Bethel restaurant owners consider closing down, returning to Korea

Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta communities are giving their residents a break on their water and sewer bills to offer financial relief, as well as provide more water for residents to wash their hands and their homes to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

These Y-K Delta communities, including Bethel, waiving some utility costs during COVID-19 pandemic

Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta communities are giving their residents a break on their water and sewer bills to offer financial relief, as well as provide more water for residents to wash their hands and their homes to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Bethel grocers ‘significantly’ increase shipments to stores, anticipate another big shopping week

Grocery stores in Bethel are expecting another large run on goods this week, and have substantially increased the size of their shipments into Bethel to prepare.

Alaska’s new, Florida-based virtual school is not sitting well with some educators

The state has entered into a $525,000 contract with Florida Virtual School, and the head of the statewide teachers’ union does not support it.

Alaska economists say containing the virus is critical for the state’s long-term outlook

Estimates show the state could lose up to 50,000 jobs if closures drag on. And, the value of goods and services produced in the state could be reduced by billions of dollars.

Anchorage suspends bus service to prevent coronavirus spread

City will move to an "on demand" system for essential trips, waiving fares for riders on "curb to curb" service.

Will the oil price crash disrupt the BP-Hilcorp deal? Alaska state regulators want to know.

Hilcorp’s finances and its ability to afford the $5.6 billion purchase from BP have become an increasing area of focus for those following the deal amid a historic crash in the price of oil last month.

Can Alaska’s economy bounce back after COVID-19?

Tens of thousands unemployed, nearly 2 billion in lost state GDP, these are the economic projections in a new report by ISER examining the negative effects of the COVID-19 virus on Alaska’s economy. How much will federal spending help Alaskan businesses and individuals?

‘This is a nightmare now’: Iditarod musher recounts helicopter rescue from flooded trail

What Matthew Failor did not know when he left White Mountain with two other mushers was the relentless wind was pushing ocean water onto the trail ahead.

Camp Fire to offer child care for healthcare workers and first responders starting Monday

Online registration will open Friday April 3rd and child care will be offered free of charge.

After RavnAir’s exit, North Slope Borough announces partnership with Ryan Air

A rural Alaska air carrier has agreed to step in and fly into North Slope communities that RavnAir said today it will no longer be able to serve.

‘It’s been not easy’: Three popular Anchorage restaurants announce closures

Snow City, Spenard Roadhouse and South Restaurant all announced they would be ending their take-out service, citing safety concerns related to the coronavirus.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, April 2, 2020

Economists say the impact of the COVID-19 crisis will be big and ugly in Alaska. Plus: small business owners in the state look for a financial lifeline. And, the state's largest regional airline will shut down nearly all of its operations due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Uncertainty for villages and towns across Alaska as the largest rural carrier, Ravn, grounds almost all of its fleet

Ravn's announcement reverberated through rural communities across the entire state, as residents wondered about how villages would ensure their flow of people, mail, goods and medical supplies amid the pandemic.

Suddenly at home with the kids all day? Here are some tips from a homeschooling pro

The first tip for parents thrust into the role of homeschooling their kids: be kinder to yourself.

Curbside growlers? Industry groups push for change to alcohol sales rules to accommodate coronavirus

In an effort to help desperate businesses, regulators and lobbyists are asking the governor to relax rules barring take out and curbside pickup of alcoholic beverages.

State medical officer encourages Alaskans to wear homemade masks

The number of Alaskans diagnosed with COVID-19 had grown to 147, up from 143 cases a day earlier.

Alaska’s initial unemployment claims smash all-time record

The new numbers double last week's record-setting claims, and reflect a nationwide trend.

Dozens of Alaska villages to lose air service as Ravn announces huge cuts

Alaska's largest rural air carrier, RavnAir Group, says it's cutting its service by 90 percent amid a coronavirus-driven crash in revenue -- a move that could leave dozens of rural villages without passenger air service and no other reliable link to the road system.

State says ferry repairs are on schedule, but COVID-19 concerns will delay return to service

While repair work has been allowed to continue, some personnel essential for safety certification and provisioning the boat aren't allowed to return to work.