By Wednesday, air quality monitors in Anchorage had not raised concern about fine particulate matter, though PM2.5 levels had worsened slightly over the past few days.
The new position is funded from $1.5 million set aside by the Justice Department to hire coordinators in 11 states.
Most of the dead birds have been murres or horned puffins, and residents say they’re finding far fewer murre eggs.
Residents say the air is better, indoors and out, and they have better access to subsistence activities.
In the Tongass National Forest, this comes at a time when sweeping management changes were already underway.
“We want to show people that we’re trying to be transparent. We’re not trying to hide anything. We’re just trying to do the best job we can and serve the community.”
Now that it’s clear that big cruise ships won’t be coming this year, cruise towns in southeast Alaska are thinking about next year.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy says anyone who wants to visit the state will have to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test
For parents who are uncomfortable physically sending their kids back but don’t want to lose their connection to their neighborhood school, there will be a distance learning option through neighborhood schools.
Bethany Marcum of Anchorage and E. Budd Simpson of Juneau are the first members appointed to the board, which rewrites boundaries based on federal census results.
Shelters have taken extra precautions against the spread of COVID-19 and say they have sufficient access to sanitation, protective equipment and testing.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough’s positivity rate — over 15% in some three-day periods — could show that not enough testing is being done.
The Great Bear Foundation has teamed up with the Haines Library to fight food conditioning among local bears.
Recovery forecasts are constrained by big unknowns, such as levels of federal aid and the course of the pandemic.
Eight candidates are running for three Juneau Assembly seats and three are running for two school board positions.