Wesley Early, KOTZ - Kotzebue
The city is instituting a mandatory mask mandate for anyone who leaves their residence. Violators are subject to a warning, with police issuing fines for subsequent violations.
Wilfried Kuugauraq Zibell, originally from the Northwest Arctic, studies Inupiaq and Yiddish literature at Harvard and was recently accepted as a Rhodes Scholar.
Representative-elect Patkotak says he opposes joining a caucus that seeks cuts to certain rural Alaska programs
Patkotak's position will make it much harder for a majority conservative Republican caucus to form.
One of the victims died at the Maniilaq Health Center in Kotzebue, while the other was medevacked to Anchorage with serious injuries.
Kotzebue native Jacqui Lambert is featured dancing the Bow and Arrow Song in front of Cook Inlet in the Biden victory video, which has been viewed at least 60 million times.
There was one person who may have been in the restaurant who was not accounted for as of Thursday afternoon.
Residents of Kotzebue made up a large majority of the cases, with 96 residents testing positive. The villages of Buckland and Noatak also saw spikes.
The lawsuit alleges students threatened the teacher using racist language and symbols, but were never disciplined.
Federal investigators found that in the AC stores in Alaska, there were 30 workers between the ages of 14 and 15 working outside of the legal amount of hours allowed by the government.
With no booths to browse hand-crafted art pieces and attendees having to settle for virtual hugs, the 2020 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention was a drier affair than usual.
This year’s meeting was a little different, conducted mostly through pre-recorded messages and live Zoom calls. However, both keynote addresses highlighted the desire to keep thousands of years of Native culture moving forward, pandemic or not.
The Seattle-based company said it will start issuing formal warnings to any passengers who don't wear a face covering, though there will be exceptions.
While in-person ttendance is still lower than before the pandemic, churches have added an online component to their services.
The Ambler Road project has been a lightning rod for controversy for years, pitting the desire to expand business and mining interests in the state against the concerns over impacts to the environment and subsistence
If approved, the $500,000 would go to aerial photography of the proposed route, public outreach and the hiring of program manager, among other items.
While the area is made up of tundra, lake core studies show that naturally-occurring fires happened fairly regularly.
A Kotzebue resident has tested positive for COVID-19, Maniilaq Association officials announced Friday night. That marks the third case in the city and fourth in Maniilaq’s service area, which covers the Northwest Arctic Borough and the village of Point Hope.
Maniilaq says that with increased testing in Kotzebue and in smaller villages, the regional health corporation says that demand for testing has gone up.
A resident from the North Slope Borough has tested positive for COVID-19. This is the first positive case in the region.