Mayowa Aina, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
The University of Alaska Board of Regents grants Anchorage’s hockey and gymnastics teams more time to fundraise. And, Ketchikan businesses brace for another summer without tourists. Plus, how some Unalaska teachers are approaching Black History Month this year.
Alaska Native leaders closely watch the confirmation process for Interior Secretary nominee Deb Haaland. And, an Anchorage vaccination clinic sets up in a Samoan church to reach the Pacific Islander community. Plus, once a national leader in COVID cases, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta now leads in vaccinations.
Congresswoman Deb Haaland's confirmation for Interior Secretary begins with broad support from Alaska Native leaders. And, several small Alaska communities have managed to stay COVID free throughout the pandemic. Plus, a Petersburg family deals with a destructive fire and robbery.
Students are following protocols and the number of people in ASD reporting positive covid cases has been fairly low.
Congressman Don Young defends allowing weapons into committee hearing rooms. And, the Sea Life Center celebrates at its annual gala after bouncing back from the brink of closure. Plus, an Anchorage teacher marks one month of teaching in-person.
Alaska sees some of its lowest COVID case counts in months. And, musher Dallas Seavey returns to the Iditarod after a scandal rocked his career four years ago. Plus, a project in Unalakleet aims to create more affordable housing using shipping containers.
Senator Lisa Murkowski addresses the state of the Republican party and her vote to convict former President Trump. And, a typical trip to Chilkat Lake leads to an atypical encounter for a group of Haines residents. Plus, mushers share new insights at the end of the altered Yukon Quest sled dog race.
After a year of difficult decision-making more people are interested in influencing the non-partisan body.
State officials sort through what happens now that Alaska's emergency powers for COVID-19 have expired. And, Anchorage looks to residents for funding police body cameras. Plus, Richie Diehl wins his first Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race in record-breaking time.
Initially, teachers were separated into different eligibility tiers, but the state changed course, opening vaccines to educators of all ages.
Tens of thousands more Alaskans are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. And, the state's disaster declaration is about to expire and the Dunleavy administration is scrambling to prepare. Plus, teachers in Anchorage jump at the chance to get vaccinated.
Alaska's senators react to a dramatic day of arguments in former President Trump's second impeachment trial. And, what happens if Governor Dunleavy allows the state's pandemic disaster declaration to expire? Plus, a new radio show helps Anchorage residents pass the time while waiting for COVID tests.
Alaska officials team up with local researchers to study new strains of the coronavirus. And, hundreds of millions of dollars in federal rent relief aid will be available to Alaskans this month. Plus, what happens when pregnant rural moms can't get to city hospitals.
Dr. Zink tackles false information claiming Alaskans have died from the COVID-19 vaccine. And, why the state's largest homeless shelter has seen so few COVID cases. Plus, individual donations of bottled water to Tuluksak outpace the state's contributions.
While relatively few COVID-19 tests have come back positive, the latest grade data shows an increase in failing marks.