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    BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — An official at one Alaska village says residents have been humiliated and discriminated against after the regional health corporation announced two people who were in the village tested positive for COVID-19. Napaskiak Tribal Administrator Sharon Williams said village residents have been turned away from businesses in the nearby hub community of Bethel, even though they are adhering to proper COVID-19 protocols, KYUK in Bethel reported. The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. on June 25 said there was likely...
    The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Thursday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ FINANCIAL AID: Alaska Airlines has secured nearly $1.2 billion in private loans to further secure its financial stability. The debt financing will be funded on or around Thursday. The company will use 61 of its owned aircraft as collateral to back the debt....
    The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Thursday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ FINANCIAL AID: Alaska Airlines has secured nearly $1.2 billion in private loans to further secure its financial stability. The debt financing will be funded on or around Thursday. The company will use 61 of its owned aircraft as collateral to back the debt....
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage officials and trade groups have announced new suggested guidelines they hope bars and restaurants will adopt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Anchorage health officials said several entertainment and hospitality businesses in the municipality have been linked to recent COVID-19 cases, The Anchorage Daily News reported Wednesday. The suggestions were announced during a Wednesday briefing by Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz, Anchorage Health Department Director Natasha Pineda and trade group officials. They include closing earlier...
    By MARK THIESSEN, Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Downtown Anchorage street musician Cal Austermuhl had good reason to be singing the blues Wednesday, the same day the state of Alaska began distributing $992 checks that will be paid to nearly every resident. “Mine’s already spent,” he said of his share of the state’s oil wealth fund. “It goes to outstanding bills.” Austermuhl relies on performances at bars and markets and tips from summer tourists to supplement his income. But...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Downtown Anchorage street musician Cal Austermuhl had good reason to be singing the blues Wednesday, the same day the state of Alaska began distributing $992 checks that will be paid to nearly every resident. “Mine’s already spent,” he said of his share of the state’s oil wealth fund. “It goes to outstanding bills.” Austermuhl relies on performances at bars and markets and tips from summer tourists to supplement his income. But amid coronavirus concerns this year,...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Downtown Anchorage street musician Cal Austermuhl had good reason to be singing the blues Wednesday, the same day the state of Alaska began distributing $992 checks that will be paid to nearly every resident. “Mine’s already spent,” he said of his share of the state’s oil wealth fund. “It goes to outstanding bills.” Austermuhl relies on performances at bars and markets and tips from summer tourists to supplement his income. But amid coronavirus concerns this year,...
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — BP announced Wednesday it has closed part of its planned $5.6 billion sale of assets and operations in Alaska to Hilcorp, including the transfer of leases in the Prudhoe Bay oil field and Point Thomson gas field. William Lin, an executive vice president for BP, in a statement called this a “new era for Prudhoe Bay.” Jason Rebrook, president of Texas-based Hilcorp Energy Co., said that with the action, the company is “significantly growing and strengthening...
    Soccer fans may be accustomed to this. Airlines have been struggling with how to enforce face-mask regulations amid the coronavirus pandemic. Some passengers have refused to wear masks, which according to one airline, has caused tension and anxiety on its flights. In response, Alaska Airlines is taking a cue from soccer in order to solve the problem. Safety is our top priority! Starting in early July, our flight attendants will be empowered to issue a warning to any guest who flagrantly...
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A former Walmart Inc. store that has been vacant since 2016 is for sale in Alaska at a significantly reduced price. The asking price for the building in Juneau is $6 million, about $2.3 million below the value placed on the property by the city assessor’s office, KTOO-FM reported Monday. The assessors office values the building in the Lemon Creek area at $8,262,800. City and state records identify the owner through a limited liability corporation as...
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Electric Light and Power customers are expected to experience lower electric bills as a result of surplus energy and a rainy June. The company’s cost of power adjustment is scheduled to lower the current rate beginning Wednesday, The Juneau Empire reported. Wet weather raised low reservoirs back to normal levels, while a decrease in the number of cruise ships using Juneau’s harbor will not cause an increase in price for customers in the city, said...
    Alaska Airlines announced that its flight attendants will issue a “yellow card” to any passenger who refuses to wear a mask. The card is a “final notice to comply with the policy.” After that, the passenger might be barred from Alaska’s flights, said a statement on the airline’s website. As of Tuesday, all Alaska passengers will be asked at check-in to confirm they will wear a face covering while on board. Exceptions include children under 2; those who can’t...
    SEATTLE (AP) — Alaska Airlines says its flight attendants can issue warnings to passengers who refuse to wear a mask which could lead to them being banned from future flights. Starting in early July, the airline will hand yellow cards to noncompliant passengers, advising them that it is their “final notice” and that a written report about them will be made, The Seattle Times reported. If a passenger continues to refuse, it will be noted in the report and a...
