Fentanyl was involved in nearly three-quarter of the opioid deaths, many of which also involved mixtures with methamphetamine or heroin.
Like other diseases caused by Orthopoxvirus strains, Alaskapox is found in small mammals, animal populations that can get overlooked.
State officials say the reorganization will result in two departments that should be more wieldy.
Beginning in July, there will be a Department of Health that would continue to do most of the work of the current department, like overseeing the Medicaid program, and a Department of Family and Community Services, to oversee foster care, juvenile justice, Alaska Pioneer Homes and the Alaska Psychiatric Institute.
Alaskans have been affected by cyberattacks in various ways, whether it’s leaked private information from the Permanent Fund dividend program or the shutdown of online court or health department services.