Alaska's rate of COVID-19 infection ranks fourth in the nation, as hospitals try to keep up. Also, local health care providers in Bethel caution residents not to take physical risks, including riding ATVs. And a Belgian pilot making a stop in Juneau hopes to become the youngest woman to fly around the world.
Doctors plead with Alaskans to wear masks and get vaccinated as the state notches a new record in COVID cases. Also, virologists track new cases of an emerging virus called Alaskapox. And low stocks shut down the red crab fishery made famous on deadliest catch.
Doctors at Providence say they're overwhelmed with covid patients and are rationing care. Also, Democrats in Southeast question the proposed redistricting maps. And a restaurant in Chicken Alaska plays along with a national fast food ad campaign.
ustration over the Anchorage mayor's inability to help with rising COVID hospitalizations. Also, scientists work to get rid of an invasive isopod that's been discovered in Sitka and Ketchikan. And scientists spot two groups of right whales near Kodiak.
The legislature stalls out on delivering relief to hospitals overwhelmed with patients suffering from covid-19. Plus, villages on the Yukon survive a summer with abysmally low salmon returns.
Doctors describe harrowing conditions as Alaska sees day after day of record COVID hospitalizations. And, environmental groups are cheering an EPA decision to try to block the Pebble mine, while Gov. Mike Dunleavy vows to fight federal overreach.
Alaska lawmakers grapple with the fallout from a dispute that involves the state's dwindling piggy bank. Plus, Elders in Chignik vow to fight for their salmon fishery after years of dismal returns.
With COVID hospitalizations hitting new records every day, Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson holds firm against a mask mandate. Also, supply chain woes are making it difficult for Newtok to finish relocating.
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Governor Dunleavy dismisses calls to declare another COVID disaster declaration. And, Alaska Native Corporations see significant disparities in how COVID relief funds were allocated. Plus, Sasquatch enthusiasts gather to discuss it's possible presence in Alaska.
Backers of a new statewide lottery hope it will boost COVID vaccination rates. And, Kenai residents look for solutions to worsening bluff erosion. Plus, the return of cruise ships brings Skagway's seasonal housing crisis back into view.
Alaska Health officials urge vaccination as COVID hospitalizations reach another record high. And, a Juneau artist has her beadwork featured on the hit Native TV show 'Reservation Dogs.' Plus, organizations are working to get Internet access to Alaska Native communities.
More Alaskans than ever are now hospitalized with COVID-19. And, researchers and fishermen are puzzled by extremely low chum salmon numbers. Plus, what's the history behind Juneau's famous cloud formations?
State and city workers in Alaska worry about inconsistent COVID policies. And, why are Ravens unearthing fish eggs from Juneau's sandy beaches. Plus, more birds in Western Alaska are dying in large numbers.
Authorities say a 17-year-old is responsible for this summer's arsons east of Fairbanks. And, breakthrough cases are climbing, complicating messaging on vaccines. Plus, the Alaska State Fair is packed with visitors who missed out last year.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor claims a livestock deworming medicine can help treat COVID-19. And, a COVID outbreak disrupts supply chains to Southeast. Plus, a Skagway project exchanges Butter and Eggs plants for actual butter and eggs.
Despite some public discontent, Alaska lawmakers propose a lower PFD amount than the Governor. And, a new report says the plane crash that killed 6 near Ketchikan happened in a valley with low clouds. Plus, an attempt to define "termination dust," to keep tabs on early season snow.
Healthcare professionals say their pleas for Alaskans to get vaccinated may be working. And, melting sea ice is shortening the seal hunting season in Koztebue. Plus, salmonberry harvesting in Western Alaska is happening later than normal.
Two Rivers, east of Fairbanks, remains on high alert after an iconic local lodge burns to the ground. And, after suffering through "the blob," humpback whale populations rebound. Plus, bison reintroduced to the wild in interior Alaska are flourishing.
Doctors across Alaska implore people to wear masks and get vaccinated. And, Alaska veterans who served in Afghanistan react to the Taliban's resurgence. Plus, lawmakers are back to debating the size of the PFD in the third special session.