Hospitality industry criticizes decision to release the names of bars and restaurants with COVID-19 cases

The industry argues that it was unfairly singled out and that the announcement created confusion about where people could have been exposed.
The Lewis Angapak Memorial School

Lower Kuskokwim resumes school construction projects after COVID-19 restrictions lift

Construction crews are balancing the need for the work on the schools threatened by things like riverbank erosion with the village's fears of a COVID-19 outbreak.

UPDATE: California hiker dies after fall near Juneau’s Perseverance Trail

A 36-year-old man died, according to the Juneau Police Department.

Anti-mask mandate campaign gets taken down by GoFundMe

A crowdsourcing campaign to produce ads challenging mainstream advice about using face coverings was removed from the platform for violating its terms of service.

It’s official: Alaska won’t see any large cruise ships this year

Carnival and Royal Caribbean already announced that they wouldn't be sailing to Alaska.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, July 6, 2020

Workers at an Anchorage transitional care center describe trying to contain Alaska's largest coronavirus outbreak. And, some Alaska businesses received more than five million dollars from a paycheck protection loan. Plus, some communities in Alaska maintained 4th of July traditions over the weekend.

Alaska’s largest rural airline will go on the auction block Tuesday

Fourteen bidders intend to participate in the auction, Ravn said in a prepared statement Monday, though it did not reveal their names.

Tlingit cultural items could be headed back to Alaska

The items, which currently sit at the museum of the University of Maine, could be returned to Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, under a federal law that allows for the removal of such objects.

Passenger on Alaska ferry tests positive for COVID-19

The passenger boarded the Kennicott in Washington state and disembarked in Whittier and Cordova.

Census officials say they’ll count all rural Alaskans; Workers on the ground aren’t so sure

With limited person-to-person interaction hampering census effots, only about 17% of Nome's population has been counted.

Child care advocates have started pushing for more funding and reforms

Advocates hope that with additional funding will stabilize providers but reform is necessary to be sustainable.

How Providence workers fought to contain ‘lightning speed’ coronavirus at site of Alaska’s largest outbreak

Two health care workers from the Providence Transitional Care Center in Anchorage share their stories.
Alaska State Troopers. Photo: Monica Gokey/ Alaska Public Media file photo.

As law enforcement agencies diversify, Alaska State Troopers remain nearly 90% white

About 87% of troopers are white, compared to 65% of Alaska’s population. Alaska Natives and American Indians have the next-largest representation among troopers, at 5%, compared to some 20% of the population overall.

COVID-19 case in Mountain Village shuts down commercial fishing in some Yukon communities

Kwik’pak, a plant that processes Yukon River salmon, has stopped purchasing fish in District 2 of the Yukon River, which includes Mountain Village, Pitkas Point, St. Mary’s, Pilot Station, and Marshall.

A former student speaks out about racism in Juneau schools; administration says it’ll do better

After watching protests unfold for Black lives in Alaska and across the country, Lacey Davis posted a video on Facebook about her experiences of growing up Black in Juneau.

Goldbelt shareholder fined $1,000 over Facebook post accusing state regulator of inaction

State financial regulators have fined a Goldbelt, Inc. shareholder over a Facebook post complaining of inaction by the state agency responsible for financial oversight of the corporate board. This comes as the state’s broad powers over shareholder speech is under review by the Alaska Supreme Court.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, July 3, 2020

Bars take another hit after being linked to some covid-19 outbreaks. And, Denali National Park visitation is at an all time low. Plus, some advice on celebrating the 4th during the pandemic.

LISTEN: Haines author’s new book shares the ups, downs and adventure of small-town politics

"Of Bears and Ballots" is about Heather Lende's time as a member of the Haines assembly, from running for office, through some contentious debates, some uplifting moments, and then a recall effort that ultimately failed.

Anchorage names bars and restaurants where patrons may have been exposed to COVID-19

The city identified 19 establishments in the municipality, Palmer and Seward where individuals infectious with COVID-19 "spent extended time."

BP and Hilcorp can keep business info private, state regulator says

Hilcorp and BP don’t have to publicly disclose details surrounding the sale of BP’s assets.