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UPDATE: Disappearance of Florence Okpealuk

UPDATE: Disappearance of Florence Okpealuk

  NOME, Alaska – Chief of Police Michael Heintzelman and Deputy Chief of Police Robert Pruckner announced an update Tuesday in the Nome Police Department’s investigation into the disappearance of Florence Okpealuk. To date, the following law enforcement actions, investigative activities, and search efforts have taken place since…

Alaska COVID-19 Case Count Summary: Sept. 22, 2020

Alaska COVID-19 Case Count Summary: Sept. 22, 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 Secretly-Recorded ‘Pebble Tapes,’ Mining Execs Reveal True Scope of 200-Year Project Planned for One of Earth’s ‘Most Pristine Ecosystems’

In Secretly-Recorded ‘Pebble Tapes,’ Mining Execs Reveal True Scope of 200-Year Project Planned for One of Earth’s ‘Most Pristine Ecosystems’

  “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…

Congressman Don Young Helps the House Pass Historic Legislation Creating the National Suicide Hotline

Congressman Don Young Helps the House Pass Historic Legislation Creating the National Suicide Hotline

  Washington, D.C. – Monday, during National Suicide Awareness Month, Alaska Congressman Don Young helped the House of…

Alaska COVID-19 Case Count Summary: Sept. 19, 2020

Alaska COVID-19 Case Count Summary: Sept. 19, 2020

  DHSS today announced 88 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska. 86 are residents in 13 communities:…

August Jobs Down 10.5 Percent from Last August

August Jobs Down 10.5 Percent from Last August

  JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska’s August job count was down 10.5 percent from last August, a loss of…

The Iditarod Committed to Running 2021 Race

The Iditarod Committed to Running 2021 Race

  Enlists infectious disease epidemiologist to advise on 2021 race planning WASILLA, Alaska – For its 49th running in March…

Alaska Minimum Wage will increase in 2021

Alaska Minimum Wage will increase in 2021

  JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska minimum wage will increase from $10.19 to $10.34 effective Jan. 1, 2021.…

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