Tegan Hanlon, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
That includes 12 young Alaskans at the youth detention center and four staff members.
The death comes as the Pioneer Home works to contain a cluster of infections among a vulnerable population.
The federal agency says Rep. Gary Knopp was denied a medical certificate in June 2012 because of vision problems. It released the information as part of its investigation into the fatal crash that killed Knopp and six others.
UAA Chancellor Cathy Sandeen made the decision back in May to hold most classes online this fall. She said it was an easy choice to make given how the coronavirus spreads.
While the coronavirus has pushed the Anchorage School District to start the year online on Thursday, small private schools in the state’s largest city are pressing ahead with plans for in-person classes.
The teams would be eliminated next school year, and the move would save the university about $2.5 million annually.
Fish and Game believes a female brown bear attacked Daniel Schilling while he was clearing a brushy trail behind his cabin, and a black bear later encountered his body.
The number of coronavirus infections in Alaska is growing. And as the disease continues its spread across the state, it’s impacting more and more Alaskans.
But health officials caution that the forecast could easily change depending on how Alaskans behave.
Another seven elders and one staff member are infected with the coronavirus, the state health department says.
The city is asking a judge to order Little Dipper Diner to shut down dine-in service immediately. It filed the paperwork, seeking a temporary injunction, in state court in Anchorage on Thursday.
The agency says it will analyze DNA samples taken from the four bears to see if they match samples collected at the site of the attack.
The airline says a total of 4,200 of its workers may be laid off on Oct. 1, the day after the federal payroll support program is set to end.
The Anchorage man was in his 70s. He’s the 25th Alaskan whose death is linked to the infectious disease.
Seven people died after two planes collided midair near Soldotna on Friday, according to Alaska State Troopers. All were confirmed dead on scene except for one person that succumbed to injuries during transport to the local hospital, troopers said.
State health officials predict the number of COVID-19 infections will double every 23 days if people don't take more preventative measures.
The food bank estimates that the need for food assistance is up about 75% statewide compared to last year.
The announcement comes as the Anchorage mayor reinstates limitations on bars, restaurants and other businesses.
Anchorage Schools superintendent says ‘high probability’ students will attend all classes online next month
COVID-19 cases are surging in the Municipality of Anchorage, prompting the state’s largest school district to likely pivot to a “high risk” plan for schools.
Also, over the past several days, three Anchorage restaurants and a local bar have announced infections and temporary closures.