Bronson said that the municipality, which has more than 100 employees, would not follow the president’s mandate.
Alaska ranked among the top five states in the U.S. for the rate of positive cases per 100,000 people and the increase in hospitalizations over the last two weeks, according to the New York Times.
The issue could lead to the state spending from funds that most lawmakers want to protect for the future. Or it could go without paying some of its bills — but the Legislature would have to agree to a change for it to be legal.
Hospitalizations have roughly doubled since state hospital officials sounded the alarm about a month ago.
Etheldra Davis moved to Anchorage in 1959 from Los Angeles and was the first Black teacher hired on contract with the Anchorage School District.
More than 20% of patients in Alaska hospitals have the virus, according to state data.
Alaska businesses have struggled for months to hire new employees — and it’s unclear when it will ease.
The House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday aimed at funding permanent fund dividends at $1,100. But the final amount isn’t clear.
Kenai homeowners have taken their own approaches — or no approach at all — to bluff erosion.
One bill would expand the use of telehealth care, while another would allow Alaska to join a compact with other states to make it easier for nurses to be licensed in Alaska. Hospital leaders told lawmakers that it’s most important that the state act quickly, no matter the method.