Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media
An important part of helping kids develop these critical attitudes of mind is helping them develop the habit of engaging in daily physical activity
With COVID-19 continuing to ravage the country, we'll be speaking with medical professionals about what they are grateful for as we head into the holiday season.
As COVID-19 spreads freely through the state, more Alaskans have either had it or know someone who has. We want to know what your experience has been.
Growing up to become an addict is never part of anyone's plan. Yet despite witnessing firsthand, children who grow up around substance abuse often go on to experience addiction as adults themselves. What can be done to break this cycle?
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Do you have red eyes, itching, burning, or irritation of the eyes, a gritty feeling in the eyes, or contact lens discomfort? You may be experiencing dry eyes. Dry eyes is an actual medical condition which is caused by a deficiency in one or more areas of the tear film. There are multiple treatment options available, but can this be prevented?
The politics around reopening Alaska’s economy are getting contentious. But blame isn’t spread uniformly. And in Anchorage, a vocal contingent is faulting the mayor over policies that are largely in lockstep with the governors.
Residents in the area say there has been increased “drug use, excessive litter, violence and neighborhood vandalism," as well as inadequate measures to curb coronavirus spread.
The move represents a shift in the city's plan to go from a "hunkering down" phase to an "easing" period on the road toward recovery.
A discrepancy between the state and local timelines for allowing previously shuttered businesses to begin opening up is creating some confusion.
A medical group in Anchorage wants to make sure it has surge capacity if there are shortages in essential equipment like masks. So they built a large, anti-viral sauna in a trailer.
The document is not a timetable, but a series of public health conditions officials say they need to see in order to ease current restrictions.
During a press conference in Anchorage, mental health professionals offered advice for families on how to mitigate distress and long-term problems created by the unique social situation.
The move allows the administration to keep using special powers to more swiftly respond to the coronavirus, but does not mean that all of the current “hunker down” orders will remain in place that long.
A month into closures, gyms and fitness facilities are getting creative try retain clients. But many worry their businesses will shrink and remain hobbled into the foreseeable future.
Anchorage might not begin relaxing its emergency orders until May. And in the meantime, it may task municipal workers with assisting their state counterparts processing the deluge of unemployment and small business claims pouring...
A majority of incumbents appear to have kept their seats, with a tax on alcohol voted down last year on track to pass.
Incident Commander Bill Falsey spoke at a weekly briefing from the city’s Emergency Operation Center, saying that according to municipal and third-party figures, residents are complying with orders to hunker down.