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The Trans-Alaska Pipeline is seen running alongside the Dalton Highway, next to a small mountain.

After plummeting this spring, low oil prices show no signs of rising. What does that mean for Alaska?

As impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic linger around the world, it's unclear if or when prices will be high again.
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LISTEN: Anchorage schools superintendent talks challenges of educating during a pandemic

We're asking experts and local leaders what they’ve learned in the past six months of the coronavirus pandemic, and that includes Dr. Deena Bishop, superintendent of the Anchorage School District, the largest school district in the state.
A line graph shows historical jobless rates by race in Alaska

LISTEN: What can history tell us about which Alaskans face the greatest barriers to employment?

Nationally, Black and Asian Americans are facing a much greater increase in the unemployment rate, compared to white Americans.
A woman in a white suit holds a blue surgical mask.

After 9 people are infected, Juneau urges all bar-goers to get tested

Juneau officials say that anyone who has been in any Juneau bar over the last week should get tested for COVID-19.

New suit says Alaska’s absentee ballot witness law is unconstitutional during the pandemic

Civil rights groups are challenging the Alaska state law that absentee ballots be signed by a witness, saying it's an unconstitutional burden on voting rights during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A worker dressed in black leaves thebeige double doors of a grey building. In the foreground, a sign reads "at capacity"

COVID-19 outbreak among Anchorage’s homeless points to gaps in testing strategy

Experts say the lack of a national testing strategy has led to unnecessary deaths of people experiencing homelessness.

State health officials prepare for COVID-19 vaccine in coming months, despite ‘unlikely’ timeline

The federal government says states should prepare for a vaccine to be available by the end of October but top advisors say that timeline is 'extremely unlikely.'
A sign in front of a beige entry way behind grey steps reads Attention, we have reached Capacity"

12 COVID-19 cases reported at Anchorage’s largest shelter

Managers of the emergency mass shelter at the Sullivan Arena say that they were able to isolate the cases quickly.

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