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After 4 months, Y-K Delta no longer has highest COVID-19 rate in Alaska

The highest case rate in the state is now in the Mat-Su Borough.
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State working to close sale of its fast ferries

Trasmapi, a Mediterranean-based catamaran operator, offered about $4.6 million for the Fairweather and Chenega ferries. But that was less than half the $10 million reserve price set by the state.
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Alaska’s federal allocation of COVID-19 vaccine will nearly double in March

The federal government's monthly shipment of COVID-19 vaccine to Alaska will nearly double in March, rising to 103,000 first doses from the 61,000 allocated to the state in February.

LISTEN: Katie Hurley remembered for charisma, energy and love for Alaska

Hurley was a longtime assistant to territorial Governor Ernest Gruening, the chief clerk at the Alaska Constitutional Convention, and, later, a state legislator, among many other roles.

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s chief of staff, Ben Stevens, resigns to become executive at ConocoPhillips

Stevens will become the new vice president of external affairs and transportation at ConocoPhillips Alaska, Dunleavy's office said in a prepared statement.
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Alaska reports first case of rare COVID-19 variant that could evade antibodies

Alaska is one of five state to have reported cases of the P.1 variant, which likely originated in Brazil.
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Alaska Native enthusiasm for Interior nominee puts Murkowski on the spot

Deb Haaland's confirmation hearing forces Sen. Murkowski to choose between one of her long-held political goals and many of her Native constituents.
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Federal judge temporarily halts sale of Seattle National Archives building

A federal judge temporarily stopped the sale of a National Archives building in Seattle, Washington.
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Mat-Su Borough applies to host 2024 Arctic Winter Games

Following the decision, the borough said it received a verbal commitment of $2 million from the state to support the bid.
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Alaska’s top tribal health executive, Andy Teuber, has resigned

The nonprofit consortium is an umbrella group that coordinates health care for Alaska Native people and helps run the Anchorage Native hospital. It's also one of the state's largest employers, with more than 3,000 workers.
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Federal judge temporarily halts sale of National Archives building in Seattle

The archives building houses a collection that includes historical documents and records for 272 federally recognized tribes in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
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Sitka should prepare for a deluge of cruise passengers in 2022, dock owner says

Industry insiders say despite the potential loss of the 2021 season, 2022 could be the biggest cruise season ever.
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FEMA to assist Southeast Alaska communities with cost of December storm disaster

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Feb. 17 that it would provide assistance for the December storm disaster in Southeast Alaska.
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Fire razes Triumvirate Theatre building on Kenai Peninsula

No one was hurt but the fire completely razed the space and investigators are still working out what caused it.

LISTEN: What another summer without cruise ships could mean for Alaska’s economy

Alaska lost 27,000 jobs in 2020. And, while the whole state suffered, regions that depend on tourism were hit especially hard.
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‘Frustrating’ investigation into fatal 2019 medevac crash ends with no clear answers

A final report released Jan. 28 by the National Transportation Safety Board says there isn’t enough evidence to explain how or why a twin-engine medevac plane plummeted from 2500 feet in just 14 seconds in 2019.
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Kaktovik Iñupiat Corp. misses key deadline for seismic work in Arctic refuge this winter

Before it could get approval for what’s known as a seismic survey, the Kaktovik Iñupiat Corporation had to make three flights to search for polar bear dens in part of the refuge. The Interior Department says the corporation did not complete the work.
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Trident reopens Akutan processing plant after month-long COVID-19 closure

Nearly half of Trident's 700-person workforce ultimately tested positive for the virus, company officials said Monday.
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Dallas Seavey returns to Iditarod after mysterious scandal rocked his mushing career

This year marks Dallas Seavey’s 12th Iditarod. But it’s the four-time Iditarod champion's first since a dog-doping whodunit turned his mushing career upside down four years ago.

Alaska’s governor is quarantining after possible coronavirus exposure

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy is quarantining at his home in Wasilla after one of his close contacts tested positive for COVID-19, the governor's office said in a prepared statement Monday.