Robyne, KUAC -- Fairbanks
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.
Fairbanks was working with a shortage of test kits until last week, but now says that 800 over test kits are available for use.
She was known for her advocacy for the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, and her leadership of the Alaska Federation of Natives and the Fairbanks Native Association.
No students, faculty or staff in the system have reported exposure to the virus, and there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, in Alaska.
The community-driven, volunteer-run group aims to gather interest from home and business owners this month, in time to get solar panels installed this summer.
Interior Alaska trails are popular summer and winter, and advocates are trying to expand trail networks before population pressure makes more land unavailable.
In Fairbanks, a new subsidy program will pay residents to replace oil burners with natural gas or propane
The money — leftover from a court settlement of unpaid property taxes from the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System — had been set aside since 2014 as a line of credit for the Interior Gas Utility.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough has been paying people to give up their polluting devices since 2010.
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