At a time when monuments of colonizers and enslavers are being debated and removed across the country, a mural is going up this July 4th in the birth place and on the birthday of a Native civil rights leader. The new mural in the Southeast Alaska community of Petersburg celebrates Elizabeth Peratrovich, her legacy as…
Alaska’s childcare providers initially requested a total of $9 million. But the office was only allocated $6.4 million in federal CARES Act funds, an amount the state discovered after announcing a plan for monthly payments to providers.
More than 100 people protested Friday outside a Ketchikan flower shop that reportedly refused to sell flowers for a same-sex wedding.
While a few positive tests have been recorded in rural Alaska, infections have been mostly concentrated in more urban parts of the state.
The state has set up a task force to look into how to reintegrate visits to nursing homes. But a timeline is still unknown.
The risk survey also reported an increase in mental health distress among high school students. One in five (19%) of students surveyed reported having attempted suicide at least once.
The grant program would pay child care providers with CARES Act money through the end of the calendar year.
Kaylee King doesn’t have internet. She’s limited to calling teachers by phone and asking questions. The former excellent student is working hard just to keep up.
Many couples are still making it work: rushing to the courthouse for last-minute paperwork, trying on wedding dresses by Zoom and moving their first dance from ballrooms to living rooms.
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in business closures, remote schooling, and many people are working from home. And, in Anchorage, it has led to a shortage of available child care.