According to the Alaska Department of Labor, the worst of the pandemic job loss is over for now. Economist Karinne Wiebold said Alaska is expected to add jobs in 2021, but slowly.
State officials say similar mass vaccination clinics are planned for Juneau, Fairbanks and the Mat-Su.
The state’s vaccine allocation committee departed from national recommendations, opting to vaccinate people over 65 before some essential workers. That means teachers under 65 will have to wait longer for vaccinations.
“[Families] didn’t go places. They aren’t going to movies to spend little bits. They aren’t spending as much at restaurants. They aren’t doing all these other things. But they can stay at home and build models and play with RC Cars and planes.”
Claims of voter fraud have been debunked. Over 60 legal challenges to the election outcome from the Trump campaign have failed. But central peninsula House representatives have made the same claims that drove the mob in D.C. — that the 2020 election was fraudulent.
Originally, the state told providers they could start vaccinating seniors later this month. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink attributed the change to confusion over eligibility and scheduling.
Scientists aren’t sure why the razor clam crash started about a decade ago. What they do know is that stocks aren’t rebounding.
The food was deemed no longer fit for retail, but the towing company helped salvage what they could for the soup kitchen.
Anchorage’s emergency order allowing businesses to reopen to at least 25% capacity takes effect Friday, Jan. 1.
The policies could be changed once the newly elected Legislature convenes Jan. 19.