The increase comes a month after the CDC lifted its 7-month ban on cruise ship travel and released its plan for the industry to resume safely.
A consultant framed geographic bubbles as a possibility. You take a map, draw a line and seal a section of town off from the rest of the community. To get in or out, workers would need to go through the same precautions as cruise ship passengers — testing, temperature checks and so on.
Liz Snyder of Anchorage is the only Democrat, as well as the only woman of 13 new legislators.
The earthquake’s epicenter was around 15 miles deep and occurred on the Queen Charlotte Fault.
Chohla Moll won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching this year. It’s one of the most prestigious awards a science teacher in the United States can get.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is forecasting a harvest of 28 million pinks in the region next summer. This year’s catch wound up at 8.1 million pinks, roughly the same harvest as two years ago.
In an order issued Wednesday, Judge Sharon L. Gleason wrote that federal officials had taken both conservation and public safety concerns into account when it approved Kake’s out-of-season hunt. She also noted that when federal officials reached out to state wildlife managers, they didn’t respond.
Not only were fishermen catching fewer fish, in many cases they were getting paid less for them. Processors faced steep bills for implementing COVID mitigation strategies, and the value of sockeye was the lowest it’s been in more than 10 years.
Scientists hope new air monitors in Southeast port communities will provide some hard data on air pollution from cruise ships.
Alaska Marine Lines, a subsidiary of global shipping giant Lynden, posted a notice to customers Tuesday saying prices would rise 5% on all its routes including Southeast Alaska, the Aleutian Islands and Prince William Sound.