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.
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.
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.
Skiing on the Gasline Trail in Chugach State Park. (Paul Twardock) There's a Norwegian term for deliberately embracing...
Alaska Marine Lines, a subsidiary of global shipping giant Lynden, posted a notice to customers Tuesday saying prices would rise 5% on all its routes including Southeast Alaska, the Aleutian Islands and Prince William Sound.
Vaccines and a new antibody treatment hold promise in fighting COVID-19. But health-care providers face unique challenges in distributing those medicines across Alaska, with its hundreds of communities that lack road access and hospitals.
Officials at the cash-strapped university say they need to know how much the land is worth, and whether excavating gravel could provide a stream of revenue.