Katie Anastas, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
The new bivalent booster – which increases protection against both the omicron variant and the original coronavirus – has been available for nearly two weeks.
Norton Sound communities take stock of their losses in the wake of the weekend storm. Also, damage to sea walls and protective berms has some village residents worried. And why some Alaskans say now is the time for a constitutional convention.
Officials in Nome take stock of the storm damage outside city limits. Also, researchers monitoring a landslide in Prince William Sound say the slope is moving faster. And how a constitutional convention could affect abortion rights in Alaska.
Anyone who believes they are at increased risk for infection is now eligible, the Alaska Department of Health announced Monday.
Alaska National Guard Maj. Gen. Torrence Saxe says the state will ask for public and private assistance, covering both infrastructure and individual homes.
Huffman Elementary School in Anchorage and Delta Junction Elementary School are among 297 schools nationwide that received the prestigious title.
Mountain View Elementary has a new leader this year: a principal who transferred from one of the district’s highest performing schools.
The House Natural Resources Committee welcomes Rep. Mary Peltola. Also, the investigations of Anchorage's former health director and his own comments about the lies he told. Community theater returns to Wrangell with a production of "The Sound of Music."
Mary Peltola prepares to be sworn in as Alaska's sole member of the U.S. House. Also, the Kenai Peninsula Borough confirms harassment allegations against outgoing Mayor Charlie Pierce. And how an Anchorage woman is raising awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
Anchorage residents can expect traffic delays near Bartlett High School, Begich Middle School, Bettye Davis East High School, and Wendler Middle School.
After more than a week, the search continues for a missing group of moose hunters near Bethel. Also, a court ruling allows Metlakatla tribal members to fish outside reservation boundaries. And master carvers and their apprentices create Juneau's Totem Pole Trail.
The district faces a budget deficit of at least $68 million next year as federal pandemic funding runs out. On Friday, the first of several surveys will ask the community which programs the district should prioritize.
At a meeting Wednesday night, the school board voted 5-1 to suspend a policy that allowed transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice.
Both Republicans running for Alaska's lone congressional seat show no intentions of dropping out. Also, a shortage of available rentals in Sitka has locals stressed. And two harbor seals rescued on a Kasilof beach this summer return to the sea.