Providence announces 6 more cases at Anchorage transitional care center; state tally grows by 21

The Providence Transitional Care Center in Anchorage is the site of the largest reported cluster of coronavirus cases at a single facility in Alaska since the virus started to spread.

Juneau Assembly weighs pros and cons of local quarantine

Even though the state of Alaska no longer requires a 14-day quarantine for out-of-state travelers, the city could still implement requirements.

As the University of Alaska grapples with budget cuts, its leader may leave

The head of Alaska's public university system is potentially leaving the state to take over the helm of the University of Wisconsin System.

Three still hospitalized after forestry plane crash in Aniak

Officials say the pilot and one passenger are still recovering from surgeries performed after the crash.

Sen. Murkowski pushes for an additional $1 billion in federal fisheries relief funds

Murkowski said that the PPP loans don't adequately cover seasonal businesses like fisheries.

Survey reports sharp increase in suicide attempts, vaping among Alaska high school students

The survey, which is conducted every 2 years, showed that 50% of students reported having access to a loaded gun.

Another judge tosses land swap for King Cove road

A U.S. District Court judge has again thrown out a land exchange intended to allow a road for King Cove through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.

Alaska’s congressman missed votes last week. He could’ve voted remotely but he doesn’t believe in it.

Rep. Don Young missed all six votes in the House last week. He could've voted by proxy, but he's suing to stop the practice.

Native Youth Olympics goes virtual for annual statewide competition

Organizers said that over 50 athletes from over 20 communities participated.

Anchorage transitional care center reports 5 new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 17

It's the largest reported cluster of coronavirus cases at a single facility in Alaska.

Second test on Quinhagak girl suggests false positive

After a girl under the age of 10 reportedly tested positive in the Southwest Alaska village of Quinhagak, health officials now say that they believe that test result was incorrect.

86 crew members on American Seafoods trawler test positive for COVID-19

Eighty-six crew members of an American Seafoods trawler have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a press release from the seafood company Sunday night. Nine tests are still outstanding.

Alaskans will get an increased shot at driving Park Road in Denali beginning June 1

Beginning Monday, June 1, visitors can register for permits to drive to Mile 30 of the Park Road, with more opportunities scheduled for July and August.

Without cruise ships, researchers will study fecal bacteria on Southeast Alaska beaches

Scientists have the opportunity to monitor any changes in the level of fecal bacteria in the absence of cruise ship traffic.

Bristol Bay announces 3 additional cases of COVID-19 since Friday

Two individuals tested positive at Camai Health Center’s walk-up clinic, according to the health center’s announcement on May 29. These two will not be recorded as positive cases in the Bristol Bay Borough, because, the state said, "they are not local residents."

Your questions about unemployment insurance, answered

Will I lose eligibility for Unemployment Insurance because of the early PFD payout? What should I do if my claim isn't being processed? Do I have to go back to work if I'm afraid of catching the coronavirus?

Pandemic stirs greater demand for local meat and produce as Alaskans head into summer

"Farmers are selling everything they can get slaughtered right now," said Schade."

Large cruise lines won’t be sailing this year, but smaller lines could be sailing by June

The Centers for Disease Control implemented a no-sail order for cruise ships that carry more than 250 passengers, but smaller lines are hoping they can get local permission to sail as early as June.

Twelve new Anchorage cases are at Providence extended care facility

Those infected with the virus are a mix of residents and caregivers at the Providence Transitional Care Center -- a skilled nursing facility in Anchorage. They’re among 27 new Alaskans that state health officials announced had the virus on Sunday.

Alaska sees largest single day spike in COVID-19 cases

According to a press release from the Department of Health and Social Services, the new cases were discovered in eight communities: 12 in Anchorage, four in Wasilla, three in Eagle River, three in Kenai, two in Homer and one each in Soldotna, the Kenai Peninsula Borough and Anchor Point.