Alaska’s confirmed COVID-19 cases grow by 14, two more hospitalized

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alaska grew to 133 by Tuesday, with two more Alaskans hospitalized.

Amid coronavirus restrictions, Alaskans get extension to file for dividend

The filing deadline was supposed to be March 31, but an emergency bill passed by the legislature extended the filing period until the end of April.

Bristol Bay health corp fires exec after she suggests coronavirus is a political conspiracy

She was fired after several local leaders were outraged by Scotford’s claims, and called on the health corporation to take corrective measures.

Prudhoe Bay worker tests positive for COVID-19, BP says

The worker is an Alaska resident who had traveled out of state, according to Alaska's health commissioner.

‘Hunker down’ doesn’t mean much when you’re homeless

People experiencing homelessness are exempt under the city’s hunker down order and a statewide order issued Friday. For many of them, the threat of a pandemic is not as high of a priority as staying warm or getting their next meal.

Advice from a life coach: How to develop a ‘resilience mindset’ in times of adversity

Life coach Brandee Gerke is encouraging Alaskans to turn this time of crisis into an opportunity for personal growth.

Bethel dental clinic catalyzes community mask-making effort

After non-essential dental procedures were banned, staff at the Bethel Dental Clinic decided they could lead the community in preparing for COVID-19.

Despite backlash over coronavirus timing, Alaska’s investment arm puts $35M into fund for Ambler Road

Critical public testimony didn’t stop the AIDEA board from putting $35 million toward the controversial Ambler Road project Friday.

Why Alaska’s Rep. Don Young opposed ‘socialist’ coronavirus aid bill but would likely vote for it now

Alaska Congressman Don Young has only praise for the $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill. But less than three weeks ago, he derided a much smaller relief package, saying it was stuffed with "socialist" ideas.

Fairbanks is now considered Alaska’s coronavirus ‘hotspot’

Alaska health officials are now calling the Fairbanks area the “hotspot” for coronavirus in Alaska. That’s despite more total cases in Anchorage, where there’s also been two deaths, and a higher percentage of cases in Ketchikan relative to that city’s population.

Analytics, public health and the gospel: What going online is teaching faith institutions in Alaska

Faith leaders around Alaska say are finding creative ways to balance their role as community creators with important public safety messages.

Alaska’s COVID-19 case tally notches up 5; Delegation explains new federal relief measures

Alaska reported five new cases of COVID-19 Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 119, Governor Mike Dunleavy said at an evening press briefing.

Two Fairbanks medical clinics are related to at least 15 COVID-19 cases, state says

Wintertime street scene in Fairbanks. (Alaska Public Media file photo) Two medical practices in the same building in...

UAA study: To prevent deaths, Alaska will need strict interventions for many months

A new academic study of the coronavirus’s likely impacts on Alaska is clear: to prevent thousands of deaths, strict interventions will be necessary for months.

Lawmakers approve $66.7M appropriation to run Alaska ferries

The Legislature has approved a budget that lawmakers say should keep the Alaska Marine Highway System running year-round. In the past year, cost cutting, a summer labor strike and mechanical failures resulted in months-long service gaps, both planned and unplanned, for Alaska’s ferry system.

Alaska Legislature passes budget with $1,000 PFD, no stimulus

The Alaska Legislature passed a budget over the weekend with roughly $5.4 billion in state spending. It includes funding for $1,000 Permanent Fund dividends, but no stimulus payments.

Third Alaskan dies of COVID-19 as case count rises to 114

The deceased patient was 73 years old and had been admitted to the hospital almost a week ago.

Alaska Airlines Center set to house 150 patients as planners prepare for surge of cases

Anchorage officials say they hope that the former sports center won't need to be used, but that they want to be prepared just in case.

For SNAP and WIC recipients, buying groceries during a pandemic is complicated

Recipients of SNAP and WIC benefits are finding themselves in a tight spot trying to avoid catching the coronavirus while getting food for their families

Missing five-year-old Ketchikan boy found dead

On Saturday afternoon, "ground searchers located Jaxson [Brown] deceased and recovered his remains,” troopers said in a statement.