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Patient at Anchorage transitional care center is Alaska’s latest coronavirus death

The Providence Transitional Care Center in East Anchorage is the site of the state’s largest coronavirus outbreak.
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Theater, chemistry, sociology among dozens of academic programs cut at the University of Alaska system

UA Regent Karen Perdue says it’s the largest number of program reductions at UA in recent memory. The cuts impact hundreds of students.

Monday coronavirus count: State reports 19 new cases; Providence outbreak continues

Also, the Southeast Alaska communities of Wrangell and Haines announced their first coronavirus cases.

The state has revised its two-week quarantine requirement. Here’s what we know about the changes.

For more than two months, Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration required people traveling to Alaska from out of state to quarantine for two weeks once they get here. But, that changed June 6. Here is some of what we know so far.

18 more Alaskans, another nonresident seafood worker test positive for coronavirus, state says

The coronavirus cases include an outbreak at a transitional care center in Anchorage and a cluster of cases at the Nikiski Fire Service Area.

Young Alaskan at McLaughlin Youth Center among new coronavirus cases

It's the first young Alaskan at one of the state's youth detention centers to test positive for the virus. In early April, a staff member at McLaughlin had tested positive.
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Providence announces 6 more cases at Anchorage transitional care center; state tally grows by 21

The Providence Transitional Care Center in Anchorage is the site of the largest reported cluster of coronavirus cases at a single facility in Alaska since the virus started to spread.

As the University of Alaska grapples with budget cuts, its leader may leave

The head of Alaska's public university system is potentially leaving the state to take over the helm of the University of Wisconsin System.
A blue sign with directions that says "Providence Extended Care" and has a house in the background.

Anchorage transitional care center reports 5 new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 17

It's the largest reported cluster of coronavirus cases at a single facility in Alaska.
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Alaska reports 6 new coronavirus cases following prior day’s spike

The latest cases include five Alaskans: two from the Kenai Peninsula Borough, two from the Anchorage area and one from Juneau.
A sign reads "Welcome to UAS" at the University of Alaska Southeast’s Juneau campus.

Facing ‘immediate and significant financial headwinds,’ UA regents to consider controversial merger

The coronavirus has cut deep into the finances of the already-strained public university system. One proposal to reduce spending: Merge the University of Alaska Southeast into one, or both, of the other two universities.

6 tips from Alaska medical experts about minimizing your risk as the state reopens

The coronavirus is like a bear in the woods. Seriously, says a doctor at UAA, you’ve got to be prepared.

Mat-Su school board rescinds vote to remove ‘Catch-22’ and 4 other books from English classes

The school board won't decide until next year which books will appear on the reading list for high school English electives.

‘We’re open’: Alaska businesses can operate at full capacity on Friday, Dunleavy says

It’s the governor’s latest major lift of coronavirus-related restrictions. Previously, certain businesses could only operate at 25% to 50% capacity.

These three Alaska weddings were derailed by the pandemic. Here’s what the couples did next.

They planned for months. Then everything changed. Here are their stories of rushing to the courthouse for paperwork, trying on wedding dresses by Zoom and moving their first dances from ballrooms to living rooms.

After hours of public comment, Mat-Su school board’s vote to rescind book removal is pushed to later this month

The school board will now decide later in May whether to rescind its vote to remove the books, including “The Great Gatsby,” “Catch-22” and “Invisible Man.”

As COVID-19 restrictions send more Alaskans outside, Fish and Game warns about bears

Anchorage area wildlife biologist Dave Battle said Fish and Game started to get a few calls about bear sightings in early April, and in the past week, “it’s really ramped up.”

What it’s like to graduate from UAA during a global pandemic

There are no caps, no gowns. And walking across the stage to get a diploma? Forget about it.

As Anchorage hair salons prepare to reopen, some owners wish they had more notice

Across the city, and the state, salon owners are figuring out when and how to safely reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. It's a complicated calculus and the risks are high.