eroding Newtok village. And, staff at Southeast domestic violence shelters worry about why they're seeing fewer calls for help. Plus, a Catholic school in Kodiak closes for the foreseeable future.
Private Christian schools in Anchorage grapple with outpouring of alumni stories about racial discrimination
Alumni say they were inspired by recent protests across the country, and hope change can take place in Alaska.
The rules, issued by ICE, said students would need to take classes in-person this fall or leave the country.
Officials say young people are driving the increase in Alaska's coronavirus cases. And, international students in Alaska react to new guidance from the Trump administration. Plus, a new FCC program could help tribes provide broadband to their communities.
Hospitalizations in Anchorage more than doubled this week as positive coronavirus cases continue to increase. And, more Alaskans are visiting outdoor spaces and leaving a mess behind. Plus, Wasilla High School's administrators grapple with debate around the school's Native American mascot.
They say it's important to consider the risks of keeping children out of school; schools can and should reopen where it's safe to do so.