    Three family members on a recreational boat were injured, one seriously, after it collided with a humpback whale, authorities said. CBS affiliate KTVA reported the collision happened Saturday just outside Auke Bay, north of Juneau, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries said in a statement. The Coast Guard relayed information to NOAA that the boat immediately returned to shore, where some family members were transported to Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau. Hospital spokeswoman Katie Bausler said three people were taken...
    THEY may be cute and cuddly, but the humble beaver is dragging Earth deeper into the climate crisis, according to research. The furry critters have invaded the Arctic, and their dams are contributing to the rapid loss of permafrost in the region, a study found. 4The Arctics beaver population is booming due to global warmingCredit: Getty - Contributor Experts fear that greenhouse gases trapped in the ice are being released as it melts, adding to those pumped into the atmosphere...
    THEY may be cute and cuddly, but the humble beaver is dragging Earth deeper into the climate crisis, according to research. The furry critters have invaded the Arctic, and their dams are contributing to the rapid loss of permafrost in the region, a study found. 4The Arctics beaver population is booming due to global warmingCredit: Getty - Contributor Experts fear that greenhouse gases trapped in the ice are being released as it melts, adding to those pumped into the atmosphere...
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska reported its largest one-day increase in coronavirus cases among residents Tuesday, with 36. The state has reported 940 total cases among residents and 195 among nonresidents. The states virus website had the number at 194 but the state health department said that didnt include a case from Monday. The state has reported 14 deaths. Many of new resident cases were in Anchorage, which on Monday began ordering use of masks in certain indoor public settings....
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A minor earthquake was felt throughout Alaska’s Cook Inlet region Tuesday, and officials said it was an aftershock of a more powerful earthquake that struck the Anchorage area 19 months ago. The Alaska Earthquake Center said the magnitude 3.6 earthquake struck shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday. It was centered 4 miles (6 kilometers) southwest of Anchorage and was recorded at a depth of about 26 miles (42 kilometers). The center said the earthquake was felt in...
    (CNN)A family of four sustained several injuries after they collided with a humpback whale off the coast of Juneau, Alaska. The family was in a 22-foot aluminum skiff just off the shore going 20 to 25 miles per hour when a humpback whale surfaced in front of the moving boat on Saturday, Assistant Chief Travis Mead, of the Capital City Fire Rescue, told CNN. The driver tried to turn to avoid the animal, but the whale turned as well causing...
    More than 30 states are still not meeting testing targets needed to control the novel coronavirus, new data reveals. Researchers found that just 18 states are meeting minimum targets for mitigating COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, and just four are doing enough to suppress it.  All have performed enough coronavirus testing per 100,000 residents and are getting less than 10 percent positive results back. Since early May, daily testing has doubled across the nation from about 250,000 tests...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A company wants to use an advanced balloon to fly customers from Earths surface in Alaska to the highest reaches of the planets atmosphere.Florida-based startup firm Space Perspective plans to use the Pacific Spaceport Complex in Kodiak to serve as one of the launch sites for the vehicle, called the Spaceship Neptune, The Anchorage Daily News reported Sunday.The balloon rides will be manned by a flight crew taking eight passengers in a pressurized capsule suspended beneath a...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A company wants to use an advanced balloon to fly customers from Earths surface in Alaska to the highest reaches of the planets atmosphere.Florida-based startup firm Space Perspective plans to use the Pacific Spaceport Complex in Kodiak to serve as one of the launch sites for the vehicle, called the Spaceship Neptune, The Anchorage Daily News reported Sunday.The balloon rides will be manned by a flight crew taking eight passengers in a pressurized capsule suspended beneath a...
    An Alaska man allegedly broke into a local firehouse, stole a truck, then drove with the sirens on for about 15 miles until reaching a bar in a neighboring town, a report said Monday. The suspect, Dawson Cody Porter, was arrested after the joyride on Saturday in front of Fisherman’s Bar in the town of Naknek, a local Fox affiliate reported. Porter allegedly used a piece of wood to bust through a window of the King Salmon Fire Station in Eagle...
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A proposed project in Alaska’s capital city would use federal coronavirus funds to help restaurants feed residents experiencing homelessness or food insecurity. The Juneau Cares Act program administered by the United Way of Southeast Alaska would pay up to $1 million to restaurants to prepare and serve food to some of the citys most vulnerable residents, The Juneau Empire reported Sunday. The program is designed to accommodate between 175 and 300 people per meal, with operating...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A company wants to use an advanced balloon to fly customers from Earth’s surface in Alaska to the highest reaches of the planet’s atmosphere. Florida-based startup firm Space Perspective plans to use the Pacific Spaceport Complex in Kodiak to serve as one of the launch sites for the vehicle, called the Spaceship Neptune, The Anchorage Daily News reported Sunday. The balloon rides will be manned by a flight crew taking eight passengers in a pressurized capsule...