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Alaska reports 47 new COVID-19 cases and new case at Fairbanks prison

The state also reduced the number of inpatient beds available, which it says more accurately represents the number of inpatient beds that can be used for COVID-19 patients.

Skagway residents got Permanent Fund dividends and city stimulus checks in the same week

The city's plan was to keep people spending money despite a devastated tourism season. Some residents say it's working.

Ravn sells off dozens of small planes to Alaska companies

The bankrupt RavnAir group sold off dozens of its small planes to three Alaska aviation companies in a Tuesday auction, but Ravn's largest planes and most valuable airline operating certificates won't be sold until Wednesday.

State reports another death as active COVID-19 infections again reach new high

The report of another death follows a recent spike in Alaska’s number of new COVID-19 infections, and warnings from Anchorage city officials that its system for investigating cases has maxed out.

Hospitality industry criticizes decision to release the names of bars and restaurants with COVID-19 cases

The industry argues that it was unfairly singled out and that the announcement created confusion about where people could have been exposed.
The Lewis Angapak Memorial School

Lower Kuskokwim resumes school construction projects after COVID-19 restrictions lift

Construction crews are balancing the need for the work on the schools threatened by things like riverbank erosion with the village's fears of a COVID-19 outbreak.

It’s official: Alaska won’t see any large cruise ships this year

Carnival and Royal Caribbean already announced that they wouldn't be sailing to Alaska.

Alaska’s largest rural airline will go on the auction block Tuesday

Fourteen bidders intend to participate in the auction, Ravn said in a prepared statement Monday, though it did not reveal their names.

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