Tegan Hanlon, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
It's the first young Alaskan at one of the state's youth detention centers to test positive for the virus. In early April, a staff member at McLaughlin had tested positive.
The Providence Transitional Care Center in Anchorage is the site of the largest reported cluster of coronavirus cases at a single facility in Alaska since the virus started to spread.
The head of Alaska's public university system is potentially leaving the state to take over the helm of the University of Wisconsin System.
It's the largest reported cluster of coronavirus cases at a single facility in Alaska.
The latest cases include five Alaskans: two from the Kenai Peninsula Borough, two from the Anchorage area and one from Juneau.
The coronavirus has cut deep into the finances of the already-strained public university system. One proposal to reduce spending: Merge the University of Alaska Southeast into one, or both, of the other two universities.
The coronavirus is like a bear in the woods. Seriously, says a doctor at UAA, you’ve got to be prepared.
The school board won't decide until next year which books will appear on the reading list for high school English electives.
It’s the governor’s latest major lift of coronavirus-related restrictions. Previously, certain businesses could only operate at 25% to 50% capacity.
They planned for months. Then everything changed. Here are their stories of rushing to the courthouse for paperwork, trying on wedding dresses by Zoom and moving their first dances from ballrooms to living rooms.
Others have called off camp completely this summer.
After hours of public comment, Mat-Su school board’s vote to rescind book removal is pushed to later this month
The school board will now decide later in May whether to rescind its vote to remove the books, including “The Great Gatsby,” “Catch-22” and “Invisible Man.”
Anchorage area wildlife biologist Dave Battle said Fish and Game started to get a few calls about bear sightings in early April, and in the past week, “it’s really ramped up.”
There are no caps, no gowns. And walking across the stage to get a diploma? Forget about it.
Across the city, and the state, salon owners are figuring out when and how to safely reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. It's a complicated calculus and the risks are high.
Alaska had planned for a record-number of cruise ship passengers this year. Then came the pandemic. Now, across cruise lines, at least 360 sailings to Alaska have been called off so far.
The announcements serve another blow to Alaska’s economy, and mean the loss of thousands of seasonal jobs.
By the end of the day Monday, a total of 285 Alaskans had been diagnosed with COVID-19, and 98 had recovered from the disease.
The new mandate gives the state access to federal funding to help pay for the temporary housing if it's needed.
Other hotels have decided to close, and many have laid off a bulk of their employees.