Homeless advocates hope the pandemic inspires long-term change. And, Alaskans with family in nursing homes wait for in-person visits to restart. Plus, How teens in Aniak started a rescue effort after a recent plane crash.
Seafood companies are putting their coronavirus plans to the test. And, hundreds of Alaskans rallied last weekend to protest the death of George Floyd. Plus: Alaska's Native Youth Olympians compete online.
Canadian officials extend their ban on cruise ships until the end of October. And, Alaska's farmers prepare for increased interest in homegrown food. Plus: a merger shakes up Alaska's seafood industry.
Amidst a budget crisis University of Alaska leaders propose campus mergers. And, Oil company BP shares a digital program it uses to track worker health. Plus: an ecologist tries to crowd source information about fungi.
Some healthcare workers and labor leaders express concern as Alaska reopens. And, the Fairbanks visitors office begins a local marketing strategy. Plus: researchers continue to look into a mass seal death in the Bering and Chukchi seas.
Organizers try to regroup after cancelling this year's Alaska State Fair. And, you can add bikes to the list of things that are hard to find during the pandemic. Plus: businesses in Ketchikan navigate reopening.
The city of Juneau is prepared to spend a million dollars to keep childcare centers open in the city:
Alaska health officials work to train hundreds of new coronavirus contact tracers. And the city of Anchorage follows the state's lead on reopening, with a few more rules.
Alaska’s latest plan to get North Slope natural gas to market has environmental approval from federal energy regulators. Also: The state says there's no timeline for bringing back its budget transparency tool. And the commercial Copper River fishery is on pause, with low fish returns.
The Alaska legislature approves spending more than a billion dollars in federal coronavirus aid. And, what data is influencing Alaska leaders as they move to reopen. Plus: a study of a potential COVID-19 treatment comes to Alaska.
Alaska's lawmakers pass bills to spend federal coronavirus funds. And, North Slope oil production creeps back up. Plus: Who was Joe Spenard?
A village in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta is in lock down after a confirmed case of COVID-19. And, some Alaska couples get married in spite of the pandemic. Plus: a seasonal worker that traveled to Dillingham tests positive for COVID-19.
An Alaska buyer hopes to scoop up Ravn's assets. And, high school seniors, and teachers, in Anchorage mourn the loss of a traditional graduation ceremony. Plus, A look back at the life of former Lt. Governor Byron Mallott.
State officials consider whether to maintain the 14 day quarantine for out of state visitors. And, more girls allege a Bethel elementary school principal abused them. Plus: some restaurants are choosing to remain closed to dine in customers.
An investigation sheds more light on a Bethel elementary school principal's inappropriate behavior. And, The Calista Corporation seeks to form a federally-recognized tribal government in the Yukon-Kuskowim Delta. Plus: New federal rules change Title IX regulations on college campuses.
Cities throughout Alaska hope there'll be enough CARES Act funding to go around. And, kids' summer camps adapt to a socially-distant reality. Plus: customers line up to get into Anchorage's bars as they slowly start to reopen.
The market for Alaska's seafood becomes more unpredictable as the salmon season starts. And, Alaska's tourism industry turns to in-state customers during the pandemic. Plus: Bars throughout the state can start to reopen, but will they?
How Alaska's correctional facilities are navigating the pandemic. And, Alaska Native leader and Former Lt. Governor Byron Mallot has died. Plus: How federal funds may be split across the state's transportation needs.
Alaska moves into the second phase of reopening. Plus: seasonal workers from around the world stick around Unalaska between fishing seasons. And, the Mat-Su Borough school board hears hours of testimony in response to its controversial decision to remove classic books from the district curriculum.
Teacher recruitment to rural Alaska is hampered by the pandemic. And, a Chilkat weaver reflects the pandemic in her art. Plus: A barge takes an unexpected trip down the Kuskokwim River.