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Agency: Alaska inmate death related to COVID-19

Oct. 11, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A man serving time in an Alaska corrections facility died in a Soldotna hospital and his death was related to COVID-19, the state Department of Corrections announced Monday. The department, in a statement, said the 68-year-old man died Friday. He...

Alaska mayor promotes debunked treatment for COVID-19

Aug. 25, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska borough mayor, who says he is not a medical professional, has promoted a debunked treatment for COVID-19 that is intended more for farm animals. Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce has publicly backed the use of ivermectin, an...

Seward High School swimmer makes Olympic swimming finals

Jul. 26, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — A 17-year-old swimmer who will be a senior at Seward High School this year will be swimming for gold on Monday. Lydia Jacoby qualified for the 100-meter breaststroke finals at the Olympics in Tokyo. She posted the third-fastest time in Sunday’s...