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Alaska News March 30, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Frontiers: Delivering hope during coronavirus crisis; WATCH: Mayor Berkowitz gives update on Anchorage response to COVID-19 pandemic and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Alaska cannabis industry following strict health safety measures to remain open through COVID-19 pandemic; COVID-19: Alaskans have questions. We have answers. And more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Resident of 90-bed Fairbanks center for seniors and rehab tests positive for COVID-19 and more ->

 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Cluster of COVID-19 cases associated with Fairbanks medical building and more ->

 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Nikiski hardware store gets a birdhouse-craze going in a time of social distancing and more ->

 
 
 
 
By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: The Underwater Phenomenon In Alaska That Will Completely Mesmerize You

 
 
 
 

Craig Medred: White spring

Alaska News March 29, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: ‘I saved my life’: Jury deliberating after Anthony Pisano testified during his triple murder trial; No. 6 figures: Zirkle wins Iditarod honor for dog care again; ASD and Alaska Public Media join forces to help students learn and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Family of Anchorage woman who died from COVID-19 remember an adventurous, ‘beautiful soul’; Alaska Legislature passes a budget with $1,000 PFD; Anchorage department stores change item return policies during COVID-19 pandemic and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media: Body of missing Ketchikan five-year-old found; Coronavirus fears fuel assault on Bering Sea fishing boat, federal prosecutors charge and more ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Community-Wide Effort To Sew Masks Starts with YKHC Dental Assistants; Slideshow: Bethel Pulls Together As COVID-19 Closes In and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Legislature Approves Operating & Capital Budgets, COVID-19 Emergency Funding and more ->

 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Interior families having some social distancing fun and more ->

Alaska News March 27 & 28, 2020

KTUU The Voice of Alaska: pers search for missing 5-year-old in Ketchikan; 1 hiker escapes without injuries after being partially buried in Bird Ridge avalanche; Front Porch Project raises money for animal charities and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Seward fisherman hopes to fill freezers for the needy this summer; Coronavirus patient recovering in Ketchikan and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: For SNAP and WIC recipients, buying groceries during a pandemic is complicated; Hair stylists, barbers, tattooists among those with fewest options amid coronavirus closures and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: ‘We Crossed A Line Today’: Dunleavy Orders Statewide Shelter In Place, Limits Travel and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: The Secret Life of a Red Fox Family and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: GVEA makes changes in response to coronavirus; Alaska state permits will be required for burning, starting April 1; Noel Wien Library narrows public interaction to Bookmobile outside building and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Amidst public criticism, AIDEA moves $35 million to Ambler Road project, citing coronavirus and more ->
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Mayor Ethan tells criminals to abstain from crime and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Good bad-news
 
 
Craig Medred: Iditarod future

Alaska News March 26, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Trump extends Real ID deadline to October 2021 amid coronavirus outbreak; North Pole Middle School is Samsung Solve for Tomorrow national finalist; Alaska SeaLife Center closed for coronavirus safety, offering virtual visits and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTUU: Matanuska-Susitna Borough holds COVID-19 briefing, saying graduations will be online; Youtube is reducing video quality worldwide. And more ->

 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media: This Juneau distillery is making hand sanitizer for organizations in need; How well does hunkering down work? Time will tell and more ->

 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Homes In Y-K Delta That Were Unable To Pay For Running Water Will Be Reconnected; How Y-K Delta Villages Will Enforce Travel Restrictions and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Citizen Helps Troopers Capture Two Burglars in Sterling Wednesday; Kodiak-Based Troopers ask Boat/Vehicle Owners Parked at Mill Bay Storage to Check for Theft/Damage and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska lawmakers pass bill lowering Pioneer Home rates; Heavy snow in Fairbanks could potentially damage roofs engineer says; Permanent Fund Dividend offices close to public contact as filing deadline approaches and more ->

 
 
 
 
Congressman Don Young
Dear Alaskans,

COVID-19’s impact is very real, growing and causing all of us to adjust our daily habits as the situation changes. Weeks ago, I did not fully grasp the severity of this crisis, but clearly, we are in the midst of an urgent public health emergency. I wanted to take a moment to discuss the COVID-19 and to encourage all Alaskans to continue following CDC guidelines and local ordinances to keep our communities safe. Don’t forget to visit my Coronavirus Resource Center for up-to-date COVID-19 communications from the CDC, and as always, don’t hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns.

Please watch my special message below, and stay safe Alaska!

 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Nocebo COVID-O

By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Walk Through A Sea Of Peonies This Summer At Alaska Blooms Peony Farm

Alaska News March 25, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Davidson named 1st woman president of Alaska Pacific University; 25 Years of the BP Teachers of Excellence program in Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Virtual visits increase in Alaska amid Covid-19 pandemic; Assembly passes ordinance outlining power given to mayor during public health crisis and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Alaska leaders have taken drastic measures to slow the coronavirus. The ‘$1M question’ is whether they’re enough. And more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel City Council Passes First Emergency Ordinance, Will Consider Another, Stronger Ordinance; Calista Spring Dividends Arriving and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: House of Representatives Passes Bill Requiring Faster Processing of Rape Kits; Two Women Jailed Following Collision and Rollover on the New Seward Highway Sunday and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks business making free hand sanitizer during shortage; ocal shelter continues providing services to at-risk youth in Fairbanks; Senator Sullivan applauds Trump administration delay of REAL ID deadline and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Pack up and go: Boarding school seniors finish amidst uncertainty and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: An economic plague
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Story of Alaska: The worst of times brings out our best and more ->

