After nearly a month, CARES Act funding is heading out
After nearly a month, CARES Act funding is heading out
Two F-22 Raptors fly over Beluga Lake on Friday, May 15, 2020 as part of a statewide flyover event put on by the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard. Four of the aircraft flew over Homer, Alaska and other parts of the state as a way to show support for health care workers and other COVID-19 front line workers. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Statewide flyovers conducted to thank health care workers

In a show of support for health care workers and others on the front lines of the novel coronavirus pandemic, myriad aircraft from the U.S.… Continue reading

Two F-22 Raptors fly over Beluga Lake on Friday, May 15, 2020 as part of a statewide flyover event put on by the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard. Four of the aircraft flew over Homer, Alaska and other parts of the state as a way to show support for health care workers and other COVID-19 front line workers. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Salmon can be seen in the waters of Bear Lake, near Seward, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Kenny Regan)

State provides additional guidelines for setnetters

As commercial fishing season ramps up in Alaska amid the global novel coronavirus pandemic, the state has provided more clarification on a specific type of… Continue reading

Salmon can be seen in the waters of Bear Lake, near Seward, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Kenny Regan)
Signs on May 7, 2020, along the Sterling Highway by St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Homer, Alaska, and put up by the South Kenai Peninsula Resiliency Coalition offer encouragement during the COVID-19 pandemic. The signs read “Physical distancing can be hard. Everyday connections are so important. How can you make someone smile today?” (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Sixth Homer resident tests positive

A sixth Homer resident has tested positive for COVID-19, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported on Sunday. That is the second Homer… Continue reading

Signs on May 7, 2020, along the Sterling Highway by St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Homer, Alaska, and put up by the South Kenai Peninsula Resiliency Coalition offer encouragement during the COVID-19 pandemic. The signs read “Physical distancing can be hard. Everyday connections are so important. How can you make someone smile today?” (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer, speaks during a May 11, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Seasonal worker has COVID-19 in Dillingham; 5th Homer resident tests positive

State extends mandatory quarantine for visitors, updates commercial fishing guidelines

Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer, speaks during a May 11, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy the CDC)

How are COVID-19 deaths recorded? A crash course on death certificates

State experts provide clarification on how deaths are reported during coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19. (Image courtesy the CDC)
Courtesy photo | Alaska’s Digital Archives                                 Then-Gov. Bill Walker and then-Lt. Governor Byron Mallott speak across Tlingit canoes amid canoe events for Celebration 2016.
Courtesy photo | Alaska’s Digital Archives                                 Then-Gov. Bill Walker and then-Lt. Governor Byron Mallott speak across Tlingit canoes amid canoe events for Celebration 2016.
Photo by Mark Thiessen | associated press file                                Mayor Richard Beneville reads poetry to volunteers and fans at the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race headquarters in Nome in March 2012.

Richard Beneville, enthusiastic mayor of Nome, dies

ANCHORAGE — Richard Beneville, who was in his third term as the mayor of Nome and was known for bringing the flair of the New… Continue reading

Photo by Mark Thiessen | associated press file                                Mayor Richard Beneville reads poetry to volunteers and fans at the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race headquarters in Nome in March 2012.
The City and Borough of Juneau is expecting $53 million in federal relief, but what it can be used on is still not entirely clear. The Assembly Finance Committee is meeting to discuss the funds Wednesday evening. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
The City and Borough of Juneau is expecting $53 million in federal relief, but what it can be used on is still not entirely clear. The Assembly Finance Committee is meeting to discuss the funds Wednesday evening. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
Fishing charters ask for modified regulations during COVID-19 pandemic

Fishing charters ask for modified regulations during COVID-19 pandemic

With their regular stream of out-of-state tourists significantly dried up, fishing charter operations are looking to lure Alaskans back onto their boats in hopes of… Continue reading

Fishing charters ask for modified regulations during COVID-19 pandemic
COVID-19. (Image courtesy the CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy the CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy the CDC)

2 new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

Juneau has reported new cases of COVID-19 for the first time since the middle of April. The City and Borough of Juneau and the Alaska… Continue reading

COVID-19. (Image courtesy the CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy the CDC)

Homeland Security medical officer to tour state, assess COVID-19 needs

2 new cases announced Monday are from Anchorage and Fairbanks.

COVID-19. (Image courtesy the CDC)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, May 1, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Only new COVID-19 case is a Fairbanks man

Updated state guidelines hash out face coverings

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, May 1, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, May 1, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Only new COVID-19 case is a Kenai woman

Updated state guidelines hash out face coverings

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, May 1, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, May 1, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

3 new COVID-19 cases all from Anchorage

Updated state guidelines hash out face coverings

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, May 1, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
The sign announcing the start of the Alaska Highway in Dawson’s Creek, British Columbia. Taken in August of 2018. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Alaska snowbirds allowed to drive home through Canada

Alaskans looking to return home after snowbirding in the Lower 48 will be allowed to travel through Canada, despite the fact that the country closed… Continue reading

The sign announcing the start of the Alaska Highway in Dawson’s Creek, British Columbia. Taken in August of 2018. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, March 27, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Alaska businesses allowed to open further starting Friday

Cloth face coverings are strongly encouraged when going out in public.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, March 27, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Anchor Point man is 10th Alaskan to die from COVID-19

An Anchor Point man in his 80s with underlying health conditions has died from COVID-19, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported Wednesday.… Continue reading

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
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