Katie Anastas, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Many of Sarah Palin's former supporters say they won't vote for her in the U.S. House race. Also, the state has started testing wildlife for COVID-19, including beluga, caribou and bears. And Hugh Neff wins Alaska's last major sled dog race of the season.
The bill also prohibits teaching that someone is inherently racist, sexist or oppressive because of their race, gender, religion or nationality.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski votes to confirm judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. Also, the state House passes a budget amendment cutting Medicaid funding for abortions. And Juneau considers ending its relationship with a sister city in Russia.
Temperance Tinker-Kays is one of 60 teachers to receive the award this school year, and the only recipient in Alaska.
Candidates braved the snow and took to street corners to wave signs Tuesday morning in a last-minute effort to reach Anchorage voters before polls close at 8 p.m.
Nearly 100 pilots picketed at Anchorage’s Ted Stevens International Airport on Friday over contract negotiations with Alaska Airlines.
People over 50 and immunocompromised people can receive a second booster four months after their first booster. Pfizer and Moderna boosters are available for those who received a Johnson and Johnson first dose or booster.
Three years after the fatal shooting of a Black man by Anchorage police, advocates call for accountability. Also, the Board of Fisheries bans an increasingly popular fishing method for Sitka sockeye. Families and state troopers speak at a rally for missing people in Fairbanks.
In both school board races on this year’s ballot, candidates supported by conservative groups are attempting to unseat two incumbents.
Kodiak’s Coast Guard Base gets a major influx in federal infrastructure money. Also, an avalanche blocks a major road near Anchorage and strands some local residents. The 2022 Iditarod's teacher on the trail says the race can inspire students in Alaska and beyond.
Jharrett Bryantt, Mathew Neal and Frank Hauser will tour the district, participate in town halls and have final interviews with the school board on Monday and Tuesday.
Anchorage voters will decide on an $111 million bond for capital improvements to district schools. One project is a replacement of Inlet View Elementary School.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski says Russia's invasion of Ukraine could impact Alaska's workforce. Also, some fishermen say the Board of Fisheries' conservation efforts have hurt business. And the Juneau Police Department has a new webpage on missing persons cases.
The $111 million capital improvements bond would, in part, fund the construction of secure vestibules at 12 elementary schools.