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Searchers say missing Kake man succumbed to the elements

Oct. 18, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers on Monday said a Kake man who had been reported missing was found dead by a canine team searching for him. Troopers said the body of 55-year-old David Dalton was found Monday about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) from where his...

The Latest: Russia's daily virus death toll passes 1,000

Oct. 16, 2021 06:33 AM EDT

MOSCOW — Russia’s daily death toll from COVID-19 has exceeded 1,000 for the first time as the country faces a sustained wave of rising infections. The national coronavirus task force on Saturday reported 1,002 deaths in the previous day, up from 999 on Friday, along...

The Latest: Maine vaccine mandate opponents file appeal

Oct. 15, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

MAINE — Opponents of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers in Maine filed an emergency appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court after being dealt another legal defeat on Friday. The appeal was filed hours after the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston denied...

Alaska Federation of Natives annual meeting will be online

Oct. 15, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Federation of Natives annual convention, the largest gathering of Indigenous people in the state, will be all virtual this year, organizers announced Friday. The decision was made after federation leaders consulted with state federal...

Anchorage mask rule in effect after override of mayor's veto

Oct. 15, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The governing body of Alaska’s largest city has overridden the mayor’s veto of an emergency order instituting a mask mandate for 60 days. The Anchorage Assembly on Thursday overturned Mayor Dave Bronson’s veto of the measure requiring...

Credit unions in Alaska, Washington intend to merge

Oct. 14, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Two credit unions, one based in Washington state and one in Alaska, said Thursday they are seeking regulatory approval of their intent to merge. The credit unions said in a news release that the merger would combine Anchorage, Alaska-based USA...

Anchorage institutes mask mandate under emergency ordinance

Oct. 13, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The governing body of Alaska’s largest city has passed an emergency ordinance instituting a mask ordinance. The Anchorage Assembly passed the motion ordinance late Tuesday, and it replaces an earlier proposal that dragged on for weeks amid...

Some Alaska legislators urge easier ivermectin access

Oct. 12, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Several Republican state lawmakers are urging easier access for Alaskans to ivermectin amid the pandemic, though ivermectin is not authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for preventing or treating COVID-19. Senate Majority Leader...

Authorities: Monk in Alaska faces child sexual abuse charge

Oct. 08, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A monk associated with the Russian Orthodox Church turned himself into police in Kodiak to report that he had sexually abused a child, according to the Alaska Department of Law, which said he arrived to make the report accompanied by a priest and a parent of the child....

Anchorage schools see increase in rude, violent behavior

Oct. 06, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — There’s been an increase in rude, violent behavior in Anchorage schools, and the superintendent wants parents to help address it with children. The bad behavior has included a fight at a high school that prompted a large police response, along...