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Mat-Su schools impose mask mandate at indoor sports events

ANCHORAGE (AP) - School officials in Alaska’s second-largest municipality implemented a new policy requiring masks at sporting events last week in response to coronavirus outbreaks at a half-dozen Matanuska-Susitna Borough district schools. Three l...


Skagway mayor says 'we can't cry in our pillow'

Without diplomatic intervention, large cruise ships aren’t coming to Alaska this year. Canada closed its waters to foreign ships with more than 250 passengers. That means Alaska’s big-ship cruise season for 2021 is effectively cancelled....


Pilot program focuses on missing Natives in rural Alaska

ANCHORAGE (AP) - Three rural Alaska communities have launched a pilot program intended to create more culturally sensitive protocols on how government and law enforcement should respond to cases with missing or slain Alaska Natives. The Curyung...


Skier wounded in bear attack released from hospital

ANCHORAGE (AP) - An Alaska skier who was injured by a bear when his group accidently disturbed the animal’s den was released from a Juneau hospital. The Chilkat Valley News reported 40-year-old Bart Pieciul was released Feb. 9 after sustaining...


Interior cancels order that restricted land purchases

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - U.S. Interior Department officials on Feb. 11 canceled a Trump administration directive that gave local and state officials power to block purchases of land and water for conservation. Acting Interior Secretary Scott de la...


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