Congress has approved a new Native allotment filing period for veterans who served during the Vietnam War era
A decision is expected as early as 2021 and would bring 1,400 military and civilian personnel to Anchorage.
While Alaska’s rallies and protests have remained peaceful some Alaskans have reported instances of intimidation, backlash, or resistance. More demonstrations are planned for this weekend.
The Bristol Bay borough is the epicenter of fish processing during the short sockeye fishery, and its population grows exponentially as seafood workers and fishermen come to the region.
The Alaska National Guard is mobilizing to assist with the state’s coronavirus response, putting dozens of volunteer Guard members on active duty.
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.