Tegan Hanlon, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
The Providence Transitional Care Center in East Anchorage is the site of the state’s largest coronavirus outbreak.
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.
Also, the Southeast Alaska communities of Wrangell and Haines announced their first coronavirus cases.
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.
The coronavirus cases include an outbreak at a transitional care center in Anchorage and a cluster of cases at the Nikiski Fire Service Area.
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.
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.
The head of Alaska's public university system is potentially leaving the state to take over the helm of the University of Wisconsin System.
It's the largest reported cluster of coronavirus cases at a single facility in Alaska.
The latest cases include five Alaskans: two from the Kenai Peninsula Borough, two from the Anchorage area and one from Juneau.
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.
The coronavirus is like a bear in the woods. Seriously, says a doctor at UAA, you’ve got to be prepared.
The school board won't decide until next year which books will appear on the reading list for high school English electives.
It’s the governor’s latest major lift of coronavirus-related restrictions. Previously, certain businesses could only operate at 25% to 50% capacity.
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.
Others have called off camp completely this summer.
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.”
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.”
There are no caps, no gowns. And walking across the stage to get a diploma? Forget about it.
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.