By land, by air or by sea … the coronavirus vaccine makes its way to communities throughout the state. And, mall Santa's are checking lists … and temperatures this year. Plus, anchorage students use storytelling to talk about mental health.
A Native American is tapped to be a cabinet secretary, for the first time ever. And, a look at the fatal commercial plane crash in Unalaska last year. Plus, artists struggle to sell their work during the pandemic.
Despite a Juneau healthcare worker's allergic reaction, Alaska officials say vaccine distribution will continue. And, Senator Murkowski urges Congress to pass a coronavirus relief bill before the holiday break. Plus, the Anchorage School District commits to start in-person learning in January.
Healthcare workers receive the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine in Alaska, kicking off a statewide campaign. And, a church in Sitka marks the national death toll of COVID-19. Plus, a post office closure in Russian Mission delays everything from checks to baby formula.
The first COVID-19 vaccine shipment is in Alaska… with vaccinations starting as soon as tomorrow. And, a look at city planning and the risk of landslides like those in Haines. Plus, Alaska's teachers on guiding students through this year's election.
Budgeting during a pandemic, the Dunleavy administration unveils its proposal for the state's next spending plan. And, the Trump administration looks to lease a private icebreaker for the Arctic. Plus, a Tlingit twist on a familiar Christmas tale.
Recent data show alarming racial disparities in which Alaskans are dying from COVID-19. And, how Anchorage's sister cities in Russia and China are experiencing the pandemic. Plus, an Anchorage candy enthusiast takes her business to the next level.
Some local leaders are unhappy with Governor's Dunleavy's reluctance to implement a mask mandate. And, a vote to close a significant portion of Upper Cook Inlet to commercial salmon fishing. Plus, how a Canadian man ended up driving an American family a thousand miles to the border.
As Americans wait for another coronavirus relief bill, Congress tries the Murkowski method. And, cleaning up after last week's landslides in Haines. Plus, should we expect more landslides in a warming climate?
The first shipment of a COVID vaccine should be on it's way to Alaska soon. And, Haines residents navigate the aftermath of a a flood and massive landslide. Plus, what it's like being a contact tracer in Alaska.
As record rains threaten to set off more landslides, more Haines residents are forced from their homes. And, Anchorage advocates see some success with a new approach to fighting homelessness. Plus, more details on the plan for distributing a COVID vaccine in Alaska.
The Trump administration sets a date for a lease sale in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. And, the search continues for two Haines residents missing after yesterday's landslide. Plus, an Akiak woman shares her experience losing a relative to COVID-19.
After a torrential downpour, a landslide rips through a neighborhood in Haines. And, expiring coronavirus relief programs will leave 40,000 unemployed Alaskans in limbo. Plus, unable to reach a hospital due to weather, a Pilot Station man dies of COVID-19.
Inmates at the Goose Creek prison and their loved ones grapple with a growing coronavirus outbreak. And, some Bristol Bay residents cheer the denial of a permit for the Pebble Mine, others are disappointed. Plus, one of Alaska's oldest standing churches gets an upgrade.
What do we know about race-related health disparities in the pandemic? And, Shipping company Matson agrees to deliver food for free to food banks in Alaska. Plus, a social media campaign brings donated dog food to Yukon River mushers.
An Anchorage ER nurse discusses being one of many healthcare workers getting sick with COVID-19. And, a college student from the village of Noorvik wins the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. Plus, Kenai Peninsula business owners struggle to enforce mask wearing without an official mandate.
The Trump administration denies a key permit for the Pebble Mine. And, Alaska's food banks see an influx of people in need. Plus, the island village of Kake moves closer to energy independence.
Health officials say the state's healthcare system is cracking under the weight of the pandemic. And, Southeast Alaska communities explore the idea of tourism bubbles. Plus, Alaskans look for covid-safe ways of socializing this winter.
Will oil companies participate in a lease sale in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge? And, a look at Alaska's newest legislators. Plus, Anchorage restaurants see demand for take-out Thanksgiving dinners.
Public records suggest an Alaska agency has been collaborating with the Pebble Mine on its permit application. And, hard-hit Anchorage restaurants prepare for more restrictions as case counts soar. Plus, Anchorage health officials say contact tracing has become too difficult.