Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced a mask mandate Friday for Anchorage that will apply to indoor, public spaces like restaurants, stores and public transit.
In Alaska, the names of settlers and explorers can be found everywhere: roads, cities, buildings and statues — all reminders of Alaska’s colonization and the impact it has had on the Indigenous population.
Mayor Ethan Berkowitz says he may require masks in indoor, public areas in Anchorage soon if the increase in COVID-19 cases continues. “That order is ready and could be implemented at any time,” Berkowitz said at Tuesday’s Anchorage Assembly meeting. “If the number of cases and the type of cases that we see continue over…
The commission examines public safety issues and advises the mayor and city assembly.
The race centers on incumbent David Eastman, who is so polarizing that some lawmakers say he played a big role in blocking his own party from forming a majority in his chamber last year.
Gov. Dunleavy’s administration announced changes to the plan last week that would expand the number of small businesses that could receive relief. And it is these changes that a Juneau man is seeking to block.
Alaska hasn’t mandated wearing face coverings in public, which means individual business owners have to decide whether or not to require masks in their buildings.
At 87 years old, Young is the nation’s oldest Congressman, and he’s at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Palmer’s police chief returned to work Monday after a nearly three-week suspension over Facebook posts he made calling the Black Lives Matter movement a “hate group.”
Lt. Gov. Meyer said the state is encouraging voters to request absentee ballots or to vote early to reduce the lines on election day.