Tag: AlaskaInsight

LISTEN: Primaries or ranked choice? Vote Yes and Vote No make their case on Ballot Measure 2.

Ballot measure 2 seeks to make changes to the state’s election structure by replacing the political party primary and by selecting candidates through ranked choice voting. What would it mean for elections and what do you need to know about the measure before voting on it?
Al Gross stands on a boat dock holding fisherman's jacket over his shoulder, looking at the camera

LISTEN: U.S. Senate candidate Al Gross is here to answer your questions

Making his first run for public office, Al Gross wants to win the race for Alaska's U.S. Senate seat, currently held by incumbent Dan Sullivan. Gross is running as an Independent with support from state democrats.
Political Candidate Alyse Galvin smiles at the camera in front of trees

LISTEN: U.S. House candidate Alyse Galvin is here to answer your questions

Challenging Alaska's lone and long-serving U.S. House representative for a second time, Alyse Galvin is running as an independent with support from state Democrats.
A man speaks at a podium

LISTEN: U.S. House incumbent Don Young is here to answer your questions

Alaska has only one U.S. House seat and Congressman Don Young is seeking his 25th term in that position. What does he want to accomplish in the next two years if he is re-elected?
Governor Dunleavy, wearing a greenish zip up jacket, gestures as he talks

Legislative committee OKs governor’s expansion of small business relief program

An Alaska legislative committee has agreed to Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s plan to expand access to a federally funded small business relief program.
A white sign on a wall says "Trash isn't traditional/Keep Angoon beautiful)

With six new cases in one day, Angoon goes into lockdown

The new cases take Angoon’s total to eight, prompting Mayor Joshua Bowen to issue an emergency order requiring all travelers to the community to self-isolate for two weeks on arrival.

This machine is a microcosm of Alaska’s, and America’s, COVID-19 testing successes and failures

A federal shipment of Cepheid supplies directed to fishing towns has allowed providers to test tens of thousands of samples on a rapid basis. But in other communities, Cepheid machines are sitting largely idle because of a lack of the cartridges needed to process each sample.
Two girls sit on inflatable balls while working on laptops

PHOTOS: Anchorage families begin a new school year during a pandemic

Families in Anchorage show how they're approaching the '20-'21 school year.
A woman dressed in a white lab coat stands in front of a table. Another woman with protective gear stands in a dooray befhind her.

A sign Anchorage mandates are working, state forecasts a decline in new coronavirus infections

But health officials caution that the forecast could easily change depending on how Alaskans behave.
A white church with a tall steeple and mirrored glass on the front surrounded by several trees

Some churches defy Anchorage’s COVID-19 order limiting large indoor gatherings

A handful of churches defied the city’s emergency order to limit gatherings to stop the spread of COVID-19 last week.
Dr Anne Zink, a white woman with brown hair and dark rimmed glasses speaks in front of an American flag.

Alaska Natives, Pacific Islanders have a disproportionate number of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations

Alaskans of Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander ethnicity make up 4% of the cases in the state, while they’re only 1% of the population.

6 things you need to know about Alaska’s new travel rules

Alaska is imposing new testing requirements. Here's what travelers need to know.

LISTEN: Alaska was coming out of recession when COVID-19 hit. Now the future is more unclear than ever before.

How deep will the downturn be, and what will it take before we can say Alaska’s economy is in recovery? What are the benchmarks and what will state services, employment and Alaska’s business sector look like after so much financial loss?

LISTEN: Small businesses employ just over half of all Alaskans. How are they fairing as they wait for CARES act funding?

A lawsuits filed against the legislative budget and audit committee says the entire legislature must approve of releasing CARES Act funding to Alaska businesses and municipalities. What happens now and how many more businesses will go under while they wait for help?

LISTEN: Distance education looks different across Alaska. How are students doing?

Many families have low or no internet connection available in their homes, so how well does remote teaching work and what might it portend for the start of classes in the fall?

LISTEN: Lawmakers discuss stabilizing the economy after COVID-19

Alaska lawmakers have said they need to approve the governor’s plan for sending out federal CARES Act funds to Alaska businesses and communities. They’re considering reconvening in Juneau to do so. Should they?

Kat Moore, The Forest That Never Sleeps – Pandora’s Box

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-tliw9EZ7g Anchorage musician Kat Moore shares her song, Pandora's Box, from her solo band, The Forest That...

LISTEN: Dr. Anne Zink and Gov. Mike Dunleavy discuss reopening the economy on Talk of Alaska

Reopening Alaska's economy is something some Alaskans desperately want while others urge caution as the coronavirus pandemic continues. THow will this work in practice and how do we know it isn’t too soon?

LISTEN: Take a break from pandemic stress with some help from Alaska musicians and writers

With the stress of sheltering in our homes and a daily barrage of worrisome news about the global pandemic, it’s important to find time to decompress, relax and find hope for the future.

LISTEN: How is rural Alaska preparing for COVID-19?

With limited clinic and hospital capacity, how are rural Alaska health providers preparing to assist residents who become ill?