When Juneau woman Fiona Brown saw an ad on Facebook looking for volunteers for Pfizer’s clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine, she knew that as a science nerd she had an edge.
The Army Corps of Engineers has denied the Pebble Limited Partnership's permit application. The company says it's considering an appeal.
This summer, the COVID-19 pandemic threatened to scuttle the Alaska patrol of a U.S. Coast Guard cutter when over 10% of the crew was put in quarantine. But some young crewmembers stepped up to save the mission.
A state agency has an opportunity to veto the Pebble Mine. But newly revealed meeting notes suggest a done deal.
Among the concerns: if an outbreak hits the strained elder-care system, hospitals would have to take in more patients.
The CDC issued its strongest recommendation against cruise ship travel, but it hasn't issued a ban as it did at the beginning of the pandemic.
Health officials say the state's healthcare system is cracking under the weight of the pandemic. And, Southeast Alaska communities explore the idea of tourism bubbles. Plus, Alaskans look for covid-safe ways of socializing this winter.
With winter storms on the way, avalanche forecasters in Southcentral warn of dangerous conditions through the weekend
Forecasters are warning of dangerous avalanche conditions in the mountains around Southcentral Alaska.
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.
Nearly 300 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Tuesday.
Mt. Edgecumbe High School’s Chohla Moll was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Only one of the newly elected members of the Alaska Legislature is a Democrat.
Oil and gas companies aren’t talking publicly about whether they’d bid. But one industry analyst says she’d expect interest in a lease sale to be “lukewarm.”
Four people died in Anchorage homicides from Thursday to Saturday, the deadliest stretch of 2020, a year marked by fewer homicides than usual, according to police.
Amid months of uncertainty and pandemic disruptions, Anchorage restaurant owners say demand for Thanksgiving dinner to-go has been an unexpected boost for business.
Will oil companies participate in a lease sale in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge? And, a look at Alaska's newest legislators. Plus, Anchorage restaurants see demand for take-out Thanksgiving dinners.
As COVID-19 cases soar in Anchorage, restaurants are bracing for the possibility of another shutdown. Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson said this week that she had no immediate plans for new emergency mandates, but noted the city may need to take action soon.
And some parts of the state have felt the impacts of the downturn more than others. Interior Alaska has had a boost from the military. The Anchorage region has been buoyed by growth in the Mat-Su. But it’s a different story in Southeast.
Alaska state flags were lowered to half-mast Friday in honor of Jalmar “Jay” Kerttula, the only state legislator to serve as both senate president and speaker of the house.
The number Alaskans diagnosed with the coronavirus grew by almost 1,200 over the weekend and the state reported its first inmate death linked to the virus, as the surge of infection in the state continues.