Mayowa Aina, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Staffing challenges at local hospitals and within the district is preventing school buildings from reopening ASD said.
Public records suggest an Alaska agency has been collaborating with the Pebble Mine on its permit application. And, hard-hit Anchorage restaurants prepare for more restrictions as case counts soar. Plus, Anchorage health officials say contact tracing has become too difficult.
The number of students enrolled in neighborhood schools statewide decreased by 13%, and the number of students in homeschool programs nearly doubled.
The Anchorage Daily News learns more about what Alaska officials knew of the former attorney general's misconduct. And, the electric school bus in Tok survives a cold snap earlier this month. Plus, Pollock move north, threatening Alaska's billion dollar industry.
Governor Dunleavy issues several health orders under a new disaster declaration. And, a Sitka science teacher wins one of the highest honors in her field by featuring traditional knowledge. Plus, the Anchorage Assembly extends the city's emergency declaration.
The district’s annual financial report shows many families have left the district for statewide homeschool and private school programs.
Former Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and other Alaska Republicans sick with the coronavirus. Congressman Don Young was released from the hospital yesterday. And, how Alaska health officials are preparing for a COVID-19 vaccine. Plus, Alaska's elite skiers weigh the risks of international competition this season.
As COVID cases surge, Governor Dunleavy urges Alaskans to commit to safe practices. And, a new documentary examines the Pebble Mine's potential impact on Cook Inlet Belugas. Plus, sports that allow for better social distancing gain popularity during the pandemic.
Juneau health professionals say they're seeing more mental health issues among kids. And, chicken coop keepers in Bethel wonder what's killing all their chickens. Plus, the Anchorage Assembly will now tax e-cigarettes like other tobacco products.
Anchorage's acting mayor tightens restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19. And, Native communities around the country react to a nationally televised election graphic. Plus, how a pet cat from Washington State ended up in Kenai and the effort to get him back home.
People in and out of Alaska question the decision to wait to count mailed-in ballots. And, a federal judge puts a speed bump in the way of selling genetically modified salmon. Plus, Alaska's Pacific Islander community battles against the rapid spread of COVID-19.
Despite thousands of ballots still to count, Alaska candidates and campaigns are ready to predict winners and losers. And, Senator Sullivan is not backing President Trump's false claim to victory. Plus, the Anchorage School District continues the debate over reopening classrooms.
Alaskans head to the polls on the final day of voting in the 2020 election. And, thousands of Alaskans ask Gov. Dunleavy to restore money for snow plowing in Turnagain Pass. Plus, a Unalakleet woman fights the government over toxic chemicals spilled on her property.