The Alaska State Capitol Building. (Aug. 31, 2010) Photo courtesy of Jay Galvin/Wikimedia Commons

Alaska Senate takes action against Reinbold over virus rules

The Alaska Senate voted Wednesday, March 10 to allow leadership to restrict access to the Capitol by Republican Sen. Lora Reinbold, who fellow lawmakers say has refused to follow measures meant to guard against COVID-19.

AHFC offers aid to struggling homeowners

Homeowners financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are invited to apply for Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance through Alaska Housing Finance Corp. but need to act quickly. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. Monday, April 4.

Zink praises Alaskans for efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19

Even as the number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Alaska rose on Thursday, April 2, state health officials commended Alaskans for helping to slow the spread of the pandemic, buying time for building capability to deal with more illness.
Iditarod Ceremonial Start in Anchorage

Pandemic forces route change, other precautions for Iditarod

Traveling across the rugged, unforgiving and roadless Alaska terrain is already hard enough, but whatever comforts mushers previously had in the world’s most famous sled dog race will be cast aside this year due to the pandemic.

Police chief apologizes for role in outbreak

"I know I have breached a trust placed in me by this city and I will work tirelessly to earn that trust back," Police Chief Nate Taylor wrote in a public statement. "I love this town, I love the people, and I love what I do. I am wishing a speedy recovery to everyone affected, and... am deeply sorry for my role in this outbreak."

Commercial fishing vessels get COVID-19 mandates

Independent commercial fishermen got their COVID-19 marching orders from state officials Thursday, April 23, a list of protective measures, procedures, travel and access measures they must abide to protect themselves and coastal communities.

CDV Mex Food turns a profit while stepping up social distancing

“Things have been really nice and steady,” Kristy Andrew said. “This business has done extremely well, and I think it has to do with the measures we’ve taken for social distancing."

How long does protection from COVID-19 vaccines last?

“We only have information for as long as the vaccines have been studied," said Deborah Fuller, a vaccine researcher at the University of Washington. “We have to study the vaccinated population and start to see, at what point do people become vulnerable again to the virus?”

Fish Factor: ASMI weighs in on pandemic costs to fisheries

Processors are being asked about financial losses due to COVID mitigation efforts, plant closures and employment changes, as well as their expectations for costs and employment levels in 2021.

3 new virus cases connected to ‘travel-related event’

Cordova reported three new cases of the novel coronavirus Monday, Dec. 14.
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