At the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, the installation commander has declared a public health emergency due to an elevated risk on the base for “sustained community transmission.”
According to a media release, the airman recently traveled overseas and is now self-quarantining at home.
The U.S. Navy launched submersibles that ran back and forth across Juneau’s downtown harbor, making maps and looking for objects that were unusual or out of place.
Sailors will be simulating the search and disposal of underwater explosives, or mines.
The Chatham School District superintendent says that USDA foods bound for a school in Angoon were stuck in a Juneau warehouse for weeks. The school reached out to the Coast Guard last month requesting they deliver those goods, but that request was denied.
An Alaska state representative wants the federal government to name one of its new polar icebreakers the Polar Bear, in a nod to a historic American vessel.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski told reporters she’s concerned about President Donald Trump directing money from military procurement and the National Guard to build the wall along the border with Mexico.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski was one of eight Republicans who crossed the aisle to pass a resolution that restricts President Donald Trump’s ability to attack Iran. Sen. Dan Sullivan voted against the resolution.
Mike Sfraga, director of the Polar Institute at the Washington, D.C.-based think tank the Wilson Center, says climate change is making the Arctic Ocean more accessible.
“It’s like robbing a church,” says Juneau resident Donna Hurley. “These guys are veterans. They fought for us. I mean, we lived the life we live because of them.”