For the first time in 62 years, village of Petersburg cancels Little Norway Festival

The week-long festival celebrates the fishing village's Norwegian heritage.

State medical officer encourages Alaskans to wear homemade masks

The number of Alaskans diagnosed with COVID-19 had grown to 147, up from 143 cases a day earlier.

Alaska’s initial unemployment claims smash all-time record

The new numbers double last week's record-setting claims, and reflect a nationwide trend.

Dozens of Alaska villages to lose air service as Ravn announces huge cuts

Alaska's largest rural air carrier, RavnAir Group, says it's cutting its service by 90 percent amid a coronavirus-driven crash in revenue -- a move that could leave dozens of rural villages without passenger air service and no other reliable link to the road system.

State says ferry repairs are on schedule, but COVID-19 concerns will delay return to service

While repair work has been allowed to continue, some personnel essential for safety certification and provisioning the boat aren't allowed to return to work.

Alaska National Guard calls up 65 members for state coronavirus response, hundreds more on standby

The Guard’s planes and helicopters could be key to moving sick people from rural Alaska to advanced medical care.

Ketchikan has a lot of cases, but has it seen ‘community spread’? That’s a tough question.

Most of the cases in the small town are thought to stem from one or two people who brought the virus back from a trip. But has anyone tested positive without a clear sense of where they caught it?

Business bruised by COVID-19? SBA may have a $10,000 grant for you.

The Small Business Administration will provide $10,000 "loan advances" to companies hurt by the coronavirus. But you don’t have to be a traditional company, and you don't have to pay it back.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Alaska National Guard mobilizes to help airlift COVID-19 patients from rural Alaska. Plus: What we can learn from Alaskans' response to the 1964 earthquake. And, some advice from a parent who home schools her children.

Dunleavy extends shutdown of dine-in service at restaurants as COVID-19 cases climb

Meanwhile, the number of Alaskans diagnosed with COVID-19 grew to 143 by Wednesday, up 10 from the day before.

The coronavirus pandemic is devastating Alaska’s budget, and it could cost you your PFD

The Legislature approved a budget last weekend that’s predicted to drain 70 percent of the cash left in the state's primary savings account. And things will be even worse without a substantial increase in the price of oil.

Anchorage man who allegedly bought thousands of N95 masks and sold at huge markup faces steep fines

An Alaskan is facing thousands of dollars in fines for alleged price gouging on N95 masks.

Third resident at Fairbanks long-term care facility tests positive for COVID-19

A third resident has tested positive for COVID-19 at the Denali Center long-term care facility in Fairbanks, according to Foundation Health Partners.

LISTEN: Families plug in as districts flip the switch on online learning

For many students in Alaska, Tuesday marked the first day of school ... all over again. In the state's largest district, thousands of teachers and students logged on to give online learning a try.

Where will the world’s cruise ships wait out the coronavirus pandemic? Maybe not Ketchikan.

While concerns over the coronavirus have knocked out Alaska’s cruise industry for the time being, a question remains about where the huge ships will wait out the pandemic.

Planners in Anchorage brace for surge of COVID cases with more hospital space, mortuary preparation

Anticipating more coronavirus cases, officials in Anchorage are racing to bring more medical beds online, scrounging for equipment, and even preparing potential mortuary spaces.

Hear how Alaskans are coping with coronavirus on our new podcast, Alaska Interrupted

In Alaska Interrupted, we hope to share the stories of regular people and offer listeners a measure of solidarity during a tough, lonely time.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

State health officials focus their attention on Fairbanks as they fight the spread of COVID-19. Plus: Faith leaders in Alaska get creative as they move services online. And, families settle in as students begin online coursework.

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.