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  • Alaska COVID-19 Case Count Summary: Sept. 22, 2020 Sep 23, 2020
      DHSS today announced 50 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska. 46 are residents in 9 communities: Anchorage (31), Northwest Arctic Borough (4), Fairbanks (3), Wasilla (3), and one each in Aleutians West Census Area, Eagle River, Kodiak, Kotzebue, and Palmer.  Four new nonresident cases were reported in Anchorage with one case related to […]
  • Earthquakes and Insects on Alaska Road Trips Sep 22, 2020
      A few nights ago, stretched in a tent on the blue-gray gravel of the Lowe River floodplain, I woke to a series of sharp jolts. It felt like the earth was a giant halibut, and I was the fishing pole. Earthquake! The ratcheting westward lasted only a few seconds, but I felt the helplessness […]
  • ‘Another Alarm Bell in the Climate Emergency’ as Arctic Sea Ice Shrinks to Second Lowest Extent on Record Sep 22, 2020
      “We are headed towards a seasonally ice-free Arctic Ocean, and this year is another nail in the coffin.” Arctic sea ice shrank to the second-lowest extent since records began over four decades ago, federal scientists said Monday, prompting renewed warnings about the climate crisis. The minimum ice cover for 2020 was likely reached on […]
  • In Secretly-Recorded ‘Pebble Tapes,’ Mining Execs Reveal True Scope of 200-Year Project Planned for One of Earth’s ‘Most Pristine Ecosystems’ Sep 22, 2020
      “The Pebble Tapes reveal what we suspected,” said the Audubon Society of Alaska. “This is not a small, short-term project.” Tapes secretly recorded by the Environmental Investigation Agency reveal that two large mining companies in Alaska have far more expansive plans for a mine near the Bristol Bay fishery than they have publicly acknowledged in […]
  • Congressman Don Young Helps the House Pass Historic Legislation Creating the National Suicide Hotline Sep 22, 2020
      Washington, D.C. – Monday, during National Suicide Awareness Month, Alaska Congressman Don Young helped the House of Representatives pass S. 2661, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act. This landmark legislation requires the Federal Communications Commission to designate 9–8–8 as the universal telephone number for a national suicide prevention hotline. Congressman Young has been a […]
  • Bristol Bay Tribes Shocked at Depth of Pebble’s Deception, Efforts to Rig the Process Sep 22, 2020
      DILLINGHAM, AK – The latest news of Pebble’s efforts to get a favorable permit decision confirm what Bristol Bay Tribes and residents have long suspected: the Pebble Limited Partnership has engaged for years in a smoke and mirrors campaign to fool Alaskans and the American people about its project, and it’s time for Alaska’s […]
  • September 22nd, 1898 Sep 22, 2020
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  • Anchorage Woman Jailed on Felony Assault after Parks Highway Road Rage Incident Sep 21, 2020
      Fairbanks-based troopers revealed that a 31-year-old Anchorage woman has been jailed with no bail pending arraignment after a road rage incident on the Parks Highway on Sunday evening. After receiving a report that a woman, later identified as 31-year-old Angelina Samana, cut off a small bus with eight aboard, then got out and pointed […]
  • Five-Year-Old Boy Dies in Hospital after being Pinned under Vehicle in Old Glenn Highway Accident Sep 21, 2020
      Alaska State Troopers report that the child pinned under the vehicle in the single-vehicle accident on the Old Glenn Highway on Saturday evening succumbed to his injuries on Sunday evening. At 6:45 pm on Saturday evening troopers responded to the Old Glenn Highway at Smith Road after receiving a report of an accident involving […]
  • Trump Considering Five for Supreme Court Vacancy Sep 21, 2020
      WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday he has narrowed his list of possible Supreme Court nominees down to five people and expects to announce his choice to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Friday or Saturday. Trump has said he will name a woman and identified three of his choices […]

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