Katie Anastas, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
The large avalanches prompted the state Department of Transportation to close the road on Feb. 14.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy doubts Interior Secretary Deb Haaland will approve the King Cove road. Also, the state's first missing and murdered indigenous persons investigator is a veteran of the troopers. And years after a man was charged with illegally fishing near his Annette Island home, legal questions remain.
That’s also the deadline for Alaskans to update their mailing addresses.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Considers her position on the King Cove road after a visit this week. Also, a new film shows the never-ending work of cleaning up ocean plastic. And biologists are counting clams to see if a Kenai Peninsula fishery can reopen.
"We see their posture totally change once they get into the outfit," teacher Stacy Miller said. "They can own the look and also own that feeling of empowerment."
Alaska’s seven-day case rate is the fourth-highest in the country, according to the CDC.
Sen. Dan Sullivan promotes the King Cove road and Arctic drilling in his address to the legislature. Also, Native leaders call for land acknowledgements at Fairbanks city council meetings. And how school counselors are supporting students' mental health.
Organizers say children's literacy is crucial to the survival of Alaska Native languages like Yup'ik and Iñupiaq.
State officials are investigating human remains discovered by a construction crew in Haines. Also, a new study shows the number of spills at Alaska's mines may be higher than expected. And after COVID put studies on hold, scientists are surveying ice seals in the Bering Sea.
Bryantt comes from the Houston Independent School District, where he’s worked to raise AP exam scores and teacher pay.
Mary Fulp, principal of Colony Middle School in Palmer, has been named Alaska Principal of the Year.
Alaska Airlines plans to reduce its number of flights through June as it continues to deal with a pilot shortage, according to a press release.