Researchers found that right after the third shot of the Pfizer vaccine, protection against a symptomatic infection is pretty good. Two weeks after the shot, the booster cuts the risk by about 70%.
Alaska’s seafood industry is still struggling with problems brought on and exacerbated by COVID-19, like supply chain issues and mitigation costs.
Alaska’s congressional delegation announced on Jan. 19 that the Port of Nome will receive a quarter of a billion dollars for future construction.
Wasilla GOP Rep. Christopher Kurka, who’s running for governor as a conservative alternative to Dunleavy, this week launched a “Fire Anne Zink” petition, saying he’s committed to removing her “on Day 1 of my administration.”
Libby Bakalar said she doesn’t know what kind of damages she’ll seek, but she doesn’t want her old job back.
City staff are proposing an amendment to Juneau’s existing Long Range Waterfront Plan that kills a marina concept and makes way for a new cruise ship dock.
The people who take care of and educate children under 5 years old – both parents and providers – are in a special kind of hell right now.
The borough manager says the team volunteered to keep working so that 911 calls would be answered locally instead of routing them to Fairbanks.
Safe drinking water is one of the most immediate needs. The volcanic ash and seawater have contaminated the island chain’s potable supply and the government there has advised people to drink only bottled water.
Prosecutors sought to establish this week if any University of Alaska Fairbanks students who were up late on a Sunday night in 1993, before final exams, saw anything suspicious on the second floor of the Bartlett Hall dorm.
There’s about to be a new resource to educate locals, tour guides and visitors about the humpback whales of Southeast Alaska.
Alaska’s U.S. senators did not stray from the party line as Republicans on Wednesday defeated a major voting rights bill that was a top Democratic priority.
A lawyer who argued in favor of the law said the decision provided clarity for voters and candidates. Lawyer Ken Jacobus, who argued against the law, said he doesn’t think there’s any way to appeal it further.
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services on Wednesday reported an additional 63 resident COVID deaths. Two of them are from the new year, and the rest happened earlier in the pandemic.
The wiring was installed as part of a federally funded experimental safety program in Alaska that began in the late 1990s.
Seiners landed only 16,000 tons of herring last year, which was just under half of the harvest guideline.