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  • Fourteen New Cases of COVID-19 Detected in Five Alaska Communities Apr 1, 2020
      March 31, 2020 ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced 14 new cases of COVID-19 in five Alaska communities – Anchorage (2), Eagle River (2), Fairbanks (5), Juneau (4) and Kenai (1). This brings the total case count in Alaska to 133. Two of the new cases are […]
  • Northway Man Commits Suicide During Tok Stand-Off with SERT Apr 1, 2020
      Alaska State Troopers divulged that a Northway man committed suicide during a stand-off with the Fairbanks Northern SERT on Monday afternoon. According to the report, Tok-based troopers attempted to contact Northway man 37-year-old Timothy Thomas in that community at 4:28 pm on Monday. Thomas, who was a suspect in a felony DV assault involving […]
  • Arctic Village Man Spitting and Urinating in AST Vehicle Charged with Terroristic Threatening Apr 1, 2020
      Another man, this one in Fairbanks, has been charged with Terroristic Threatening amid the Coronavirus crises troopers reported on Wednesday morning. Troopers responded to the scene of a Fairbanks business at 7:52 pm on Tuesday after receiving a report of a man urinating on work vehicles at that location. When they arrived, they made […]
  • Most Coronavirus Deaths in US Projected to Occur in Next Few Weeks Apr 1, 2020
      WHITE HOUSE – The United States should be prepared to endure 100,000 to 240,000 deaths from the #COVID-19 coronavirus over the next two months even if Americans continue to keep their distance from each other.  The peak number of deaths will come over the next two to three weeks, according to the White House coronavirus task […]
  • US Government Revokes Mashpee Tribe’s Reservation Status Apr 1, 2020
      WASHINGTON – Four hundred years ago, the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe in Massachusetts allied with English settlers in Plymouth and helped them through their first year in America. Friday, the U.S. Interior Department (DOI) informed the Mashpee it will disestablish the tribe and remove its 129-hectare Cape Cod reservation from federal trust. Tribal chairman Cedric […]
  • April 1st, 1869 Apr 1, 2020
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  • Processors Plan for a Complicated Season Apr 1, 2020
      Seafood processors preparing for robust wild Alaska salmon fisheries, which begin in May, are taking special precautions to assure the safety of people and their harvest in a season where a novel coronavirus pandemic is making life complicated. Ocean Beauty Seafoods, for one, has advised its fleet they are taking some specific actions because […]
  • Anchorage Man Charged With Credit Union Robbery Mar 31, 2020
      Defendant Allegedly Stole Over $4,000 in Coins ANCHORAGE, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced today that Rhahemiah Niashee McNair, 37, of Anchorage, has been charged with credit union robbery, in connection with the March 28, 2020, robbery of Denali A Division of Nuvision Federal Credit Union branch located at 1118 Muldoon Road in […]
  • Congressman Don Young Invites Alaskans to Join Him in Thanking Dr. Anne Zink Mar 31, 2020
      Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Alaska Congressman Don Young launched a new website feature allowing Alaskans to send a note to Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink and her staff, thanking them for their hard work in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In the coming weeks, Congressman Young will compile the digital thank you notes […]
  • New UAA Report Recommends Suite of COVID-19 Measures to Avoid Overwhelming Alaska’s Health Care System Mar 31, 2020
      A team of public health researchers at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) delivered a report to state and municipal leaders that predicts the number of COVID-19-related hospitalizations in the Anchorage/Mat-Su area and Alaska will rise exponentially between March and September 2020. However, current and additional mitigation measures put in place March 28 are likely to […]

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South Korea’s Coronavirus Plan Is Working, Can the World Copy It?

South Korea’s Coronavirus Plan Is Working, Can the World Copy It?

  SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – It was Thursday morning, and my phone buzzed with a text message from South Korea’s emergency alert system, as it has hundreds of times during the coronavirus outbreak.   Someone in my Seoul neighborhood — a 35-year-old Polish male — had tested positive. Clicking a link…

Iran Reports 123 Coronavirus Deaths in 24 Hours, 20,000 Total Infections

Iran Reports 123 Coronavirus Deaths in 24 Hours, 20,000 Total Infections

  CAIRO – Iran’s health ministry said Saturday that 123 people had died of coronavirus during the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 1,556, with more than 20,000 people infected. The ministry stressed that the death toll for the day had dropped from 149 a…

World Health Organization Declares Coronavirus Outbreak a ‘Pandemic’

World Health Organization Declares Coronavirus Outbreak a ‘Pandemic’

  The World Health Organization determined Wednesday that the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak is now a pandemic and warned that the worst is yet to come. “WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity,…

WHO: 100 Countries Now Reporting Coronavirus Cases

WHO: 100 Countries Now Reporting Coronavirus Cases

  WASHINGTON – The World Health Organization said Sunday that 100 countries are now reporting coronavirus cases with…

Coronavirus Global Death Toll Tops 3,000

Coronavirus Global Death Toll Tops 3,000

  Dozens of countries are working to contain a coronavirus outbreak as the global death toll as surpassed…

US Soldier Tests Positive for Coronavirus in South Korea

US Soldier Tests Positive for Coronavirus in South Korea

  SEOUL – U.S. military officials in South Korea Wednesday confirmed the first infection of a U.S. service…

Vietnam, US Cooperate on Arrest in Child Sex Case

Vietnam, US Cooperate on Arrest in Child Sex Case

  Vietnam and the U.S. have announced that cooperation on cross-border crime has led to a U.S. grand…

South Korea Reports First Coronavirus Death

South Korea Reports First Coronavirus Death

  SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – South Korea confirmed its first death from the new coronavirus, local media reported…

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