Tegan Hanlon, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Alaska had planned for a record-number of cruise ship passengers this year. Then came the pandemic. Now, across cruise lines, at least 360 sailings to Alaska have been called off so far.
The announcements serve another blow to Alaska’s economy, and mean the loss of thousands of seasonal jobs.
By the end of the day Monday, a total of 285 Alaskans had been diagnosed with COVID-19, and 98 had recovered from the disease.
The new mandate gives the state access to federal funding to help pay for the temporary housing if it's needed.
Other hotels have decided to close, and many have laid off a bulk of their employees.
The state reported no new coronavirus-related deaths or hospitalizations.
We’d like to have Alaskans share their stories on the public radio network about how their community is coming together, even as we stay at least 6 feet apart.
The state has entered into a $525,000 contract with Florida Virtual School, and the head of the statewide teachers’ union does not support it.
What Matthew Failor did not know when he left White Mountain with two other mushers was the relentless wind was pushing ocean water onto the trail ahead.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alaska grew to 133 by Tuesday, with two more Alaskans hospitalized.
The case count rose to 69 by Thursday, up from 59 a day before.
It’s the latest step in a monthslong process to erase degree programs to help close a budget gap driven by cuts to state funding and declining enrollment.
‘There’s sunshine again’: Thousands of meals delivered daily to Anchorage students as coronavirus closes classrooms
On Friday, the Anchorage School District handed out more than 18,000 free meals to Anchorage students.
About 120 students will ride out at least part of spring semester, if not all of it, on a nearly empty campus in the middle of Anchorage.
Thousands of Alaska parents are in a tailspin as they scramble to find care for their kids during the global coronavirus pandemic that has closed public schools across the state.
Nearly three hours after the news conference, the state announced two new cases of COVID-19 in the Fairbanks area
Along with the coronavirus, students and staff at the University of Alaska Anchorage are also facing budget uncertainty and the possibility that their degree programs may cease to exist.
In some ways, the Iditarod may be the ultimate form of social distancing. Teams travel hundreds of miles through remote, rural Alaska. But, along the way, they also stop at small communities that serve as race checkpoints. And some of those communities are concerned.
The University of Alaska system is extending spring break, moving most classes online and canceling events amid the threat of coronavirus. It's also asking students to leave on-campus dorms for the rest of the semester.