Alaska News March 24, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: For people coming into Alaska, breaking mandatory quarantine will mean jail or $25K fine and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: State mandates 14-day quarantine period for people entering Alaska, 4 new COVID-19 cases confirmed and more ->
 
 
 
 
Jacob Resneck, CoastAlaska, KTOO Public Media: Physicians object to Juneau’s coronavirus quarantine exemptions and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel Can’t Restrict Travel Or Issue Stay-At-Home Mandate Because It’s A Second Class City and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Quinhagak Teen Arrested in Murder/Sexual Assault Case Involving 10-Year-Old and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Shady Grove Oliver, The Arctic Sounder: Inupiat artists share their work for people at home during self-quarantine and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Courtney, only in Your State Alaska: 21 Reasons Why Alaska Has The World’s Greatest Outdoor Classroom
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Living in fear

Alaska News March 23, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Wasilla church offers drive-through prayer service amid concerns over COVID-19; JBER volunteers step up to help feed kids in need; Salvation Army ready to help the community during COVID-19 crisis and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTUU: Mat-Su Borough launches map tracking closures and changes to service for businesses; Kaci Murringer the final Iditarod finisher to cross finish line, wins Red Lantern award and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: City officials mandate many travelers to Juneau quarantine themselves for 14 days and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: **COVID-19 HEALTH MANDATE**; Wasilla Man Caught Stealing Two Trucks, Trailer and Heavy Equipment and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Ten new cases of COVID-19 detected in three Alaska communities and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Head To The Alaska Zoo To Walk On Outdoor Trails And View Animals Right Now
 
 
 
 

Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: KTOO staff leaves Capitol, robot cameras to fill in; Fairbanks docs plead with governor: Shelter in place the entire state and more ->

Alaska News March 22, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Financial help available to small businesses feeling the COVID-19 pinch; Food Bank of Alaska needs help loading, delivering food to seniors; Homeless begin moving into Sullivan, Ben Boeke arenas and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: APD investigating death of woman in midtown camp and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: State union expresses alarm over workers reporting to offices on Monday; State announces seven new coronavirus cases, bringing statewide tally to 21 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Statement from John MacKinnon Commissioner, Alaska DOT&PF; Alaska Army Guard Helps Rescue Iditarod Mushers after Hitting Seawater Overflow; Village Grave Led to Virus Breakthrough and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaskan families getting creative with social distancing; FOCUS Homeschool helping families with educational needs and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Mean mother

Alaska News March 21, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Blast brings down giant rock to make Seward Highway safer; Inside the Gates: 3D printers save military time and money and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Google launches coronavirus website and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Without clear guidance, child care providers make tough choices on whether to close or stay open; State extends Alaska school closures and enacts new restrictions as coronavirus count grows to 14 and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Which Y-K Delta Villages Are Restricting Travel To Protect Against Coronavirus?; Grant Aviation And Ravn Air Begin Screening Workers, Passengers For COVID-19 Symptoms and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks Pioneer Home helps residents video chat with loved ones; Local soup kitchen transitions to takeout service over coronavirus concerns and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Kiana contractor cleared after testing negative for COVID-19; North Slope police temporarily adjust procedures due to COVID-19 concerns and more ->

Alaska News March 20, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Iditarod musher Mille Porsild wins Rookie of the Year; DOJ seeks applicants for $65M in grants to fight human trafficking; Palmer chamber creates gift card incentive for local spending and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTUU: Coast Guard suspends search for Dutch Harbor fisherman; Governor Dunleavy to announce coronavirus economic plan Friday; Tired of ‘Into the Wild’ rescues, locals want bus removed; Dentists, eye doctors and veterinarians must cancel all non-urgent procedures to safeguard personal protective equipment supplies and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Dunleavy: Alaska’s borders with Canada to remain open; With school closures keeping kids home, Alaska families scramble to work and care for children; Cold weather shelter to move into Juneau Arts and Culture Center to improve social distancing; Alaska Marine Highway to turn away passengers with flu-like symptoms and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel Closes Municipal Buildings, Considers Ways To Keep Hauling Water During COVID-19 Outbreak; AVCP Closes Head Start, Museum Indefinitely; Elective Health Procedures Postponed For 3 Months and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska House passes H.B. 308, providing relief for workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic; Fairbanks fitness studio brings classes home during outbreak; Arctic research fieldwork impacted by COVID-19 precautions; Meals on Wheels program looking for volunteers and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: State comes together for Ashley, once again; Northwest Arctic, North Slope issue COVID-19 disaster declarations and more ->
 
 
 
 
Erin Kirkland, Alaska On The Go: Arizona to Colorado: COVID-19 family travel update
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Live blog: Alaska Coronavirus updates – Blood bank needs blood, but…
The important news you need to know about the novel coronavirus is coming at Alaskans like a firehose.

Must Read Alaska updates relating to the COVID-19 coronavirus will be included on this running post, where you can see updates throughout the days and nights ahead. (Previous stories about the coronavirus response can be found under the All Stories tab.)

Send your news tips to suzanne@mustreadalaska.com.
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Idit-a-twofer
 
 
 
 
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (PRWEB) March 20, 2020: Author Kristi Clark’s new book “The Bush Kids” is a true story depicting many of her family’s adventures in the rugged Alaskan wilderness in the 1960s.