Rashah McChesney, Alaska's Energy Desk - Juneau
State safety inspectors tried to fine Copper River Seafoods $450,000. Their commissioner blocked it.
Department of Labor commissioner Tamika Ledbetter blocked nearly $450,000 in fines against a seafood plant her own inspectors said willfully violated COVID-19 workplace safety standards, according to internal documents.
A member of Alaska’s House of Representatives has tested positive for COVID-19. House Speaker Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak, cancelled all House meetings on Thursday.
Haines’ high school gym has been converted into an evacuation center. It has enough cots for 50 people in it, but no one has moved in yet.
Tor the first time since its fields were brought online, Prudhoe Bay, Kuparuk River and Alpine have no rigs running in them. But, the plan is to have rigs working on two of those fields by the end of 2021.
For more than 40 years, the state has tried and failed to bring natural gas from Alaska’s North Slope to market. Now, a new private venture — formed by some familiar players — will make an attempt.
The state also reduced the number of inpatient beds available, which it says more accurately represents the number of inpatient beds that can be used for COVID-19 patients.
Juneau says it used force in 38 people, most of whom were white men. But police say they don't know exactly how many of them were, since they don't ask people their race when they respond to calls.
According to modeling the state is using, the rate that Alaskans are transmitting the virus is now the second highest in the nation.
With a lawsuit threatening the distribution of the CARES Act funding, lawmakers have given themselves the bare minimum of time to get the bill passed. "It is the absolute fastest constitutionally it could be done," said one lawmaker .
For one Juneau camera shop, the pandemic shutdown was too much.
More Alaskans have recovered from COVID-19 than are currently sick with it, but what does that mean?
There are two different ways to measure when a patient is considered "recovered" from coronavirus.
The hospital also said it spent $600,000 on supplies and labor in preparation for the coronavirus pandemic.
Staff at the facility said they implemented "swift action" to protect inmates, but it's unclear exactly what that action was.
Economists at the state’s Department of Revenue were working to identify what drove the price down and what they could expect going forward.
A Juneau woman who sued the state of Alaska for sex discrimination won her case on Friday.
On Jan. 12, water pressure at Juneau’s Thunder Mountain mobile home park dropped to a trickle. It took days to get fixed, and now they have to boil the water to use it. Some residents say they’re frustrated with how the situation was handled.
Alaska North Slope crude has settled at a lower price than it was before tensions boiled over.
House and Senate Resources committee members asked about everything from layoffs to whether Hilcorp has the financial resources to manage the assets it wants to take over.