A more contagious strain of COVID-19 is detected in Alaska. And, an Anchorage Assembly member is removed from a statewide commission after defending Nazi terminology. Plus, Alaska's Pacific Islander community struggles to access to the COVID-19 vaccine despite high death rates from the disease.
An outdoor vigil in Fairbanks brings attention to several recent missing persons cases. And, a family in Chefornak evacuates after a sinkhole develops under their home. Plus, the state opens up a new hotline for booking vaccine appointments.
With a dramatic increase in capacity, the state looks to expand it's COVID testing program. And, Alaskan artists find inspiration in the poet featured during the inauguration. Plus, some advocates worry about proposed changes to DMV services in small communities.
COVID-19 has shut down fish processing plants and threatens the billion-dollar Bering Sea pollock season. And, Governor Dunleavy says he'll work with the Biden Administration but vows to oppose any blocks to development. Plus, more people in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta have received the COVID-19 vaccine than have tested positive for the virus.
Alaskans take in the inauguration of a new President in Washington D.C. And, thousands of Anchorage students head back in to classrooms -- finally. Plus, the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation opens COVID-19 vaccines for anyone in the region.
Alaska's lawmakers have convened to begin the legislative session. And, teachers in Fairbanks want to renegotiate their contracts as students return to in-person learning. Plus, remembering sled dog advocate Carol Kleckner.
While Alaska's capitol saw no protests over the weekend, Alaska guardsmen head to D.C. to support the presidential inauguration. And, the Alaska Black Caucus celebrates Dr. King. Plus, an Anchorage attorney advocates for prisoners, saying they don't deserve to die of Covid-19.
Some are calling for state Rep. David Eastman's removal after he attended a rally held prior to the riot at the U.S. Capitol. And, a decades-old video store in the Yukon-Kuskowim Delta closes up shop. Plus, Anchorage teachers are preparing to welcome students back to the classroom.
Anchorage police say they're ready for any protests over the weekend. And, amid a return to classrooms in Haines, schools help kids cope with the recent landslide and the loss of a teacher. Plus, a study shows nearly half of Alaska Republicans are hesitant to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
Alaska Congressman Don Young votes against impeaching President Donald Trump. Meantime, the Alaska Federation of Natives says Trump should resign. And, special sovereign nation shipments help get the COVID-19 vaccine to Alaska tribes. Plus, as social media giants try to address extremism, some Alaska politicians are moving to unregulated platforms.
Haines residents remain cut off from their properties with no timeline for when they can return. And, a task-force in Sitka takes on climate change. Plus, a Fairbanks podcast gets a shout out in The New York Times.
Why are so few healthcare providers offering the COVID-19 vaccine? And, after a lackluster lease sale, a look at what's next for ANWR and those who snapped up land. Plus, Anchorage's Dimond Center is being advertised as the location for an armed protest - the owners say not so fast.
Senator Murkowski calls for President Trump's resignation. And, the Alaska Supreme Court confirms Republican Representative Lance Pruitt's loss. Plus, Alaska's population declined again. What does that mean for the state?
Senator Murkowski describes fleeing yesterday's mob at the U.S. Capitol with Senator Sullivan. And, health officials struggle to get the COVID-19 vaccine to eager older Alaskans. Plus, a new generation of searchers learn recovery skills after a snowmachining accident in Western Alaska.
The nation watched as a pro-Trump mob descended on the U.S. Capitol today. Alaska legislators react and we get a glimpse of what happened inside. And, the oil industry no-shows at the much-anticipated ANWR lease sale. Plus, advocates and families criticize the state's handling of a massive COVID outbreak in state prisons.
The unique ways health practitioners are getting the COVID vaccine to rural Alaska. And, participants praise an Anchorage jobs program set up during the pandemic. Plus, teachers returning to Kotzebue prepare for in-person learning.
Health officials sort out confusion over vaccine allocation for older Alaskans. And, law enforcement agencies have failed to collect DNA from criminal offenders. And, crews work to recover two snowmachiners who drowned on the Kuskokwim River.
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services releases guidelines for the next phase of vaccine rollout. And Governor Dunleavy reflects on 2020 and shares some optimism for 2021. Plus, the massive COVID relief spending bill includes a historic boost for clean energy.
The US Senate sets up to override Trump's veto of the annual defense bill. Two house fires this week in Ketchikan and Fairbanks claim the lives of 3 people. And the pandemic is keeping poor Alaskans in the criminal justice system in limbo without the prospect of jury trials.
Alaska's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Anne Zink, is vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dr. Michael Alter, Emergency Medicine Specialist at Mat-su Regional...