Tegan Hanlon, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

Tegan Hanlon, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Tegan Hanlon is the digital managing editor at Alaska Public Media. Reach her at thanlon@alaskapublic.org or 907-550-8447. Read more about Tegan here.
A dog looks at a connect four set

Chevelle, who loves to bark

“If the team slows down too much, then she starts barking to get them to go faster,” said Paige Drobny.

Brent Sass and his 12 dogs race out of Kaltag, holding onto Iditarod lead

Iditarod musher Brent Sass and his dog team raced out of Kaltag at 10:36 a.m. Saturday.
A sled dog team

Aaron Burmeister and his 13-dog team are first to McGrath

For his first-place arrival, Burmeister won a pair of locally-made musher mitts and a musher hat.
two husky dogs

The 2022 Iditarod starts this weekend. Here’s what to know.

The race, in some ways, is back to normal: Mushers are again dashing 1,000 miles to Nome.
A man in a yellow safety vest shovels snow in front of an american flag

Anchorage and Mat-Su schools close as forecast calls for more rain and snow

The Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center is also warning of “very dangerous avalanche conditions.”
A musher and dogs race to a finish line lined with people

The K300 starts Friday and it will look a bit different this year. Here’s what to know.

“It’s going to be a fast trail, that’s for sure, at least in the lower part of the river,” said the race manager.
A semitruck is overturned

Strong winds hammer Mat-Su, leading to widespread damage and power outages

The winds, reaching up to 91 mph Sunday near Palmer, flipped small planes, overturned semitrucks, toppled trees, tore off roofs and closed Mat-Su schools for at least two days.
Woman with Miss America shash is getting crowned.

Miss Alaska, Emma Broyles, is crowned Miss America

Alaskans across the state are celebrating the news that Emma Broyles, from Anchorage, was crowned Miss America Thursday night. She’s the first Miss Alaska to win the Miss America competition.
Two women take a selfie, both smiling.

Alaskans we’ve lost to COVID: Teresa Maria Pope, Chida-mom

More than 800 Alaskans have died of COVID-19 since early 2020. We asked readers and listeners to tell us about the lives of some of those people and they responded. 
An Alaska State Trooper cruiser parked on Nome’s Front Street in January 2015. (Photo by Matthew F. Smith/ KNOM)

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.
Cars in a line with a person in a blue gown talking to someone through the window

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.
An emergency sign outside a hospital.

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.
cars lined up and a sign that reads "COVID-19 TESTING SITE"

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.
the outside of a hospital

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. 
An emergency sign outside a hospital.

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.