Anchorage’s new mayor inherits high COVID-19 case counts, uncertainty around schools and businesses, and residents who are more politically divided than ever.
Superintendent Deena Bishop worries that, as online school continues, “the gap is just widening between the haves and the have nots.”
Davis was the first Black woman to be elected to Alaska’s state House of Representatives, and the first Black Alaskan elected to the state Senate. She also served three terms on the Anchorage School Board.
Pruitt, who’s served in the Legislature for a decade, faces a rematch against Democrat Liz Snyder, who came within 200 votes of beating him two years ago.
Some teachers and parents said Tuesday that they don’t trust the district’s plan, and they think it’s impossible to keep students spread far enough apart in classrooms to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Both the Mat-Su and Kenai regions are among the areas in Alaska under the state’s “red alert” level based on their rates of coronavirus cases.
State seismologist warns against a “false sense of security.”
The data shows that it’s common for a fraction of a fraction of 1% of voters to vote twice in elections. Which still raises questions.
Marvin Abbott camped out at the Anchorage hospital for more than a month to protest its COVID-19 policies, which restrict patient visits as a safety precaution.
The manager of the city’s public health division said there’s not one specific industry or outbreak driving the spread of the virus.