Robyne, KUAC - Fairbanks
"We are in a spike far bigger than anything that we have seen to date," says chief medical officer of Foundation Health Partners. "And unfortunately we’re in it at the same time as many places across the country and Alaska.”
Detective Avery Thompson was put on leave this spring and then demoted after he says he supported his partner, Alana Malloy’s sexual harassment claims.
Before too many people move on from the pandemic the University of Alaska's Museum of the North wants to collect culturally important objects that represent Alaska’s response to the pandemic to be able to display for future museum visitors.
Walter Harper, an Athabascan guide, was the first person to step foot on Denali. A group of Alaskans have been pushing for more recognition of Harper, who died in his 20s after a steamer he was on ran aground on his way to medical school.
Jenney Tse is an international-award-winning tea expert, consulted by artisanal growers in Hawaii, India and China. Now she will be starting the only tea farm in Alaska linked to Chena Hot Springs geothermal resources.
After COVID-19 has kept stages dusty and theaters empty for more than a year, performing arts producers, venues, and operators are getting a much-needed lifeline.
A household is eligible if someone qualifies for the Lifeline program, receives assistance like free school lunches, or experienced a substantial loss of income due to pandemic. Households that make less than 135% of the federal poverty designation per household also apply.
Medical workers at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital say the hospital’s capacity is being strained by high COVID-19 rates, and the community should be more alarmed.
Fairbanks doctors are pointing to a direct relationship between the high case rate and the Interior’s low vaccination rate.
The 1993 killing of 20-year-old Sophie Sergie at the UAF dormitory was a considered a cold case until 2018, when DNA evidence found a suspect.
The second COVID-19 relief and spending package passed by Congress in December includes $284 billion more for businesses hurt by the pandemic.
Health officials are expected to announce the next phase of vaccine allocations on Thursday, but many still won't know when they'll get the vaccine.
In a joint statement, three unions asserted that the Fairbanks school board was disregarding safety standards in their plan to get kids back in classrooms by January, 2021.
The very first COVID-19 vaccine doses may arrive in Alaska before the month is out, but there will be very little of it, and logistics to distribute it are not easy.
Under state law, if the difference between the top candidates is within 20 votes, the state will pay for a recount.
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and the Blood Bank of Alaska are participating in a nationwide study on using the blood of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 to treat sick patients.
The EPA says that the Fairbanks North Pole area failed to reduce wintertime fine particulate pollution to acceptable levels.
After a cold winter and spring, high temperatures around the Interior prompted birch tree buds to burst, sending record-setting levels of pollen into the air.
Fairbanks' May 10 temperature was two degrees below the daily record, while snow melt from an above-normal year is flooding Interior rivers.