Mayowa Aina, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Overwhelmingly, public testimony during the meeting came from district teachers who expressed concerns about social distancing, cleaning supplies, and class sizes.
Pebble CEO Tom Collier resigns amid blowback from secret recordings. And, Anchorage teachers express concern over reopening plans. Plus, an Anchorage bear breaks into the Alaska Zoo and kills an alpaca.
Pebble Mine executives were caught on tape saying Alaska's senators aren't an obstacle to the project. And, one of the state's largest glaciers is melting so fast it could create a new body of water. Plus, Alaskans across the state mourn Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Alaska Senator Murkowski declares her intention to wait until after the election to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died today. And, a Facebook group called "Save Anchorage" has grown into a political force. Plus, Anchorage families react to the school district's in-person learning plan.
As families await more details from the district, they’re trying to figure out what this plan means for them.
Dr. Anne Zink discusses the past six months of the pandemic and what's to come. And, more than a quarter of Alaska communities haven't claimed their share of the state's federal pandemic aid. Plus, a new trail project puts young Anchorage residents to work.
The youngest children will return first, in mid-October. Middle school children will return in November and high school students will return in early 2021
The district will provide an update on the length of the closure Tuesday evening.
All members of the Mat-Su teachers union are eligible to vote over the next few days on whether to go on strike. The district will have 72-hours notice before a strike takes place.
Alaska leaders talk about what they've learned about COVID, six months into the Pandemic. And, a Kodiak man camps outside of Anchorage’s Providence Hospital in hopes of seeing his daughter in the intensive care unit. Plus, the pandemic forces a village in Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta to fight a fire on its own.
Superintendent Deena Bishop says the decreasing number of covid cases in the city is a good sign for resuming in person learning.
The woman propositioned by former Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallot, tells her story to the Anchorage Daily News. And, Senator Lisa Murkowski on reports that President Trump downplayed the danger of the pandemic. Plus, the Anchorage School District moves to get kids back into classrooms.
Donna Baker has become a familiar face at fire stations across the city with her annual appreciation effort.
A federal judge blocks a request to require an absentee ballot application be sent to every Alaskan voter. And, the oil industry isn't worried about several lawsuits over drilling in ANWR and the NPR-A. Plus, Juneau struggles to find a place for its cold weather homeless shelter.
Anchorage School District principals expressed frustration and dissatisfaction about the way the school year has started at the ASD School Board meeting Tuesday.
The federal government says states should prepare for a vaccine to be available by the end of October but top advisors say that timeline is 'extremely unlikely.'