Tegan Hanlon, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Anchorage-based trooper arrested on multiple domestic violence assault charges
Garrett Willis, 40, lives in Wasilla and was arrested on Monday.
Alaska reports 16 recent COVID deaths, 475 new infections
State health officials have said it’s possible Alaska’s massive surge in cases is leveling off after recording record numbers of infections and hospitalizations last month and in early October. Infection numbers, however, are sill high. The state continues to have the nation's highest rate of COVID cases.
Alaska records nearly 2,800 new COVID cases over the weekend, 4 deaths
State health leaders say they’re hopeful the worst is over, but this week’s data will better reveal whether that’s true.
Alaska’s COVID hospitalizations, patients on ventilators climb over the weekend
Alaska reported its second-highest total of COVID-19 hospitalizations on Monday.
Anchorage school nurses are busier than ever as the coronavirus transforms their jobs
As the city wades through its worst coronavirus surge yet, driven by the super contagious delta variant, school nurses have become a go-to source of information for families.
Alaska reports 1,095 COVID cases, a new daily high
It's Alaska's highest-ever daily tally of new cases, and it comes a day after doctors at Providence Alaska Medical Center announced the hospital was rationing care due to staffing shortages and an overload of patients infected with the coronavirus.
Alaska reports another 7 deaths from COVID-19
Six of the people who died are from Alaska, and one is a nonresident.
All Anchorage ICU beds fill as hospitalizations continue to climb
Alaska ranked second in the nation on Monday for the largest increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations over the prior two weeks, behind just North Dakota, according to The New York Times.
Alaska reports 2 new COVID deaths as hospitalizations continue to break records
Alaska on Friday reported two new COVID-19 deaths as the number of patients hospitalized with the virus in the state hit a new record high.
Bronson asks Anchorage Assembly to suspend plastic bag ban again
The city’s ban on single-use plastic bags just resumed on Wednesday. Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson is now asking the Assembly to put the suspension back in place until May 2022.
Anchorage’s plastic bag ban is back
The city had temporarily suspended its single-use plastic bag ban last year in response to the coronavirus pandemic. That suspension expired on Tuesday.
UAA hockey will return to the ice in 2022 after raising $3M
UAA Chancellor Sean Parnell announced Tuesday that the hockey team is reinstated and will return for the 2022-23 season.
Troopers say Anchor Point man fired at officer during arrest attempt
Alaska State Troopers say an officer first encountered Bret Herrick at a business in Anchor Point on Monday. Herrick opened fire and then fled.
Alaska children make up growing percent of state’s coronavirus cases
Children age 11 and under accounted for 15% of Alaska’s COVID cases last month, up from 7% a year ago.
Providence Alaska says its staff must get COVID-19 vaccine or follow additional rules
“Our caregivers have a chance to lead by example when it comes to the health and safety of our communities,” said Dr. Michael Bernstein, Providence Alaska chief medical officer.
University of Alaska Anchorage students living in dorms must be fully vaccinated
The University of Alaska Southeast has a similar policy, while the University of Alaska Fairbanks is still deciding its vaccination rules.
COVID-19 outbreak puts Western Alaska village of Stebbins in lockdown
The Stebbins Community Association has imposed a 10-person limit at the store, a five-person limit at the laundromat and a 10 p.m. curfew.
COVID-19 patients at Alaska’s hospitals are mostly younger, sicker and unvaccinated
Alaska has reached yet another inflection point in the coronavirus pandemic. But it looks different this time.
Should you be wearing a mask indoors in your region of Alaska? Here’s what the CDC says.
The answer is probably yes, according to the new federal guidance that says fully vaccinated people should wear a face mask in indoor public settings if they’re in a place with “substantial” or “high” virus transmission.
Leaders of Alaska’s largest hospitals issue stark warning as COVID-19 surge continues
One Anchorage hospital has postponed non-emergency surgeries, and health care executives around the state pleaded with Alaskans to get vaccinated during an unusual news conference Tuesday.