Tegan Hanlon, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
The University of Alaska Board of Regents agreed Thursday to reinstate Anchorage’s hockey and gymnastics teams as long as they reach their fundraising goals by new, extended deadlines.
Coronavirus-related restrictions on volunteers left a big hole in the NICU at Alaska’s largest hospital. Then, Providence workers stepped in to the help fill the need.
This year marks Dallas Seavey’s 12th Iditarod. But it’s the four-time Iditarod champion's first since a dog-doping whodunit turned his mushing career upside down four years ago.
Alaska has opened COVID-19 vaccines to a big, new group. Here’s who’s eligible and how to find a shot.
Here’s what we know about who can get a shot now, and where to sign up.
After more than two decades of competitive mushing, Aliy Zirkle posted a retirement letter on her kennel’s website Thursday evening.
The sled dog race has called off this year’s 11-mile dash through Anchorage because of coronavirus concerns.
Even though there has been just one confirmed case of a new, more infectious COVID-19 variant in Alaska, health officials say now is the time to upgrade your single-layer cloth mask.
When Joe Biden took office, he immediately slammed the brakes on oil drilling in the Arctic refuge. So how did we get here? And, what’s next?
The University of Alaska Regents gave all three sports an ultimatum in September: Raise enough money to cover two years of operating expenses, or face permanent elimination.
Teams will now travel on a 860-mile loop that starts and ends in the Southcentral community of Willow, instead of heading to Nome.
The job wasn’t an easy one to begin with, and the surge of infections is increasing the pressure on Alaska’s contact tracers, leading to burnout and turnover.
Hint: It involves a big sheet of plastic.
For Greer Gehler, an emergency room nurse in Anchorage, it started last Friday with a tickle in her throat.
The state on Tuesday reported 13 deaths tied to the coronavirus. It’s the most deaths reported in a single day by the state health department since the pandemic began.
Organizers announced this week that it’s too risky to hold the sprint races through the city during the coronavirus pandemic. They cited concerns about race requirements and large crowds of spectators.
Anchorage School District Superintendent Deena Bishop said she was pushing back the return to in-person learning because of increasing community spread of the coronavirus and rising demand on the city’s medical capacity.
Anchorage School District administrators and the teachers union provide starkly different views of how prepared classrooms are to welcome back students in less than two weeks.
Across the Anchorage School District, elementary school teachers and staff are preparing for younger students to return to classrooms on Nov. 16.
Sunday’s update comes as the number of known coronavirus cases continues to skyrocket in the city, and as the district faces criticism from some for its decision to bring kids back to classrooms given the state of the pandemic.