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Chief medical officer Zink to leave post in early spring 

Dr. Anne Zink, who has served as the state’s chief medical officer since July of 2019, will be resigning for her post in late...

Trade war, COVID and now Ukraine invasion eat into Alaska seafood...

First a trade war, then a battle against an infectious virus and now a real war are all affecting Alaska seafood exports. Shipments to China fell from as high as 30% of Alaska’s total seafood export value in the 2010s to 20% in 2020. “The U.S.-China trade war has displaced $500 million of Alaska seafood,” Jeremy Woodrow, executive director of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, told legislators last week.

COVID infections climbing, less than 50% of Alaskans fully vaccinated

Thousands of people in Alaska continue to test positive for COVID-19 variants each week, and the death toll climbs, while the overall percentage of fully vaccinated people remains below 60% of the eligible population over the age of 5.

More Cordova residents test positive for COVID

A rapid increase is being tabulated by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services of residents testing position for the novel coronavirus, as the omicron variant spreads through the state, and federal authorities rush to provide free at-home rapid COVID antigen tests to everyone.

Cordova Jr./Sr. High School goes to online only classes

Cordova Jr./Sr. High School will go to online-only learning through Feb. 4, due in an increasing number of pandemic related student and staff absences. Mt. Eccles Elementary School will remain open for teaching in the classrooms, Superintendent Alex Russin announced Monday, Jan. 24.

COVID-19 infections soaring in Alaska as Omicron becomes dominant variant

New cases of the novel coronavirus are soaring in Alaska, with state health officials confirming 2,872 more people testing positive and one additional death between Thursday, Dec. 29 and Monday, Jan. 2, including seven resident cases in the Copper River census area and two in Cordova.

A December Dance Suite takes the stage

Current Rhythms holiday performance, A December Dance Suite, took the stage at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at North Star Theatre in the Cordova Center. Dancers performed to a selection of holiday music from “The Nutcracker” soundtrack.

Murkowski: A tough year, but bipartisanship points the way

"In many ways, 2021, was a difficult year in Washington, D.C.," Sen. Lisa Murkowski writes. "There has been a lot to not be thankful for in 2021. Yet, when Congress did set aside its differences and work together, we made some significant achievements that will deliver benefits for a long time to come."

848 new cases of COVID-19 in Alaska

Eight hundred and 48 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Alaska from Dec. 24 through Monday, Dec. 27, including one in Cordova and five in the Copper River census area.

Alaska leads nation in new COVID cases

Alaska set a record high of 1,735 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, Sept. 23, with five new cases of the pandemic virus in the Copper River Census Area, as the state’s largest hospital continued operating under crisis standards of care.
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