Earlier this week officials from seven hospitals across the state this week and all expressed concern about the state’s health care system’s ability to handle the skyrocketing number of COVID-19 cases.
In this newscast: Dunleavy issues emergency alert to Alaskans’ cellphones; school district divided about start of in-person classes; Rep. Andi Story wins second term; UAS interim chancellor is now permanent
In this newscast: election updates; another day of multiple COVID-19 deaths; Juneau’s hospital sees a surge in children experiencing mental health crises; Pebble opponents underwhelmed by Murkowski’s latest bill; the bears are still up
In this newscast: Alaska’s COVID-19 case counts could be 25 – 50% higher than what the state is reporting; Eaglecrest’s ambition reopening plan; warming rivers and melting sea ice and warming; ballot counting resumes tonight in Alaska
In this newscast: Gov. Dunleavy is standing by Trump; Alaska LNG is back; an Inupiaq dancer featured in Biden campaign victory video
In this newscast: Native communities respond to CNN labeling Indigenous voters as “Something Else”; Juneau gets its own COVID-19 testing machine; Metlakatla is on lockdown with its first confirmed cases of COVID-19; the Juneau Assembly has three more programs teed up to spend the last of its CARES Act money
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Results have been taking four to five days on average to get back from the state lab. Results from the new lab are expected to take two to four days.
In this newscast: a record number of COVID-19 deaths in Alaska, a big airport grant for Juneau, jury trials resume, the ‘Into the Wild’ bus finds a new home, and more.