In this newscast: The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida fireworks sale was a big hit from day one; Homeless service providers say there hasn’t been a drop in demand for services from people experiencing homelessness this year; As national dialogues on race continue to evolve, the Juneau school district is grappling with how to best address race and equity in the classroom; Alaska recorded fifty new coronavirus cases from Wednesday, but no new deaths or hospitalizations; Anchorage officials and trade groups have released new suggested guidelines they hope bars and restaurants will adopt to spread the slow of the virus.
As national dialogues on race continue to evolve, the Juneau school district is grappling with how to best address race and equity in the classroom.
In this newscast: State public health experts gathered Wednesday to discuss the latest science and the medical response to COVID-19; Neiman Marcus is one of the clothing retailers that’s seen a decline in sales because of the coronavirus; Federal wildlife officials are asking the public to be on the lookout for an entangled humpback whale reported near Sitka; June was the second-wettest June ever recorded with 7.3 inches of rain; AEL&P customers are expected to experience lower electric bills as a result of surplus energy and a rainy June.
In this newscast: Alaska has 400 active COVID-19 cases, another record high as numbers continue to climb; Juneau will not see a downtown fireworks show this Independence Day weekend after all; The city of Kotzebue recently lifted its mandatory COVID-19 closure order for churches; Nearly half of Thorne Bay’s city council is facing a recall election today; A company wants to use an advanced balloon to fly customers for Earth’s surface in Alaska to the highest reaches of planet’s atmosphere; A proposed project in Juneau would use federal coronavirus funds to help restaurants feed residents experiencing homelessness or food insecurity.
According to the plan, students will be physically in the classroom four days a week for half days.
In this newscast: The pandemic has put a damper on most of Juneau’s usual July Fourth festivities, but one resident is still hoping for a parade; A former big box store in Juneau that’s been vacant since 2016 is now for sale — about $2.3 million below what the city assessor’s office says it’s worth; Trump administration officials with the National Marine Fisheries Service are telling staff not to use the words COVID-19 or pandemic; A federal bankcruptcy judge has approved a plan for an auction to sell Alaska’s RavnAir Group in whole or in part; The mayor of Anchorage has asked the Native Village of Eklutna to determine what happens to a statue of a British explorer following calls for its removal.
In this newscast: Two more Alaskans with COVID-19 have died, according to state health officials; Various Alaska Native stakeholders speak on what the statues of Cook, Seward and Baranov mean to them; A Chilkat mask woven to document the coronavirus pandemic has been donated to Sealaska Heritage Institute in Juneau; To curb the spread of COVID-19, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has modified how moose hunters can acquire moose permits for the Northwest Arctic.
In this newscast: State health officials reported 44 new COVID-19 cases from Wednesday — the highest one-day increase in the state yet; The Market in Petersburg has moved online due to coronavirus concerns; What the public is saying about the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority board’s vote to put $500,000 into the controversial Ambler Road project; More than 18 million acres of a petroleum reserve in Alaska will be opened to oil and gas drilling under a plan released by federal officials today; Military officials say two Russian aircraft were intercepted after they came within 50 miles of Unimak Island along Alaska’s Aleutian chain.
In this newscast: Travelers entering Alaska by land or sea from out of state are required to complete COVID-19 testing procedures and travel declaration forms, state officials say; Many locals in Juneau are wondering what the COVID-19 protocols are for mega yachts; The national conversation around systemic racism and police violence against people of color has reached pretty much every corner of country, including Sitka; A man is suing the state over plans to distribute federal coronavirus relief aid; Alaska needs help putting a name to the face of the state’s newest celebrity moose.
In this newscast: Juneau will see fireworks this Fourth of July holiday; Experts at the University of Alaska Anchorage weigh in on how the pandemic is affecting the salmon market; What Governor Mike Dunleavy has to say about making southcentral Alaska the headquarters for the U.S. Space Command; Anyone entering a federal courthouse in Alaska must wear a mask or face covering or they will not be allowed inside; Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream announced on Friday that it will change the branding of the “Eskimo Pie” ice cream bar.