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  • Alaska Pioneer Homes resume limited family visitation Jul 15, 2020
      July 14, 2020 – In March, the Alaska Pioneer Homes closed their facilities to all visitors, including family members, in order to protect residents from the spread of COVID-19. This was a difficult decision to make as maintaining contact with loved ones is important to the emotional and mental health of our residents. However, it […]
  • Alaska COVID-19 Case Count Summary July 14th Jul 15, 2020
      DHSS today announced 54 new people with COVID-19 in Alaska. 40 are residents in nine communities: Anchorage (18), Wasilla (6), Fairbanks (5), Soldotna (5), Valdez-Cordova Census Area (2), Juneau (1), Palmer (1), Sterling (1) and Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area (1). This brings the total number of Alaska cases to 1,579. 14 new nonresidents were also […]
  • Stolen Trailer Detaches, Crashes into Private Driveway on Old Glenn Highway Jul 14, 2020
      Alaska State Troopers in the Mat-Su Valley received a report of a heavy equipment trailer coming loose as it was being towed on the Old Glenn Highway at 8:50 am on Tuesday morning. When AST responded to the scene and opened an investigation into the crash into private property, they determined that approximately $2,000 […]
  • Manokotak Suspect Jailed on Multiple Charges after Domestic Violence Incident in Village Jul 14, 2020
      AST says that a Manokotak man is behind bars after a domestic assault reported by a third party last week. Troopers responded to the village after receiving a report from a person there that reported a domestic assault attack. When they responded and opened an investigation, they found that in addition to the DV […]
  • Former AG Sessions, Trump-Backed Tuberville Compete in Alabama Primary Jul 14, 2020
      Voters in three U.S. states cast ballots Tuesday in primary elections to finalize the candidates who will compete in some of the closely watched races as Democrats and Republicans battle for control of the Senate in the November national election.  In a Republican runoff election in Alabama, voters are deciding between former U.S. Attorney General […]
  • US Executes 1st Federal Prisoner in 17 Years Jul 14, 2020
      The U.S. government has carried out its first execution in 17 years after the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in an early Tuesday decision to dismiss a lower court’s injunction on three executions scheduled for this week and another set for next month. Daniel Lewis Lee was put to death with a dose of the […]
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  • Smokejumpers Respond to Two New Fires in Interior Alaska Jul 14, 2020
      (Fairbanks, Alaska) – BLM Alaska Fire Service Smokejumpers responded to two fires in rural Alaska in the last few days, emphasizing dry conditions still exist in some areas despite the wet, cold weather present in other regions. The Richmond Fire (#338) burning 39 miles north of Bettles is suspected of being human-caused. It’s a reminder that […]
  • Alaska COVID-19 Case Count Summary, Monday, July 13 Jul 14, 2020
      DHSS today announced 71 new people with COVID-19 in Alaska. 60 are residents in 17 communities: Anchorage (28), Fairbanks (11), Wasilla (4), Chugiak (3), Eagle River (2), Bristol Bay and Lake & Peninsula boroughs (2), and one each in Bethel, Bethel Census Area, Girdwood, City of Kenai, Kodiak, NW Arctic Borough, Palmer, Seward, Soldotna […]
  • Trump Accused of Suppressing CDC Warning That Full School Reopenings Pose ‘Highest Risk’ of Covid-19 Spread Jul 14, 2020
      The leader of one of the largest teachers’ unions in the U.S. accused President Donald Trump over the weekend of “trying to bury” federal guidelines warning that fully reopening schools and universities in the fall poses a high risk of spreading Covid-19 and endangering the health of students, faculty, and parents. A 69-page packet (pdf) of […]

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