The Key To Increasing Educational Engagement
The Key To Increasing Educational Engagement
The Key To Increasing Educational Engagement
about a dozen people in zoom boxes

Juneau works to make ‘Zoom bombing’ a criminal offense

City officials estimate that there have been about a dozen instances of what’s known as “Zoom bombing” or disrupting a meeting. Zoom bombers have successfully hijacked other public meetings in Alaska and throughout the rest of the world, often with lewd, racist or pornographic material.

State of Alaska is exploring options for housing people quarantined for coronavirus

The State of Alaska put out a request Wednesday seeking "motel rooms, apartments, trailers, or other suitable dwellings" for people who may have to be quarantined for coronavirus.

Thousands of Alaska university students notified that millions in scholarships and grants are currently in limbo

More than $350 million in Alaska's Higher Education Investment Fund is set to be swept into state savings.
a person prepares a syringe to deliver a vaccine to another person

Hundreds of Anchorage residents could have COVID-19 vaccine appointments canceled

The city's health department said that about 500 residents didn't meet the current eligibility criteria for getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

Mat-Su sales tax ordinance postponed indefinitely

After hearing from more than forty people in a packed chamber, the Mat-Su Borough Assembly has indefinitely postponed an ordinance to place a two-percent sales tax before borough voters. Listen now

Legislature seeks new path to fund vetoed programs

A draft bill discussed Monday would set permanent fund dividends at $929 to have a balanced budget. House Bill 2001 would both reverse Dunleavy’s vetoes to the operating and capital budgets and set the dividend level.
A mostly empty hospital hallway

How many Alaskans died from COVID-19? ‘Excess death’ count sheds some light

A new report found 529 excess deaths, more than twice as many as the 255 deaths Alaska doctors have determined the coronavirus disease caused in 2020. But it's not clear what caused them.
A musher drives dogs through a trail

While the coronavirus sidelines other sports, the Iditarod mushes on

In some ways, the Iditarod may be the ultimate form of social distancing. Teams travel hundreds of miles through remote, rural Alaska. But, along the way, they also stop at small communities that serve as race checkpoints. And some of those communities are concerned.

Alaska lawmakers debate bill to fund capital budget

The nonpartisan Legislative Finance Division says the numbers in the bill don’t add up — there’s a $102 million gap between projected revenue and expenses if the bill were to pass.

Murkowski votes to proceed with 2nd impeachment; Sullivan votes to stop

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski was one of six Republicans who voted to proceed with ex-President Trump’s impeachment trial.
Mayor Ethan Berkowitz at a COVID-19 press conference in Anchorage in March.

Anchorage suspends restaurant dining, bar service

Mayor Berkowitz has banned dine-in service for food and drink at restaurants, bars and breweries. The order also closes gyms, bingo halls and theaters, and it bans gatherings of more than 50 people.

Anchorage raises age to buy tobacco products to 21

Anchorage is raising the minimum age for residents to buy tobacco and nicotine products. The Assembly voted unanimously Tuesday night for a new measure that makes it illegal to sell cigarettes, electronic smoking devices and other similar products to anyone under 21 years old.
A large cruise ship docked up in Southeast Alaska

Summers without ships bring Ketchikan $3.4 million budget shortfall

But despite the multimillion shortfall, officials said the borough won’t burn through all of its savings.

Alaska’s U.S. senators vote for multi-billion dollar coronavirus bill; Rep. Don Young is absent

Sens. Murkowski and Sullivan support a major stimulus bill but were critical of President Obama's stimulus bill during the Great Recession.

Chair of Rasmuson Foundation, and Dunleavy voter, walks back support for governor

Ed Rasmuson serves as chair of the board for the Rasmuson Foundation, which supports an array of programs for poor Alaskans, artists and others. Now, he says, he regrets voting for Dunleavy and supporting his campaign.
A oat on fire gets sprayed down

Aleutian Falcon, 1 of Trident’s 2 floating Alaska seafood processors, burns in Tacoma

A 233-foot floating processor owned by Trident Seafoods caught fire shortly before midnight Wednesday. The processor, the Aleutian Falcon, was docked at the Port of Tacoma, Washington.

From octagon to hexagon: AFC embraces new ring, venue at Alaska Airlines Center

After 13 years at the Sullivan Arena, the Alaska Fighting Championship has packed its bags and moved to the Alaska Airlines Center. The center has newer amenities, and fans can be closer to the raw action that, figuratively and literally, packs a punch. Listen now
A blue ferry with a white cabin sits at dock next to a causeway

Alaska ferries resume sailing after striking workers ratify new contract

Members won a 3% raise over three years and concessions on how much they’d contribute towards the health care plan and when.
wo testers sit at a table waitig for ptients

Update: Alaska House Republicans name lawmaker who tested positive for COVID-19

Alaska Rep. Mike Cronk tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. He announced the result on Thursday through a press release from the House Republican caucus.

Ketchikan officials announce two new cases of COVID-19, bringing local total to eight

Officials reiterated the importance of staying home given the exponential growth in coronavirus cases in Ketchikan.