Lori Townsend Speaks with school district personnel about how they are keeping kids safe during the new school year in the COVID-19 pandemic.

How districts are working to meet distance education needs in rural Alaska | Alaska Insight

https://youtu.be/obyHCWhCdDE Most schools are underway across the state. Do rural students have better options for online instruction...
Lori Townsend talks to guest on Alaska Insight set.

CARES Act funding is helping communities through the pandemic, but is it enough? | Alaska Insight

Lori Townsend speaks with the executive director of Alaska Municipal League and a local government specialist with the State of Alaska about how communities are spending CARES Act funding.
Lori Townsend talks to Jonathan King during an episode of Alaska Insight

Months after initial closures, how is Alaska’s economy faring? | Alaska Insight

https://youtu.be/JZ3DG7Jx2ck Five months after state and local governments' initial COVID-19 closures, where is Alaska at in its...
Alaska Public Media Reporter, Tegan Hanlon, interviews a nurse at Providence Hospital in Anchorage

Looking at the summer uptick in COVID-19 cases | Alaska Insight

https://youtu.be/Wiv5xJJyMeg Life has changed rapidly in Alaska with the arrival of COVID-19. On the season premiere of...

Checking in with state economists as Alaska reopens | Alaska Insight

More than a third of Alaskan workers have applied for unemployment in the last 2 months. With so many Alaskans out of work, how will small businesses survive a summer with little to no tourism? Will CARES Act funding be enough to keep small businesses going?

Balancing municipal budgets during COVID-19 | Alaska Insight

COVID-19 has put a strain on small Alaska communities who rely on seasonal income to stay afloat. What can and should the state do to keep municipal governments strong?

The challenges of distance education | Alaska Insight

In mid March, students went on spring break, but widespread concern over the coronavirus meant they could not return to their classrooms for the remainder of the spring semester.

Stabilizing Alaska’s economy after COVID-19 | Alaska Insight

https://youtu.be/kmlY-EarhWs Alaska lawmakers have said they need to approve the governor’s plan for sending out federal...

Re-opening Alaska’s economy | Alaska Insight

https://youtu.be/FlAJOeuTnik Governor Mike Dunleavy began allowing businesses to reopen this week after more than...

Take a break from pandemic stress with Alaska artists | Alaska Insight

https://youtu.be/lAOFALj0hwg Social isolation and sheltering in place have disrupted our daily lives, leaving many people...

Working to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in rural Alaska | Alaska Insight

Limited or no road access means many rural Alaska communities face challenges in delivering health care. With the...

The economic implications of the COVID-19 shut downs | Alaska Insight

ISER examined the negative effects of the COVID-19 on Alaska’s economy, and the numbers are stark: there are...

Alaska’s U.S. Senators discuss how the CARES Act can benefit you | Alaska Insight

The global economy is being hammered by the effects of widespread illness and business closures due to COVID-19....

Keeping kids learning during the coronavirus pandemic | Alaska Insight

With a national and state emergency declared to slow the spread of coronavirus, school districts across Alaska are...

An update on the coronavirus in Alaska | Alaska Insight

The coronavirus pandemic has triggered national and state emergency declarations. Hospitals and local governments across the state are...

Gov. Dunleavy has new PFD ideas and questions the feasibility of an income tax | Alaska Insight

Gov. Mike Dunleavy released his budget plan in December. It included...

How educators and officials are dealing with the rise in teen vaping | Alaska Insight

While the youth tobacco rate has declined, one in four teenagers...

Preparing for and preventing the spread of the novel Coronavirus | Alaska Insight

The novel coronavirus is a global public health emergency according to...

Fighting teacher turnover in Alaska’s schools | Alaska Insight

Teacher recruitment and retention has long been...

Why forensic nursing is critical for fighting interpersonal violence | Alaska Insight

Proper evidence collection and documentation after domestic...