A consultant framed geographic bubbles as a possibility. You take a map, draw a line and seal a section of town off from the rest of the community. To get in or out, workers would need to go through the same precautions as cruise ship passengers — testing, temperature checks and so on.
Scientists hope new air monitors in Southeast port communities will provide some hard data on air pollution from cruise ships.
In a Republican-leaning district that supported President Trump by 14 points, voters re-elected independent Rep. Dan Ortiz by a wide margin.
Board President Kim Hodne said that he hoped the move was the start of a lasting tradition. The vote was unanimous.
Metlakatla avoided the coronavirus for nearly eight months, but that streak ended Thursday.
The Trump administration’s decision could be reversed through a court challenge or an act of Congress. Alternatively, another presidential administration could revisit the rule — but that would require public comment, meetings and another multi-year process.
Local and state transportation crews are responding to landslides that are blocking roads on Prince of Wales Island.
The tribe says the state doesn’t have the right to require state fishing permits for tribal citizens in state waters.
Business owners and local officials say they’re worried that keeping guests in a bubble would squeeze out most of Southeast Alaska’s small tour companies, retailers and restaurants.
In its outlook for October, November and December, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center said Southeast has equal chances of temperatures and precipitation that are above, below and near normal.