Duane Fields, 48, is the only person known to have been criminally prosecuted in the state for violating coronavirus quarantine rules.
Alaska health officials acknowledge that the testing system had issues in the beginning that led to some delays and confusion. But they say fixes are underway, and the process should be smoother and faster now.
Some business owners and advocates said the changes don’t go far enough, and that the Legislature should reconvene to pass a bill allowing more businesses to be eligible.
The theme highlights “the challenges and opportunities the Native community and all Alaskans face, including responding to and recovering from the pandemic and resulting economic downturn.”
Both Anchorage’s fire and police departments have been sued for racial discrimination.
What do the data show about police shootings and use of force in Alaska, and how often it’s used on black and Alaska Native people? What policies govern use of force by the police? What do we know about how officers are disciplined for violating those policies? And does the ethnic makeup of Alaska law enforcement agencies mirror the communities they police?
A decision is expected as early as 2021 and would bring 1,400 military and civilian personnel to Anchorage.
So far Dunleavy hasn’t changed his mind. He said he would wear a mask if he’s with seniors or people with underlying health conditions, but won’t speak through a mask if invited to speak to a get-together.
This marks Clarkson’s second high-profile Supreme Court defeat in the space of one month, after he also lost an effort to block the campaign to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy.
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen says he’s withdrawing his name from consideration for President of the University of Wisconsin.