Tag: instagram

A view of Anchorage's skyline from the sea

Anchorage will enter ‘modified hunker down’ for December

The order, which goes into effect on Dec. 1, closes down bars and restaurants to in-person service and puts capacity restrictions on other establishments.
Caribou graze on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, with snowcapped peaks of the Brooks Range as a backdrop. (USFWS)

The Trump administration is moving to sell leases in ANWR, but will anyone show up for a sale?

Oil and gas companies aren’t talking publicly about whether they’d bid. But one industry analyst says she’d expect interest in a lease sale to be “lukewarm.”
a person stands just outside a restaurant window

Hard-hit Anchorage restaurants prepare for more restrictions

As COVID-19 cases soar in Anchorage, restaurants are bracing for the possibility of another shutdown. Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson said this week that she had no immediate plans for new emergency mandates, but noted the city may need to take action soon.

New cargo project is latest proposal for booming Anchorage airport

A firm led by the former top investment officer at the Alaska Permanent Fund is eyeing what could grow into a $500 million project to support the booming cargo shipping industry at Anchorage’s international airport.
A white man with glasses and a mask sits at a desk

Alaska House control unclear as Republican leader trails by 17 votes

Democrat Liz Snyder leads Republican Rep. Lance Pruitt, the leader of the Alaska House Republican minority caucus, by just 17 votes with an estimated 114 absentee ballots left to count.
A health care provider in full personal protective equipment in a Juneau hospital room.

Across Alaska, as the pandemic sends more staff home, hospitals prepare for the worst

As coronavirus cases continue to skyrocket in the state, cracks are appearing in Alaska's fragile health care system.
a person behind a podium talking to a debate moderator

Alaska Rep. Don Young, 87, says he’s been diagnosed with COVID-19

Congressman Don Young has been diagnosed with coronavirus. At 87, Young is the oldest member of the U.S. House of Representatives and faces an elevated risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy

Alaska Gov. Dunleavy backs Trump after claims of election theft, as other Republicans congratulate Biden

Top Alaska Republicans have split on President Donald Trump’s claims that the election was stolen, with U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and U.S. Rep. Don Young both congratulating Democrat Joe Biden on his apparent victory while Gov. Mike Dunleavy says he’s standing by Trump for now.
A woman in an anorak holds up a photo frame and looks through it

Kotzebue Iñupiaq dancer showcased in Biden campaign victory video

Kotzebue native Jacqui Lambert is featured dancing the Bow and Arrow Song in front of Cook Inlet in the Biden victory video, which has been viewed at least 60 million times.
a person speaks from behind a podium

With more than 100,000 ballots still to count, Alaska campaigns cross fingers and crunch numbers

Experts say they expect to see at least some come-from-behind victories after next week’s vote count, since Republicans were more willing to vote in-person on Election Day during the COVID-19 pandemic. The big question is how many.
three people behind a table looking at papers

With thousands of votes still uncounted, Alaska’s initial results show many Republicans ahead

The state’s Division of Elections updated results a little before 1 a.m. Wednesday, showing a total of about 157,0000 votes cast statewide. More than 120,000 early absentee votes remain to be counted in a week, starting on Nov. 10.
Governor Dunleavy, wearing a greenish zip up jacket, gestures as he talks

On masks, Alaska Gov. Dunleavy tells local leaders to use power they say they don’t have

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has resisted imposing a mask mandate and maintains that such decisions are best made by local governments. But municipal officials in pockets of the state where COVID-19 is spreading fastest say they lack the legal power to require mask-wearing.
Founder of Moose Mamas bottle feeds a baby. moose.

Rescuing baby moose may be the best job in Alaska | INDIE ALASKA

https://youtu.be/t9eirCrD4M8 For 6 years now, Dana Debernardi has been running Moose Mamas, a nonprofit committed to rescuing,...
A white man speaks as he sits at a table with an american flag in the background

Health care providers, municipalities call for Dunleavy to extend disaster declaration

Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s public health emergency disaster declaration is set to expire on Nov. 15. Health care providers and local governments say they need that declaration, which allows them to better respond to the pandemic.

A torrent of Democratic absentee ballots could reverse Alaska’s Election Night vote counts

More than 75,000 Alaskans have already cast absentee ballots in this year’s election -- nearly one-fourth of the total number of votes cast in the state in the last presidential election, in 2016.

Mother of all jökulhlaups reported in Southeast Alaska

Scientists believe a massive glacial dam release - or jökulhlaup - recently occurred in Southeast Alaska.

Debate for the State 2020 – U.S. House and Senate

https://youtu.be/ZzNCfp4XCLU The U.S. House Debate between Rep. Don Young and Alyse Galvin happened at Alaska Public Media...
a person stands in front of a house

Austin Quinn-Davidson, a relative newcomer, sworn in as Anchorage mayor

Quinn-Davidson, a lawyer by training, says she'll work to regain trust in the city government while continuing to help residents get through the difficulties of the coronavirus pandemic.
two kids do their homework in separate booths at a restaurant

This Anchorage mom is trying to keep up with her kids’ online learning and keep a business afloat

It’s an impossible balancing act made all the more difficult because English is her second language.
Trump sits at a desk, signing paper. A man and a woman stand behind him

Sullivan stands close to Trump, stays quiet about his controversies

Sen. Dan Sullivan can be a hard person to pin down, especially when he’s asked about President Trump’s statements and behavior.